Do You Know… …Carol Mainardi?

  • July 1, 2018
Do You Know… …Carol Mainardi?

  Do you know... ...Carol Maindardi? I was always ambivalent of Mermaids. For me, they were just a child's fantasy. That is, until I had a conversation with Carol! She shared the story of her personal connection to Mermaids and why she calls herself "the Mermaid lady"... She totally changed my perspective! Carol had a recurring dream of seeing herself drowning. She struggled to catch her breath and break free. Never giving up, Carol would continue to try. In the dream, she eventually grew a tail which helped her to swim and survive. After a long struggle and toughened by the experience,...

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Do you know… …Toni Chaplin?

  • June 1, 2018
Do you know… …Toni Chaplin?

Do you know... ...Toni Chaplin? Toni Chaplin is a Sparta, NJ native. While still in high school, Toni was recognized with her first art award. By 14, she had her first sale. Toni was hooked on becoming an artist! Toni's mediums of choice are watercolor and acrylic. She enjoys experimenting in a variety of techniques. The beauty of nature and our surroundings is what influences her. Paintings of landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, floral, still life are painted as Toni sees them; making them as realistic as she can. Toni has been lucky enough to had studied with artists: Janet Walsh,...

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Do you know… … Arielle Sekula?

  • May 1, 2018
Do you know… … Arielle Sekula?

Do you know... ... Arielle Sekula? Arielle Sekula grew up in NEPA. She began creating art at an early age. Arielle attended Edinboro University in western PA.   With a degree in traditional, hand-drawn animation, Arielle discovered her love for oil painting. She was inspired by the designs of animated characters. She began to create silhouetted pieces. After a few years in the field and deciding that the animation industry wasn't for her, she picked up a palette knife! Having an extreme amount of oil paint left over from her college courses, Arielle began working primarily in oils....

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Do you know… … Ann Marie Netti?

  • April 1, 2018

Do you know... ...Ann Marie Netti? Ann Marie Netti is a very talented artist! Whether it's a close up of a flower in one of her paintings or a pastel drawing of a frog, all her work is extremely realistic! Ann Marie once shared with me that she gets her inspirations when she can't sleep, in the dark of night. With low light, she tacks a piece of paper onto her refrigerator and lets the image speak to her. She gets so caught up in the process, she looses all sense of time. Ann Marie is so entrenched in these creations that they become a part of her. The process is so deeply personal, that...

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Do you know… …Richard Larsen?

  • March 1, 2018
Do you know… …Richard Larsen?

Do you know... ... Richard Larsen? Richard Larsen is a multi-talented artist. He is self-taught; working in the genres of still-life, surrealism, modern art, landscapes and impressionism. He prefers water-oils and acrylics. With no formal training, Richard is a student of such artists as Monet, Dali, Pollock and other greats. Richard is also a very accomplished pianist! Featured in many high-end juried shows including; Allied Artists at Gramercy Park, NYC, Salma Gundi Art Club, NYC, Richard has been reviewed by Sotheby's and the Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art. Richard...

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Do you know… …Cathy Arvonio?

  • February 1, 2018
Do you know… …Cathy Arvonio?

Do you know... ... Cathy Arvonio? Cathy Arvonio loves to create and re-create a picture or scene into art. "When I put oil paint onto canvas, it is my desire to create this beauty as I see it, which moves me to paint in a realistic way. I always find beauty in everything that I paint. There is beauty all around us and in every one of us and it is my inspiration to see it, feel it and to paint it!" From that I take and put it all onto my canvas." One of Cathy's favorite artist's quotes is, "Art does not reproduce what we see. It makes us see!" -Paul Klee. Cathy has been oil painting...

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Do you know… …Guy D’Alessandro?

  • January 1, 2018
Do you know… …Guy D’Alessandro?

Do you know... ... Guy D'Alessandro? Guy D'Alessandro works primarily with acrylics; capturing moments in time! He shows us his view; perception and interpretation of nature and wildlife. Guy finds peace in nature and shares that with his viewers. His paintings are extremely realistic. You feel as if you can touch the fauna. The animals appear alert to your presence. Their eyes follow you! They are really quite beautiful! Guy learned to improve his techniques while attending college (Keystone College, The School of Visual Arts and Montclair University). Exhibiting his art since 1997, Guy has been...

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Do you know… …Jerry Davis?

  • December 1, 2017
Do you know… …Jerry Davis?

Do you know... ... Jerry Davis? Jerry Davis is an extremely multi-talented man. I say this with absolutely no bias; even though we've been married for 46 years! Jerry spent his childhood learning carpentry, how & what makes things work and not to be afraid of experimenting. Under his Dad's guidance, Jerry was able to make just about anything from nothing (including his winning coaster derby car!). During his pre-teen years, while under the tutelage of his step-Dad, Jerry added another level; becoming an electrician's apprentice. Just out of high school, Jerry left Rockland County...

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Do you know… …Lisa Hannick?

  • November 1, 2017
Do you know… …Lisa Hannick?

Do you know... ...Lisa Hannick? Lisa Hannick began her art education at the age of 11 - spending Saturday's studying under acclaimed artist, Vincent Trotta. She graduated Art & Design High School in NYC and went on to study architectural design. Eighteen years later, Lisa left the industry to pursue art. Lisa enrolled in The Art Students League in NY and The National Academy of Design, NY. Under the tutelage of Harvey Dinnerstein, Lisa's skills were polished and her creative desire reborn. Lisa's paintings are reflective of classical art. There are many layers of paint, each one drying...

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Do you know… …(the late) Ron Demuth?

  • October 1, 2017
Do you know… …(the late) Ron Demuth?

Do you know... ...(the late) Ron Demuth? Ron Demuth was the youngest of four (4) children. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was an alum of the University of Michigan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ron served in the Army and then taught at Stanford University. He left teaching to work as a nuclear engineer for a variety of companies including; Lockheed Missiles, General Electric, Raytheon Missiles, Boston Edison and General Public Utilities. Following his retirement, Ron began experimenting with oil paints. When Ron relocated to Dingman's Ferry, his passion for painting landscapes...

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