As a self-taught artist, Sharon Borror uses transparent watercolor to achieve the atmosphere of her paintings and to evoke a mood or memory. The results are watercolors that are serene and sentimental, tranquil and soothing, or emotional and stirring.
Listed in Who's Who in American Art, Judy has received international recognition as one of today's best portrait painters. Her work has been shown in such venues as The National Arts Club, The Salmagundi Club in New York City, The Cahoon Museum of American Art and The Butler Institute of American Art.
She has been featured in International Artist, Pastel Artist International, American Artist, The Pastel Journal, The Artist's Magazine and in the books Best Portrait Painting, Best of Pastel, 100 Ways to Paint People and Portrait Highlights.
LAWRENCE J. CHURSKI began his study of drawing and painting in 1963 upon receiving a full scholarship to the Cooper School of Art. He continued his education at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He later joined Artists Incorporated, an Akron, Ohio- based graphic design studio where he would eventually became owner and president. In that period he has won numerous illustration and design awards including a National Addy. In 1994 he bought " The Mill at Yellow Creek" , a restored grist mill, circa 1830.Today it is the home to the Lawrence J. Churski studio and gallery.
Dave Cordas has been painting watercolors for over 35 years. He is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, the Whiskey Painters of America and is a member at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. David's paintings are proudly displayed in the private collections of the Wadsworth Public Library, Wadsworth Steiner Youth Center, First Christian Church of Wadsworth, H&S Tool, Altercare, Plasti-Kote Co. Inc., Manco Corporation, Ohio Concrete & Drilling and Huntington Bank.
Don is recognized nationally for his prize winning watercolor and acrylic painting. A native of Salem, Ohio he has been interested in art since the age of five.
He has helped organizations such as the Ohio Watercolor Society and the Boston Mills ArtFest.
Fred is among a select group of watercolorists who are Signature Members of all three major watercolor societies: American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and Transparent Watercolor Society of America "Master Status".
His continuous growth and development in his pursuit of watercolor has enabled him to be a leading artist/educator in the field of watercolor painting. Fred's work has been featured in Watercolor Techniques for Releasing the Creative Spirit, Creative Watercolor Workshop and International Artists among other publications.
Norman is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and began his career as art director for National Plastic Products Company. From 1963-68, he was head technical illustrator for Westinghouse Aerospace Division, where he illustrated the airplane-mounted prototype for the radar systems that are still in use today.
He then took his talents to Baltimore Paint & Chemical Company, which was purchased by Dutch Boy Paints. In 1981, after Sherwin-Williams purchased Dutchboy, Inc., he transferred here and moved to Hinckley.
The paintings of Dino Massaroni have been awarded numerous competitive prizes in national, regional and local exhibits. He has exhibited his artwork in such nationally renowned venues as the Butler Institute of American Art, American Artists Professional League Annual, Knickerbocker Artists Annual, Akron Society of Artists Annual Grand Exhibition, Allied Artists of America Annual, and the Pastel Society of America Annual. His most notable solo exhibitions were displayed at the Butler Institute of American Art and the Canton Art Institute.
Bob has studied at the Cleveland School of Art, the Huntington Institute, The Cleveland College and Milwaukee's Latham School of Art. He is a member of the Ohio Watercolor Society.
Sandra has been a lifelong resident of the Wadsworth area, where she has been an art educator for thirty two years. Sandra is a graduate of The Univeristy of Akron, B.S. Art Ed. and Secondary Ed. and M.S., (Post Graduate Work at Ashland and Wooster Colleges).
Sandra has painted professionally for over thirty years and her paintings hang in numerous Private Collections, Institutions, and Corporations throughout the United States.
John has been a realist in one form or another since college. His fascination with the visual world has never been abated and he found himself overwhelmed with the variety of form and beauty ever present in the environment.
Early in his career he took the organic point of view for realism and drew objects entirely from his surroundings and always of a personal nature. Later he experimented with symbolism and started to explore the wonders of color through colored pencils.
Born in Syracuse, New York, Cathy now resides in Richfield, Ohio. She received a degree in education from the State University of New York at Cortland. For 28 years Cathy has been teaching watercolor.
She was on the faculty of Continuing Education at the Cleveland Institute of Art and has taught workshops nationally and internationally.
Cathy's work has been featured in galleries in New York, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts and Ohio. Her work hangs in hundreds of private and corporate collections both here and abroad.
Joe Wood is a 6 time Emmy Award winning artist, animator and graphic designer. Joe began his broadcast design career in 1978 with the Danny Greene Trial. As a courtroom artist you have to create drawings very quickly. Sketches that were done in the courtroom can be scanned and opened in Photoshop. This tool allows the artist to apply more drawings and airbrush affects as well as other techniques. Drawings can be enhanced using multiple layers for subtle changes. Joe has also illustrated 6 children's books.
Carol Adams is a contemporary sculptor and installation artist. She mixes organic shapes and forms from the earth with the technology created by man. Her work speaks to the harmony human beings cause when creating and working together. Her stand for making art is creating joy, harmony, communication, happiness, knowledge, sharing, and abundance for the planet. She is a multi-media artist using, fiber, enamel, metal, wood, paint, lighting, computer programming, neon, and much more.
All of my work, whatever the subject, indulges my fascination between light and dark. I love the mystery and the intrigue of shadow and the drama of form.
I lightly sketch a size and placement drawing on my canvas to work out compositional issues. I then paint directly (“alla prima”) I try to use rich color, translucent shadows and the brilliant building of lights
to convey my thoughts.
My material is gathered either from the live model painted in a north light studio or from plein aire sketches done from my trips to Italy or France during the year.
Christopher Leeper is a full-time artist from Canfield, OH. He is the author of Realism in Watermedia, North Light. He has illustrated four children's books for the Smithsonian and the African Wildlife Foundation. His work has been featured in several books and publications, including The Artist's Magazine, American Artist and Ohio Magazine. He is a member of the adjunct faculty in the Department of Art at Youngstown State University. He served as president of the Ohio Watercolor Society (2008-2012). Christopher graduated from Youngstown State University in 1988 with a BFA degree in graphic design.
In September 2005, Carolyn's first book entitled Land and Light Workshop, Painting Mood and Atmosphere in Oils was released by North Light Books, and an accompanying video/DVD entitled Painting Mood and Atmosphere was released by Teaching Art, Ltd. Her work is also published in The Ultimate Guide to Painting from Photographs. In addition, Carolyn is published as one of several artists featured in both Artist's Photo Reference - Landscapes by Gary Greene and Artist's Digital Photo Reference - Landscapes by Erin Nevius. Recently, she has written articles published in Paint Magazine for the Society for All Artists, UK. She has also had her work featured in The Artist's Magazine.
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