Bruce Williams

Email:  bwilli13@gmail.com

Bruce Williams was born in Arlington, Virginia in the late 50’s. He was raised and educated in Northern Virginia.
Bruce wanted to capture his natural talent with drawing and painting. It wasn’t until 1991 when he observed the National Gallery of Arts “Circa 1492” exhibit that inspired him to pursue developing that raw, undirected talent.
Bruce started attending classes at the Art League in Old Town Alexandria. This pushed him to continue his art education at Northern Virginia Community College, receiving his associates in Fine Art. At this time, he maintained a studio at Reeb Hall, located in Arlington, Virginia. He continued his education at George Mason University, receiving a BFA in Fine Arts in 2003, with a concentration in Sculpture.
Bruce works in oil, acrylic and a touch of water color. His main focus has turned to sculpture. He works in clay, plastilina, stone, wood and wax. He makes his own molds and does most of his own casting in plaster and concrete. His current paintings are a series of the classic Barbie and Ken, they’re playful and nostalgic for those who grew up in the 1960’s.
This past year Bruce has added black and white medium format film photography to his resume.

 

Deborah Taylor

Email: deborahltaylor@mac.com

Website: http://www.dtaylorstudio.com

I consider myself to be a contemporary impressionist oil painter. One of my favorite studios is the great outdoors. I specialize in plein air landscape painting as well as still life paintings from set ups at my home studio or studio at the Blue Studio at Studios Underground.

My artistic journey has taken me on several paths. Early, I was interested in craft/sculpture and working with tools. I took a break from creative pursuits to follow a career outside of art as well as for child rearing. For the past ten or more years I have become obsessed with oil painting. Painting guides me in looking at the world with intention.

One path that has been especially rewarding for me is to paint small and often. I initially painted daily and then wrote about the process on a blog. I have since abandoned the blog

(after almost two years) and now have become more flexible in my painting practice. I sometimes paint abstracts in acrylic, have loved my involvement with encaustics but always return to my true calling – small intimate oil paintings.

I am inspired by many things, a flower, sun on an old pick up truck, bright red bell peppers or hills on a foggy day.

I am a member and former board member of both The Art League and the Arlington Artists Alliance. My work can be seen at several venues through the region, in private collections and at www.dtaylorstudio.com

Yes — Commission *  I accept commissions on a case by case basis. I do not, however, paint portraits but enjoy painting landscapes or objects that have special meaning.

Anna Schalk

BS Cornell University; BS Medical University of South Carolina; Graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing; Teacher at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Anna is a retired Pediatric Occupational Therapist who treated children in NYC for 15 years. Following 7 years of study at BBSH, she developed a program to assist the participants in discovering and releasing of life long beliefs that do not serve the individual in self actualization.

Anna studied painting throughout her life: U of Georgia, Rochester Tech, College of Charleston, and the Corcoran School of Art. Her teachers included Gene Davis, Miles Batt, Carla O’Connor, Michael Tyzack, Michael Phillips and many others.

Anna has exhibited in both solo and group shows in various cities: NYC; Washington, DC; Charleston, SC; Miami, FL; Lookout Mtn., TN and others.

Her paintings have been juried in to national shows, winning awards as well as being included in traveling exhibits.

Olivia Springberg

Website:  olspringberg.wixsite.com/oliviaspringberg

I get my ideas for my art from what is around me. My favorite subject to paint is landscapes so I look at the differences in weather and climate and express that in a number of my paintings. What I want to achieve in my work is to make the viewer think back to a time when they were in a place that resembles the one in the painting. I hope to give the audience a warm feeling and a sense of comfort in my work. I’ve been influenced by a number of painters of different and diverse styles, but landscapes have always stood out to me. Recently, I have been doing a variety of styles such as portraits and abstracts that have a weird and surrealistic touch to them. My overall goal is to engage the viewer with intriguing colors and compositions. I try to achieve many different styles and techniques which are present in my displayed art.

 

Sally Slifkin

Email: ssslif@gmail.com
Website: http://ssslif.wixsite.com/sally-slifkin

Sally Samuels Slifkin has been painting for all of her adult life. She loves painting landscapes which include architectural interest. Most of her work has been in acrylic on canvas although she has dabbled in pastel, gouache and oil. Sally has recently moved to Arlington, VA from Allentown, PA, where she has lived most of her life. Her artwork is mostly inspired by the Pennsylvania farmland which surrounded her town. She finds beauty in the simple life; a farm, a fence in a field, a clothesline, a backyard. She also enjoys painting from photographs she has taken while vacationing in New England, South Carolina, England, Ireland and France. Sally has recently been creating miniature worlds in shadow boxes, many which include her original paintings. She has just illustrated a children’s book series, “The Royal Series”, written by her daughter.

Sally has had her paintings exhibited in several solo and group shows in the Allentown, PA area. Her artwork is in the permanent collection at Just Born Candies (Peeps), as well as in many private homes. She served on the board of the Lehigh Art Alliance for 12 years. She is a member of the Arlington Artists Alliance. A graduate of Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA she has studied painting both in Allentown and Arlington.