Donna Lomangino

Email: donna@lomangino.com
Website: http://www.lomanginoart.com

I am inspired by the overwhelming beauty and serenity of nature, its subtle shifts in color and mood, its gentleness and its ferocity. I have always felt ruled and directed by my moods, regardless of attempts to repress them or inhibit their influence, and considered this a great flaw. It brings a sort of comfort to think that the myriad shifts in the wind, the precipitation, the temperature, a cloud, the light, present and elicit an endless array of fascinating scenes, sensations and emotions—and are beyond our control.

Does it follow, then, that mood is a condition of our existence, that the intricacies of each personality are as ever-changing as the wind and the light, and that change is not only expected, but welcomed, instigated perhaps? I love to capture a mood, a moment, when painting land-, sea- and roomscapes, and also when painting portraits.The CinemaScope series captures a dramatic moment in film, and is an homage to cinema, another major inspiration.

When I paint, I allow my moods and my instincts to guide me, from selection of color to application. My goal is to preserve as much spontaneity and rhythm as possible, not overworking the paint, so that the energy of the painting remains, and the force of the brushstrokes are preserved.

Rex J. Pace

Email: UDesigns@earthlink.net

Rex Pace paints with heavy textures using many tinted gels and pastes. Metallic, interference, and other unique paints are also favorites that are applied in a range of methods from traditional brush techniques to thick extrusions using paint knives and squeeze bottles. While experimentation and innovation are central to Rex’s process, these methods fundamentally support a structured approach to creating images that explore archetypical images from the intersection of the conscious and unconscious mind that give us a sense of time, place, feeling, and identity. In particular, many of Rex’s paintings construct these facets into either overt or suggestive architectural or landscape contexts.
Rex graduated from the North Carolina State University College of Design and for over the past twenty-five years has been an illustrator, author, and architectural designer focused on access to the built environment for people with disabilities and advancing the concept of Universal Design, a belief that our society’s architecture, transportation, and products should be inclusive of people of all abilities and ages. Rex has been an artist since he was a small child and capable of holding a crayon to mark on any nearby surface. Eventually, he progressed to his current choice medium of acrylic paint.
Rex lives in Arlington, VA, with his wife Michele without whom he would not get nearly as much painting done.

Rex will work on commissioned projects, please contact for more information.

 

Linda Jeffers

Email: LKJeffers@gmail.com
Website: www.lkjeffers.net

LK (Linda) Jeffers, resides in Arlington, VA. Her award-winning art is in collections in the U.S. and Europe and has been exhibited in various galleries throughout the U.S., including Touchstone, Washington DC; Ellipse, Arlington, VA; James Cohan Gallery, New York City, NY; Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD; eMerge Art Fair, Washington DC; Gallery Underground, Arlington, VA; and others. Her work has been published in the Washington Project for the Arts Artist Directory. She has been a long-standing member of various art groups such as the McLean Project for the Arts (MPA), Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Arlington Artists Alliance (AAA) and Maryland Art Place (MAP).

 

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.

 

Michael Allison

Email: mikeyallisonart@gmail.com
Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MJArtsShop

I like to fly blind and see if I can bring what’s inside my head onto the canvass. I work with acrylic paints because they suite the needs of my style – something that dries fast, can be applied in layers, and is economical when I get ambitions to work large (which I often do).
I say “fly blind” because the painting process I stumbled into over the years involves a masking of each layer of paint after application. Working light to dark, I apply a single coat of paint with a roller and then block off portions of the canvas with an adhesive (typically tape or glue) where I don’t want the next layer of paint to appear. This process is repeated until the canvass is essentially entirely covered in adhesive hiding a painting underneath. Then I take a deep breath, remove the adhesive, and hope the painting that’s revealed underneath looks like what I imagined in my head.
I won’t lie, sometimes the painting matches what I had planned, and sometimes it does not. However, I’ve never been displeased with the end result (yet?). I think that’s what I enjoy most about the process – the hours and hours of labor always end with a bit of a surprise at the end. I usually add a little brushwork to the piece at the end to give it some pop.
Portraits are my burgeoning passion. If you enjoy my style and would like to commission a portrait of a particular person (or animal) I can be contacted at mikeyallisonart@gmail.com.