Aimee Beyette

Email:  aimeebeyette@gmail.com
Website:  www.beyettepetportraits.com

Aimee was born and raised near Buffalo, NY, moving to Northern Virginia in 2015 to escape the Lake Erie snow.  She has forever been dabbling in various art forms to become versatile in many media to suit her current role as a Therapeutic Art Program Manager for adults with disabilities.  She completed her BA in Studio Art from William Smith College in Geneva, NY and her MS in Art Therapy from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY.

Specializing in charcoal, her drawing style is representational to capture a moment in time.  She enjoys drawing animals, people, and nature scenes.  Aimee also enjoys using acrylics to feed her soul through abstract expression and mandala creation.

Available for commission work.

 

Gerda Lane

Email:  Lanegerda@hotmail.com

Gerda Lane began pursuing her interest in art in 2014 after raising a family and retiring from a career in the US Department of State. She paints in oil, watercolor, and pastel. She has a degree in fine arts and continues to take classes and workshops in northern Virginia to further develop her skills. Gerda primarily paints landscapes and still life scenes. Her style can be described as impressionistic realism. She is a member of the Arlington Artists Alliance, McLean Art Society, and the Falls Church Art Society, and enjoys belonging to these communities of fellow artists.

 

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.

Fran Bell Simms

Fran Bell Simms has been a painter since childhood and continues to study and to seek improvement as she enters her eighth decade. When in grade 3, her painting of children in the home preparing for bedtime was selected as representative of her elementary school and was sent to Russia. That is the last time the painting was ever seen. During high school and college, she used her art work for cartooning and making posters. She integrated the arts into curriculum and is one of the midwives of the daVinci Project, still alive and well in Arlington Public School’s Barcroft. As an empty nester, she began to study watercolor in earnest and has taken classes with Gwen Bragg, Jane Coonce, Judi Betts, Lian Quag When, Brenda Swenson and has traveled abroad with other watercolorists to paint en plein air and to continue working with this complex and pliant medium. She qualifies as a “colorist” and often takes the challenge of working color using a simple triad. She has taught watercolor for Arlington Adult Education, is a member of the Art League of Alexandra, Arlington Artists Alliance and Falls Church Artists.

 

Sandi Parker

Email: sparkerart@yahoo.com
Website: https://www.sandiparker.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandiparkerfineart/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandiparkerartist/

Sandi Parker primarily paints abstracts in acrylic, as well as oils in a variety of subjects. Her abstracts are richly textured, with layers of paint, sometimes including other media such as graphite pencil, oil crayon and collage, and frequently employing a scratching technique to reveal layers of color beneath and provide energy and movement. She uses a variety of non-brush tools such as palette knives, putty knives and sandpaper in her work. “My abstract work is influenced by the patina found on urban walls,” she says, “and I frequently include graffiti in my work.” She also paints impressionistic oil landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes, as well as youth sports portraits, and has a line of jewelry, “SandiSea Designs,” fashioned from seaglass.  She has been accepted into and has won awards at many local and national juried shows, held a solo show of her abstract works, “Urban Edge,” in 2016, and was commissioned in 2016 for a large-scale permanent public art installation of abstracts in Crystal City, Arlington, VA, which can be seen at 12th St. and Army Navy Drive.

Sandi Parker is available for commissions of traditional paintings from photographs, as well as abstracts commissions.

Monthly Art League juried shows May/July https://www.theartleague.org

“Resist,” juried show Zenith Gallery July 13 – Sept. 1 https://www.zenithgallery.com