Shelley Micali

Email: shelmicali@aol.com
Website: www.micaliart.com

Shelley Micali lives in Arlington, VA with her family and where she paints in her home-studio. She shows her paintings in local venues including Cassatt’s Café, The Arlington Treasurer’s Office, and the Arlington Free Clinic. Shelley has donated works for charitable causes in the Washington DC area including: The National Brain Tumor Society, The Netherlands American Society, The Children’s Inn at NIH and Trinity Presbyterian Church.

In 2014, Shelley won a prize for a painting submitted to a juried show at the Audi Arlington dealership.
Though Shelley’s formal oil painting career only began in 2008, she has been creating works of art since the 1970’s when she was a girl and exhibited creations at local Washington D.C. art shows she attended with her mother Barbara Stewart, an accomplished botanical illustrator. After working many years in the finance industry and raising two boys, Shelley has happily re-connected with her creative side.

Shelley has completed many commissions for clients. She is happy to discuss any painting ideas with potential clients.

 

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).

 

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.

 

Tom Mulczynski

Email: tom_mulczynski@yahoo.com

The focus of Tom’s creative efforts at present is on sculpting abstracted representations of trees, iconic symbols of life and nature, from various types of metal wire.  Drawn to the expressive power of trees, he likes to experiment with different styles and materials to express some basic truth or feeling: freedom, death, whimsy.  He draws his inspiration from the simplicity of classical Zen-inspired depictions of nature, and from singular trees that catch his eye, and hopes to inspire in the observer an increased awareness of self and of nature.  He is a self-trained artist who occasionally dabbles in acrylic paint and other media.

Commissions – I do accept commissions and am happy to work with you to create a piece of art based on your own special interests.  Please contact me directly to discuss commissions.

 

Elisabeth Hudgins

Email: eghudgins@gmail.com
Website: elisabethhudgins.com

Elisabeth works in watermedia and mixed media. Trained as a watercolor artist, she maintains her love of transparency, and being able to see through layers of paint and elements. Now, as a more experimental painter, she enjoys seeing what happens when she makes “homemade” papers, which she uses in collage. Her goal in her artwork is to maintain the spontaneous and transparent quality, while capturing ephemeral subjects.
Elisabeth has served as President of the Arlington Artists Alliance, and has been a member of numerous other local arts organizations. She has been represented in the past by The Artists Undertaking in Occoquan, Stifel and Capra in Falls Church, and is now represented by the Gallery Underground in Arlington. Her work has won many awards and she has had solo shows thoughout the metropolitan Washington area. Her paintings have been featured in Elan Magazine.
Commissions: Elisabeth accepts commissions for watercolor, mixed media and acrylic paintings.