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.

 

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.

Dennis Crayon

Email: webcrayon@hotmail.com
Website: DennisCrayon.com

Dennis Crayon Realist Contemporary Realism

I participated in a six-week archeological at Pompeii in 1998, I was privy to sights that have shaped and directed my artistic vision to this day.

We had access to a lot of the houses that tourists don’t get into. One of the houses had these incredible fresco paintings that in some places looked as fresh as the day they were painted and in other places were really beat up because of the destruction from Vesuvius. Some of the areas had just been so protected, you could see the brushstrokes…and all the incredible realism, and then you’d also have the deterioration in the walls.

I earn a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the State University of New York and later earned a diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in painting.  It was there that he began to learn classical painting.  I later moved to Washington, D.C., and studied at the Zoll Studio of Fine Art in Timonium, Maryland, fully delving into classical painting techniques and trompe l’oeil.

I am an active member of Washington, D.C.’s artistic community. My work has been shown locally and nationally.

 

Mary Jeanne Martz

Website:  www.maryjeannereidmartz.com

For Mary-Jeanne, painting and travel are strongly linked. For almost 60 years, her travels have taken her around the world. She primarily paints landscapes in oil, but also uses water media and pastel. She states: “I put a piece of myself in my paintings. In the process of painting, I both lose and find myself. My personal experiences and emotions are a part of my paintings. As I work on a piece or look at the finished product, I connect back again to that place and time. I relive it and find joy and peace. My hope is that others will also experience what I feel when they view my paintings.” She has had her work accepted in juried shows at the Arlington Artists Alliance, the Art League in Alexandria, the Arts Club of Washington, and the McLean Art Society. She shows continuously at the Gallery Underground in Crystal City.

 

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).