Anne Hancock

Anne Hancock works primarily in oils: paintings that serve as a scrapbook of connections.  She maintains a studio at the Columbia Pike Artist Studios, of which she was a co-founder.   Additionally, she is active as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arlington Arts Center, where she currently serves as President.

 

Sharon Malley

E-mail: sharonmalley@comcast.net
Website: malleygallery.com

Sharon Malley believes that popular culture and new media dilute our experiences of ourselves, of others, and of our natural environments. She finds pleasure in the tactile act of painting, working primarily in oil with the same three tubes of color and white. She often incorporates other materials in the canvases, including gold leaf, paper collage, various printing techniques, and sewn objects. The primitive symbolism in her current “Anthropology” series is to remind the viewer of a subconscious iconography that has become lost in our tech savvy world.

Sharon holds a BS in Art Education and a Masters degree and Doctorate in special education and disability related fields. Her doctoral work focused on creativity and disabilities. She is the founder of Within Sight, a non-profit that facilitated the art making of visual artists with intellectual disabilities in Arlington, VA. She works as the special education specialist for VSA/Accessibility, advising the Kennedy Center educational programs, and in her spare time as an artist, with studios in Arlington, VA and Denton, MD.

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

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.

Agnes Yackshaw

Agnes Yackshaw is an Arlington resident who has been painting for over ten years.  I enjoy painting portraits, people as well as pets, and nature, especially flowers.   I paint primarily in oils but also work in watercolors.  My major influences are the impressionists and I especially admire the use of light and the layers of color in their artwork and have adapted these qualities to my own paintings.  I enjoy painting bright colors to evoke happy moods and the pleasures of life.   My work may be seen in  various venues under the curatorship of Arlington Artists Alliance.  I also paint by commission.  Thank you for your consideration and for supporting the artists in Arlington, Virginia.