Olivia Springberg

Website:  olspringberg.wixsite.com/oliviaspringberg

I get my ideas for my art from what is around me. My favorite subject to paint is landscapes so I look at the differences in weather and climate and express that in a number of my paintings. What I want to achieve in my work is to make the viewer think back to a time when they were in a place that resembles the one in the painting. I hope to give the audience a warm feeling and a sense of comfort in my work. I’ve been influenced by a number of painters of different and diverse styles, but landscapes have always stood out to me. Recently, I have been doing a variety of styles such as portraits and abstracts that have a weird and surrealistic touch to them. My overall goal is to engage the viewer with intriguing colors and compositions. I try to achieve many different styles and techniques which are present in my displayed art.

 

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

Jean Moore

When Jean S. Moore started her career in art, she was first drawn to the Old World mosaics of the Greeks and Romans.  After successfully creating several large mosaics, which received wide acclaim, she became increasingly frustrated with the difficulty of obtaining tessarae in a sufficiently broad array of colors to give the depth to her mosaics that she desired.  So she turned to oil painting, where through blending, an endless variety of color, light, and shadow can be obtained.  Since that time she has worked exclusively in oils.

Jean is most well known for her highly-realistic landscapes, still lifes, and animal portraits.  Her paintings are in private collections throughout the East Coast, from Massachusetts to South Carolina, and some of her works have been featured in news articles, used in public posters, and in commercial calendars.  Some of her more popular paintings have been replicated in giclees and in greeting cards.

For Jean, “the beauty of painting is that I never stop learning, never stop improving.  Every time I think I have reached the top of my skill level, I find it is just another plateau and there is yet another peak to climb.”

 

Jessica Mickey

Jessica Mickey is a local Arlingtonian, who has found inspiration and love in oil paints over the past several years. Jessica minored in Visual Arts in college, but her focus then was photography. Today, Jessica uses a paintbrush instead, to focus on light and vibrancy, attempting to draw viewers in with color and composition, often making you feel a part of the painting. Her style would most likely be called photorealism, but with a flare of effervescence that captivates a moment in time more than a photograph ever could. In fact, Jessica’s work has unique undertones of hyper-realism, bringing the viewer’s eye directly where she wants you to focus, sometimes even making you question whether it’s a painting or a photo. Jessica has done many commissions, most often portraits of people and pets, but her favorite compositions are still landscapes.

Since joining the Alliance in 2013, she has shown her work at the Arlington Free Clinic, Luna Grill, Cosi in Courthouse, Arlington Co. Treasurer’s Office, Cassatt’s, SAIC/Leidos, Toby’s Ice Cream, Hand-N-Hand Therapy, the Holiday Inn in Ballston (which she also helps co-curate), and Gallery Underground. Jessica has also happily been the Co-Director of Gallery Underground for more than 2 years now.

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.