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.

Kathleen Jamieson

Email: katjamieson@gmail.com
Website: katjamieson.com

“I create to discover,” says Kat who continues a long family tradition in painting, metalsmithing and other creative pursuits. Kat devotes her energy as an artist to creating both original silver and copper jewelry, and award-winning watercolors. She is an active member of the Arlington Artists Alliance in Arlington, VA, and of The Art League in Alexandria, VA.

Kat’s corporate career as a creative director and communicator has been devoted to nonprofits such as The Nature Conservancy and the American Red Cross. She has a BFA in Graphic Design from MICA (The Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore, MD, and completed graduate work in Publication Design in the US and England. Her professional recognition includes awards by Communication Arts Design Annual, PRINT Magazine Design Annual, Type Directors Club, AR100 Annual Report Show and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

 

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.

 

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.