Leila Lofton

Website:  www.etsy.com/shop/LeilaFayeArt

As a watercolor, acrylic, and oil artist, my paintings are bright, whimsical, and eclectic. I continually find myself drawn to nature’s vibrant colors and organic shapes as my source of inspiration, often making them the subject matter of my work. My intent is to use avant-garde designs and intense colors to bring joy and a feeling of depth to the viewer, drawing them in.

 

Mary Jennings

Email:  mary@maryjenningsart.com
Instagram: mary.jennings.art
Website:  www.maryjenningsart.com

Hello! It’s Mary here.  Thank you for visiting. Feel free to reach out using the contact information above if you have any comments or questions. I’m happy to hear from you.

It might be hard to pin me down to a particular style of painting, so don’t get too comfortable with the photo that’s used to represent my work. It’s best to visit my website where you will find a more complete portfolio and blog. I have done and would love to do more commissions.

I make art and teach about art, creativity and business. I love it all. I have experience with painting murals and work in oils, acrylics, and watercolors. I enjoy blending my experience as a professional visual artist (for 30 years) with my delight in sharing a passion for art through teaching others. I lead classes and experiences for every skill level and have even been featured on three episodes of Bed and Bath Design on HGTV. In 2017, two of my works earned exhibit awards.

Currently, I am the Artist-in-Residence at Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, VA as well as the Director of the Academy with Arlington Artists Alliance. I maintain a creative space in Studio Clarendon. Come visit, please! Contact me if you need directions.

 

Leigh Fulton

Leigh was born and raised in a small town in Ohio and learned to love art in high school where she won first place for her pencil portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt. She moved on to oils and spent many years wrestling with that media with some success. After moving to Washington, DC in 1968, she joined several art organizations and studied for almost six decades with local and nationally-recognized art instructors. She discovered watercolors when she traveled to Provence on a watercolor workshop and knew she needed to seriously dip her toes into that media. She had no idea at the time where that would lead. Now she paints exclusively in watercolor. Inspired by her travels around the world and the breathtaking scenery she encountered, she paints landscapes, architecture and interiors. Her work has been frequently accepted in juried art exhibitions and has won numerous awards. She is a juried and board member of The Potomac Valley Watercolorists and Gallery Underground in Arlington, Virginia. She is also a member of The Art League and Gallery 75 in Alexandria, Virginia and the Arlington Artists Alliance. Her solo exhibition in Washington, DC was one of the high points in her artistic career. One of her paintings was featured in the publication: “Potomac Valley Watercolorists: Celebrating 40 Years – 1974-2014.”

Artist Statement: What I love about watercolor painting is the paint itself. The way the colors can be subtle or strong, light or dark, transparent or opaque. The way some paints separate into two different colors and others blend together to make gorgeous combinations. Just playing with the paints is mystical, fascinating and fun. I want my paintings to tell a story and resonate with viewers. I strive to pull the viewer into my interior paintings and become a part of the scene. I hope my landscapes of places I’ve visited around the world will create a desire to be in those locations. Being part of the painting brings life to it.

Memberships:

  • Potomac Valley Watercolorists
  • The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Bin Gallery – The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Gallery Underground, Arlington, Virginia
  • Arlington Artists Alliance, Arlington, Virginia

 

Rebecca Salzinger

Email:  rebeccasalzinger@gmail.com

I enjoy creating beautiful works of art using watercolor, oil, acrylic, and pastels. Like many artists, my interest in painting began as a young girl using crayons and watercolors. I was born in Richmond, Va and lived my early life on a farm with a large family in Hanover. As an adult I took classes in art at American University during the summers off from teaching math in Fairfax County.

Once retired, I enrolled in the many local art classes available in the Northern Virginia area thru Arlington Adult Ed, The Art League, NVCC, and other art programs.

Encouraged by my aunt, a watercolor artist in Richmond, Va., I joined the Arlington Artist Alliance so I could explore more community activities that were available. I am also member of the McLean Art Society, and the Potomac Valley Watercolorists. I enjoy the challenge of painting landscapes, flowers, and abstracts. I have been juried into many art shows in the local area and my works hang in many locations in Northern Virginia. I continue to enjoy the challenging field of art.

 

Gerda Lane

Email:  Lanegerda@hotmail.com

Gerda Lane began pursuing her interest in art in 2014 after raising a family and retiring from a career in the US Department of State. She paints in oil, watercolor, and pastel. She has a degree in fine arts and continues to take classes and workshops in northern Virginia to further develop her skills. Gerda primarily paints landscapes and still life scenes. Her style can be described as impressionistic realism. She is a member of the Arlington Artists Alliance, McLean Art Society, and the Falls Church Art Society, and enjoys belonging to these communities of fellow artists.