Larry Padberg


After dabbling with oils and watercolor painting for many years, Larry began to pursue watercolor seriously in 2001 with instruction through the Alexandria Art League. His work is representational and includes a variety of subjects including landscapes, still life, florals, and nautical scenes. He works in both watercolor and acrylics. An Arlington resident, Larry joined the Arlington Artists Alliance in 2014; his work may be seen in various venues and shows under the curatorship of the Alliance.

Larry retired in 2014 from a professional career in higher education administration and fund raising for a nonprofit homeless services agency. He continues to provide volunteer service with Arlington County homeless services agencies, and is a fund raising/grant writing consultant for nonprofit organizations.


Tony Neville

Tony is an award-winning artist and teacher.  He exhibits in watercolor, acrylic, and charcoal. He has been juried into over 30 exhibitions locally and regionally.  He teaches art classes and provides watercolor demonstrations for local groups.

Trained as an architect and landscape architect, Tony uses subjects that often focus on the enjoyment of landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes.  These subjects form a connection between people and their environment.  Tony’s earlier professional career is closely linked to the beginning of the environmental movement and emphasized how to manage the stewardship of nature.  His art explores how the natural and built environment can co-exist to further our well-being.  Creating images of nature and light heightens our awareness and prompts exploration of our surroundings.


Lauren Marcott

Lauren Marcott has sketched since first grade, but only in the last few years has she worked in color.  In school she studied crafts and played around with pencil portraits. During summers she taught among the unique perspectives and color of the Southwestern desert, before traveling and working in East Asia and Europe, always sketching.   She retired from the U.S. State Department in 2007, after serving in London, Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine, as well as various places in Washington.

In the last few years she’s traveled with her husband to Jordan, Japan, Turkey, and Central Europe, and has driven several times across the US.  She visits her daughter and granddaughter in Paris and Jerusalem, as well as New England in summer and Florida in winter — hence the bistros, seashells, sailboats, canyons, and lighthouses that populate many of her paintings.

Since she retired, she’s taken on watercolor, at least in part because of its ability to capture the light in objects – and because it has a mind of its own.   She studied watercolor at the Smithsonian, at the Arlington Arts Alliance, with Arlington Adult Education and most recently the Art League.  She is a member of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, the Arlington Artists Alliance and the Gallery Underground.   She can be reached at

Meg MacKenzie

Award winning and acclaimed artist Meg MacKenzie has her work in both international and national private collections. She draws her inspiration from the complex color formed by the early morning and late afternoon sunlight. The acrylic pieces reflect nature’s patterns with texture, moodiness and unexpected color. The watercolor pieces are realistic, simplistic, and elegant yet reflects an unexpected abstract quality.
She is a member of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, Virginia Watercolor Society, The Art League in Old Town Alexandria, the Arlington Artists Alliance and the Northern Virginia Watercolor Workshop.
Meg has been accepted in and has won awards in juried group shows at The Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia. Her work will be in the 2007-2008 Bin Gallery at the Art League Gallery. In 2005 and 2006, her woork was chosen to be displayed in the Kennedy Center National Symphony Orchestra Designers’ Show House. She has shown at various locations throughout Northern Virginia including the Ellipse Art Center and Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, Virginia and in 2007, the Mid-Atlantic watercolor show at Strathmore Hall.

She has shown in the Tidewater Virginia area, has done commissioned work and murals in the Shenandoah Valley, and now lives and shows in Northern Virginia.

Donna Lomangino


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.