Elise Ritter

Email: eliseritter@yahoo.com
Website: http://elise-ritter.pixels.com
Website: http://eliserittergallery.com

  • She is a juried member of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, an organization of top watercolor artists in the Washington DC region.
  • She is represented by Gallery Underground, in Crystal City, Arlington, the award-winning gallery of the Arlington Artists Alliance, and she is an active member of the Alliance.
  • She is also a featured artist at Masterpieces Gallery, in Kerikeri, New Zealand, and her paintings are being shown in Auckland NZ this summer, 2017.
  • Her paintings are represented in many private collections throughout the United States, New China, Germany, England, Portugal, Canada, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico.
  • Elise is a member of the Virginia Watercolor Society, and her paintings have been selected for several annual statewide exhibitions. She has also had a one-person show at the State Capitol during the General Assembly, and 2 solo shoes at private galleries in Richmond.
  • “Luminous Grace,” was the title of her 30-piece solo show from January – April 2016, at the National Methodist Church in Washington, DC.
  • Elise’s artwork was juried into the 2016 Best Virginia Artists Juried Exhibition.
  • Her duo art exhibition, with Linda Maldonado, “Illuminations” (2014), at Gallery Underground, was chosen as a “hot hit & hidden jewel” by CultureCapital Weekend, and reviewed on NPR.
  • PUBLICATIONS include: “Pastoral Liturgy: Doing Good Work, May/June 2016”“Potomac Valley Watercolorists: Celebrating 40 Years 1974-2014”Arlington Magazine: “Best of Edition,” Jan./Feb. 2015; and “Elan” magazine, 2014.


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.


Jane McElvany Coonce

Email: Jane.Coonce@verizon.net
Website: www.jmcelvany.com

Jane McElvany Coonce has been in the art field for over 30 years. She works primarily in oil, pastel, and terra cotta. Her favorite subjects are children, seascapes, and bridge scenes. She is particularly skillful at capturing the luminescent quality of sunlight reflecting on water and on the interplay of water and sky.
Her works are held by private and corporate collectors. Her corporate collectors include the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and the International Country Club, Fairfax, Virginia and the Rickover Academy in Chicago. She has won numerous awards for both her paintings and her sculptures.
She has been an art instructor for Arlington County Adult Education since 1980.
Born in Washington, DC, Jane McElvany Coonce lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and three sons.

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 edandl@mac.com

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.