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.

 

E. Lynn Coates

Website: www.elynncoates.com

Her philosophy to her artistic approach is that “we as artists serve as mediums through which the creative juices flow; we are the messengers of the visual inevitable dialogue.” Born in historic St. Mary’s of Maryland, where the farmland is plentiful to the eye bordered by the shores of the Potomac River, it is no wonder that the love of nature and the element of water is the focal point in the work of oil painter, E. Lynn Coates. Her direct painting approach, alla prima, allows her to explore and experiment with various hues of blues; while abstractly imposing the human form aiming to capture the serenity and beauty in the ordinary and uniquely reflecting those images in a loose and expressive style. She explores in her work, the essence of the human spirit and conjures the mood of meditative calmness in her landscapes, seascapes and figurative work. Mrs. Coates’ artistic talents are expressed in oil and acrylic.

After studying finance at Hampton University and gaining almost a decade in corporate experience in accounting and finance, she began exploring her artistic aspirations by enrolling in oil painting classes at the Smithsonian Institute (Washington, DC) and the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2007, Mrs. Coates joined the Arlington Artist Alliance (AAA), where she has served on the Board of Directors, as Grant Chairperson from 2008-2010, and as an AAA curator for various AAA venues. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in the DC Metropolitan area. In November 2017, Mrs. Coates joined the Arlington Artists Alliance staff as Deputy Director of Gallery Underground and exhibiting artist at Gallery Underground. She is also a volunteer art teacher at the Sitar Arts Center (DC). In addition to painting, Mrs. Coates successfully homeschooled her daughter, currently a college freshman in New York, NY. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and daughter.

 

Jody Clarke

Email: jodyclarke.wh@gmail.com

I have always liked to draw and create. Since my childhood on a small farm in rural Maryland, I have felt an affinity for plants and animals and am continually fascinated by the beautiful lines, shapes and colors of the natural world.

As an adult working and raising a family in Arlington, I would occasionally draw or paint. When my youngest child moved away, hit by a wave of creative energy, I began to pick up every interesting branch, seed pod and vine I came across in the woods and parks. I would augment these with beads, buttons, and ribbons to create hanging sculptures and sun catchers that showcased the innate elegance of the natural structure. Over time, I began using small pieces of metal, glass and plastic (all gleaned from the curbs of Arlington) in these works as well.

Currently, I am creating collages using torn paper mostly repurposed from magazines. For subjects I use photos taken of trees, fungi, fallen leaves and whatever else catches my eye as I walk. As with the hanging art, these collages celebrate the aesthetic of the natural world, which is my ongoing inspiration.

 

Aimee Beyette

Email:  aimeebeyette@gmail.com
Website:  www.beyettepetportraits.com

Aimee was born and raised near Buffalo, NY, moving to Northern Virginia in 2015 to escape the Lake Erie snow.  She has forever been dabbling in various art forms to become versatile in many media to suit her current role as a Therapeutic Art Program Manager for adults with disabilities.  She completed her BA in Studio Art from William Smith College in Geneva, NY and her MS in Art Therapy from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY.

Specializing in charcoal, her drawing style is representational to capture a moment in time.  She enjoys drawing animals, people, and nature scenes.  Aimee also enjoys using acrylics to feed her soul through abstract expression and mandala creation.

Available for commission work.

 

Bruce Williams

Email:  bwilli13@gmail.com

Bruce Williams was born in Arlington, Virginia in the late 50’s. He was raised and educated in Northern Virginia.
Bruce wanted to capture his natural talent with drawing and painting. It wasn’t until 1991 when he observed the National Gallery of Arts “Circa 1492” exhibit that inspired him to pursue developing that raw, undirected talent.
Bruce started attending classes at the Art League in Old Town Alexandria. This pushed him to continue his art education at Northern Virginia Community College, receiving his associates in Fine Art. At this time, he maintained a studio at Reeb Hall, located in Arlington, Virginia. He continued his education at George Mason University, receiving a BFA in Fine Arts in 2003, with a concentration in Sculpture.
Bruce works in oil, acrylic and a touch of water color. His main focus has turned to sculpture. He works in clay, plastilina, stone, wood and wax. He makes his own molds and does most of his own casting in plaster and concrete. His current paintings are a series of the classic Barbie and Ken, they’re playful and nostalgic for those who grew up in the 1960’s.
This past year Bruce has added black and white medium format film photography to his resume.