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.


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.


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.

Rebecca Croft

Email: rcroft4@verizon.net
Website: rebeccacroftstudios.com
Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/rebeccacroftstudios
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.b.croft

Rebecca Croft primarily enjoys painting landscapes in oil. Her favorite subjects are rolling hills, trees, water, and skies. She especially likes to paint landscapes from places she has traveled. Her interests lay in the nature found around her. She continues to study painting under the direction of other local artists and teachers.

Commission — Yes I love to paint commissions.  You can go to my Etsy Store where you will find a commission section to find prices.  I can paint something that you like from my store in any size or from a photo that you send to me or just from subject matter that you would like.


Johnny Dukovich

Email: greenmoonart@yahoo.com
Website: greenmoonart.blogspot.com


Green Moon Art is Johnny Dukovich:

I have been drawing my entire life and began painting over a decade ago. I primarily work in oils, but also enjoy painting with acrylics and drawing with charcoal. Some general themes I seem to revisit are nature, wildlife, the human form, and abstract expressionism. I have also been exploring social and political issues and am continuing to develop that area of my art.
I prefer working in bright colors. My favorite oil painting process is to use scores of layers of transparent glazes, building up color, depth, and complexity. I often work on a series, exploring a theme from various viewpoints, both literally and figuratively. Some recent themes include: liberty, rhinoceroses, and crows. My art allows me to meditate on the world and expand my interpretations of what I see and feel.
In my profession, I work in various aspects of hardware and software technology. In 2015, I started embedding sensors, microcontrollers, and LEDs into some paintings. I like the idea of a piece of art sensing that someone is looking at it, and then responding to them – usually by showing them some additional information in the piece. I have also been painting onto wood, which allows me to alter the piece with tools such as drills, files, and laser cutters.
I work in the Blue Studios Underground, which is in the Crystal City Underground and is accessible to the public. I enjoy the experience of working in plain sight. It gives me the opportunity to interact with the public, share ideas with studio mates, and try to keep my studio space in some semblance of order. Please stop by some time – I’d love to chat.

I do commissions, but require complete artistic freedom. If you’d like me to do a commission for you, I would want to talk about themes and moods, but not specific objects, colors, or other characteristics.