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.

 

Kerry Britton

Email:  kerrybritton001@gmail.com

Kerry Britton is a textile artist striving to share insights about light, shape, color and texture through wall hangings that capture her experiences in natural settings. An avid photographer, she often uses multiple photographs to create unique compositions that capture essence of place, interesting botanical structures, and the play of light on surfaces. She uses commercial and hand-dyed fabrics as well as original paintings on cotton which she embellishes with stitchwork and mixed media.

 

Marsha Brown

I paint with watercolor and often include ink for definition.  Thus many of my paintings have a lot of drawing in the image.

My expression is often whimsical, using line and color in a loose and free manner. People, animals and nature are what I paint most.

I grew up outside Detroit, Michigan.   I have always liked art even in high school; making art; visiting museums and galleries; or just reading about it.   Currently I have a studio in Alexandria, Virginia.  I show my work mostly in the Virginia:  Gallery Underground, The Art League and other venues such as libraries, retail outlets, professional offices, corporate offices and more.

 

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.

Lisa Coyle

Lisa is a native of Charleston, SC where she grew up on the water surrounded by beautiful landscapes, beaches and the historic charm of the city. These remain today the biggest inspirations of her art. Lisa has been painting as long as she can remember, taking classes in Charleston as a teen in both acrylic and watercolor under renowned painters such as Shirley Carroll, Patsy Tidwell, Steve Jordan and Virginia Fouche Bolton. After earning a degree in Advertising Design from the University of Maryland, Lisa worked as a Graphic Artist for 25 years and continues to freelance. Lately her focus has switched back to fine art. She illustrated a children’s book with watercolor paintings and has resumed art classes taking on the new challenge of oil painting under the Art League’s Ted Reed and through The Arlington Artist Alliance with Jane McElvany Coonce.

Lisa lives in Arlington with her husband and three children where she paints in her home studio. She and her husband spend time throughout the year in Charleston, and her canvasses often reflect Lowcountry scenes.

Lisa is happy to accept commissions in Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil.