Ellen Tuttle

“The primary media for my renditions are colored pencil and watercolor. I often enhance the paintings with acrylic ink and ink pens to achieve a more vibrant effect. With a few exceptions, I work almost exclusively on hot pressed watercolor paper.
The smooth texture allows for fine detail and the overall polished look I am trying to achieve.

The images I choose are familiar everyday objects. I aim to present a strong composition with careful attention to detail, causing the viewer to pause, to have a closer look.”

Ellen is a native of Germany and has spent the greater part of her life in the United States. She has lived for extended periods in Amsterdam, London and Florence where the opportunity to visit many fine art galleries and museums sparked a desire to study fine art at the Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington, D.C.

Her work has been represented by various galleries in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia, as well as the American Horticulture Society, The Delaware Art Museum, the Invitational Gallery at Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, Maryland and the Architectural Center in Washington, D.C.


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.


Leila Lofton

Website:  www.etsy.com/shop/LeilaFayeArt

As a watercolor, acrylic, and oil artist, my paintings are bright, whimsical, and eclectic. I continually find myself drawn to nature’s vibrant colors and organic shapes as my source of inspiration, often making them the subject matter of my work. My intent is to use avant-garde designs and intense colors to bring joy and a feeling of depth to the viewer, drawing them in.


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.


Leigh Fulton

Leigh was born and raised in a small town in Ohio and learned to love art in high school where she won first place for her pencil portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt. She moved on to oils and spent many years wrestling with that media with some success. After moving to Washington, DC in 1968, she joined several art organizations and studied for almost six decades with local and nationally-recognized art instructors. She discovered watercolors when she traveled to Provence on a watercolor workshop and knew she needed to seriously dip her toes into that media. She had no idea at the time where that would lead. Now she paints exclusively in watercolor. Inspired by her travels around the world and the breathtaking scenery she encountered, she paints landscapes, architecture and interiors. Her work has been frequently accepted in juried art exhibitions and has won numerous awards. She is a juried and board member of The Potomac Valley Watercolorists and Gallery Underground in Arlington, Virginia. She is also a member of The Art League and Gallery 75 in Alexandria, Virginia and the Arlington Artists Alliance. Her solo exhibition in Washington, DC was one of the high points in her artistic career. One of her paintings was featured in the publication: “Potomac Valley Watercolorists: Celebrating 40 Years – 1974-2014.”

Artist Statement: What I love about watercolor painting is the paint itself. The way the colors can be subtle or strong, light or dark, transparent or opaque. The way some paints separate into two different colors and others blend together to make gorgeous combinations. Just playing with the paints is mystical, fascinating and fun. I want my paintings to tell a story and resonate with viewers. I strive to pull the viewer into my interior paintings and become a part of the scene. I hope my landscapes of places I’ve visited around the world will create a desire to be in those locations. Being part of the painting brings life to it.


  • Potomac Valley Watercolorists
  • The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Bin Gallery – The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Gallery Underground, Arlington, Virginia
  • Arlington Artists Alliance, Arlington, Virginia