The urban life contrasted by its immediate suburbs has become a familiar, comfortable, and inspiring setting upon which Steven Martin feel compelled to share in his paintings. Steven seeks out striking expressions within nature as well as the man-made; contrasts of light, color, and space, the clashing of the stark and rigid against the soft and inevitable which make for great subjects. The suspension of pigment in oil is just the perfect medium for him to express his creativity through.
It’s various qualities of drying, layering, mixing, and movement perform to compliment my process and aesthetic. Additional tools may strengthen a concept in its mark making, denying the paints smooth, luscious characteristic. ~Steven Martin
Fine Art Photography by Russ Brown focusing on Philadelphia and its surrounding area. All art is sold as Gallery Wrapped Canvas and framed/matted prints. Russ prints, stretches and hand signs all of his work.
Melvin A. Chappell came to photography through his passion for Fairmount Park, especially, the Wissahickon Valley. Much of the photography of Chappell captures the beauty of the park. His work has been published in his table top photo book of the Wissahickon Valley as well as calendars and postcards. Melvin A. Chappell captures a mixture of the nature landscapes surrounded by our beautiful urban environment. The urban landscape is as equally important to the photo eye of the photographer. The subject matter can move from capturing the gentle fall of a single leaf, to the common daily lives of the people of the city. Street photography is combined with nature photography to deliver a beautiful and unique picture, as well as a social look, of the city of Philadelphia.
2019 Festival Featured Items:
Local Photography Prints
Melvin A. ChappellLocal Photographer
P.O. Box 18968
Philadelphia PA 19119
(215) 843-5018 Website
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Paul Carpenter Art features detailed illustrations, screen-printed onto high quality apparel, print making paper and glassware.
Paul Carpenter is a Philadelphia based multi-disciplinary visual artist, concentrating on graphic design, Illustration, printmaking, and painting. Living on the blurred edge where these mediums meet and mingle, most work implements layering of fundamental elements from each of these concentrations.
Paul works full-time as a freelance illustrator and print-maker. MORE…