Shannon Cronin Art paints watercolor and acrylic representational works–including landscape, still life, and part portrait–that explore and communicate the privacy, clarity, and complexity of interior life. More…
Root and Rocks infuses natures’ rhythm into handmade ceramic goods. From everyday items to fine art vessels and abstract sculpture, interconnected forms are highlighted in the work. Each piece is made with the hope that it will bring a sense of beauty, peace, and reflection. more….
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
Christina Leone is a Montgomery County based painter who grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia in Abington, PA. She specializes in landscape paintings and pet portraiture.
In the beginning of her college years, she studied at Montgomery County Community College for the first two years and then transferred to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where she is working for her BFA in painting. She has exhibited in group shows at both schools as a start to her career as a fine artist.
…It is more about the paint…
I live and paint in Abington, Pennsylvania. The views of what I see when I walk out the door has always been what drives me to create. I want to paint the day that the scene existed in and log it as a memory. My work is a compilation of journaled overlooked moments in our environment and everyday life. I call my paintings “journal entries;” their titles are the month, day, and time of when the scene is remembered. I look for the quiet moments in life that are underappreciated such as a shadow casting on the ground or a formation of stones. I strive to enhance the color, light, and space of the scene with an inventive aspect added to my environments. My work addresses a variety of compositions from the more traditional to the more abstract way of thinking. I zero-in on atypical simple moments like the slight off-color of the sky or the formulation of branches and how the sky peeks through in such an intricate way. It is more about the paint rather than just painstakingly copying every leaf or blade of grass. We have technology to take perfectly depicted photographs but I strive to create a version of that image to express a feeling of its energy, which is my way of appreciating nature.
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Linda Hammer’s art, mostly done in acrylic on canvas, consists of florals (from her recent visit to France and Monet’s home in Giverny), Buck’s County landscapes, and several seascapes. As a member of Artworks Collective in Ambler, she was asked to display her 17 pieces in the Abyss Coffee Co., from March 12th through April 23rd, mainly because of her use of color. Prior to this, she displayed at Launch or Land in November with several artists in the collective. She has participated for two years in the Ambler Arts Festival. Recently, she has begun working in oils. Linda continues to learn from her teachers and the Cheltenham Center for the Arts which she has attended for the past several years.
David Lawrence is a mixed medium artist. He works mostly with oils, watercolors, acrylics, and collages and integrates them into many styles including Cubism, abstract, figurative, and his own styles “Pyramidism” and “Metamorphosis”.
Dar James is a painter who paints brightly colored, joyful and ethereal acrylic works on canvas. The backgrounds are meticulously built up, over the course of days, with many, many layers of transparent drips, each layer drying between the next, creating depth and lending a beautiful effect to the image that often resembles hand-painted fabrics or batik.
MY TREES ARE UNIVERSAL SYMBOLS THAT CONJURE METAPHORS OF LIFE,FAMILY, COMMUNITY & LOVE.
Dar uses two techniques to create these trees… one that builds up the branches and leaves in many layers and another that uses negative space, creating a “window” to what is essentially a painting within a painting. The final layer is a vast array of dot-work done with a dip-nib pen and acrylic ink which quite literally lights them up. In a commitment to design aesthetic, Dar extends the motifs of each work onto all four sides of the gallery wrapped canvases.
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Brightly Colored, Joyful and Ethereal Acrylic Artist
Jen McCleary creates complex, layered, and symbolic imagery using both mixed-media and digital collage. She works intuitively, letting each piece evolve through a process of adding, removing, and altering a variety of elements that come together to form a cohesive whole. She also creates handmade jewelry and decoupaged kintsugi bowls.