Posts from the ‘Oil’ category

I am an architect who loves to paint and to write. I work with acrylic and mixed media, on canvas, paper and wood. I spent many years sketching realistic spaces, in pen and ink, and now find freedom in the forms of abstract painting.
At times I listen to music while I paint, and the resulting image is an expression of my listening. Geometry forms the basis of much of the work although it is hidden in many layers of paint. The form of the music and the math are there if you look, and are there for you as the viewer to feel.
I often flow with Reiki when I paint, and those who are familiar with that healing art will recognize it in the work. Sound vibration, rose water and salt crystals also make their way into some of my mixed media pieces. Each of my creations is unique – and each is a playground for invention.
Here is the link to a talk that Maia gave at the Art League of the Chathams in the Spring of 2022.


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Nancy Kingman enjoys being outdoors and finds inspiration for her paintings in nearby parks and nature preserves. Many of her landscapes were started en plein air at places like Jockey Hollow and the Frelinghuysen Arboretum and then finished in the studio. Other scenes are from some of her favorite places in Cape Cod and along the Delaware River. In all of them, she tries to  capture the light and atmosphere, and some of the magic of being in that spot at that particular moment.

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Philla Barkhorn grew up in Summit, NJ. Her grandfather, Peter Helck, was a renowned illustrator. An interested and capable artist as a teenager, Philla continued to study and produce art while she and her husband raised three children. Once the youngest started school in 2006 she was able to invest time in serious and intense study of portraiture. She is very grateful to have been able to study with some of the tri-state’s finest artists, such as Monica Baumann, Daniel Greene and Gregory Mortenson.

You can view more of Philla’s artwork at the Daily Paintworks and her website.



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Celeste has been drawing since she was old enough to hold a pencil and has painted as a hobby for most of her adult life. It is only in the last 15 years that she has become more involved in the art community and actively shows her work. Oil or acrylic is her medium of choice for her large scale floral paintings. She also enjoys working in pastels, watercolor and  clay on occasion.


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