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both locally and internationally. Currently showing in our gallery:
Born and raised in Bucks County, PA, Patrick is known for his “gentle, realistic renderings” of his beloved county’s landscape. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Mr. Walsh revealed his creative versatility in 1998, when he first exhibited his abstract paintings with the prestigious National Academy of Design Museum on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, on New York City’s Museum Mile. He has taken his skill to the streets of Doylestown, PA and has created a pen and ink series titled “While Doylestown Sleeps” capturing the town in the late evening hours with an abstract quality. The stroke of his brush or pen transports the viewer to see as Mr. Walsh sees.
Mr. McKinney is a prolific watercolorist and portrait artist. He studied at the John Hussian School of Art and the Philadelphia College of Art. He paints that which he loves in life; “I am a day to day realist and I like to capture the real person.” Mr. McKinney’s love for jazz music infuses his art with a lyrical sense of storytelling. His rich watercolors are a magnificent portrayal of the black community. They are timeless, touching and have a great quality of familiarity.
Her choice of medium is the colored pencil, and the style of Ms. Eckelmeyer is amazing in detail. She is self-taught and the brilliance of her work comes from her ability to see lights and darks with incredible accuracy. Ms. Eckelmeyer’s work portrays her love of nature. She draws from her heart and truly expresses the joyous and kind spirit of her soul.
Mr. Kuyper studied at the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia. His passion for sports is depicted in the oil paintings of stadiums. The first was “The House that Ruth Built,” Yankee Stadium, circa 1992. Four more stadium paintings, Connie Mack, Ebbets Field, Fenway Park and Comiskey Park shortly followed. They are available as lithographic prints. His latest painting commemorates the historical Philadelphia Phillies 2008 World Series win. It is called “Phinally!” and is available as a limited edition giclee of 2008 and a signed open edition lithograph. Mr. Kuyper is not defined solely by his sports images. Also at the gallery are original landscape oils on canvas that have a soft, romantic quality that capture a moment in time.
Fine art photography is this artist’s medium. Based in historic Bucks County, Ms. Lutz has had a camera in her hands for as long as she can remember. Kelly’s rich artistic background, eye for detail and enthusiasm for photography combine to give you a collection of images that capture a feeling that continually draws the viewer in.
Creative pursuits have always been important in the life of Ms. Turner. Whether making clothes for her troll dolls at age seven or painting posters in high school, to refining quilting techniques that go beyond patterned symmetry, she has loved art in all its forms. Ms. Turner’s medium of choice is pastel. As the chalk touches the paper her art will touch the viewer and evoke an emotional response. “If you feel it, I have succeeded.”
A resident of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Scott is a self-taught amateur photographer involved in the art of photography since 1972. He became proficient in the use of 35 mm, 6×6 medium format and 4×5 inch large format sheet film cameras and processed and printed both black and white as well as color prints in his home darkroom. In the 1970’s and 80’s, he did some commercial and industrial work for clients in addition to pursuing his personal photography interests. He was awarded Honorable Mention for one of his black and white photos in a Bucks County Arts Alliance Juried Show and his black and white work has also been published in PENNSYLVANIA ILLUSTRATED Magazine, winning first place in the black and white division of their First Annual Photo Contest in 1977. Although he shoots both black and white and color, black and white has always been his primary interest. Since abandoning the film and darkroom process, he has moved into digital capture.
Ms. Goldstein is Brooklyn-born and New York-raised. She is Boston- educated and holds a Ph.D. She fondly refers to herself as Philly-matured. Ms. Goldstein is a well-seasoned marketing and advertising professional who has held creative director positions in NY and Philadelphia agencies. She is a raw artist who brings her varied background into her creative nature as a fine art photographer.
Sharing the experience of her photos is very personal to her. As she says, “When you look at my photos, you may see different things … shapes, negative spaces, perspectives, colors. But no matter what you focus on, whatever your state of mind, whatever your history … it’s all how you look at them.”
“Even as a youngster I was always fascinated with color. In 1992, I began painting dyes on silk. Vibrant sensuous color is what first attracted me to this medium. My paintings reflect my love of color with all its variations and subtle nuances. Nature, with all its moods continues to be my inspiration, however I am frequently drawn to the abstract. Letting my imagination roam freely and acting spontaneously to capture these images is quite exhilarating! In addition to dyes on silk, I work in pastels, oils, acrylics, photography, and fractals. For me, painting is a process of discovery – a willingness to explore what each medium has to offer.”
- Addie Hocynec
I became interested in making pots while attending a small college in my hometown in Kansas. The only art professor the school had been a potter. He taught me how to make functional, utilitarian pots. After graduating with an art degree from Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana in 1976, and my goal became to acquire my own studio and be a full-time potter. I’ve always made functional pots. I enjoy the rhythm and flow of making large groups of work. There is something very satisfying to me to see shelves full of glistening, wet pots at the end of a day of throwing. The challenge lies in change. I try to tweak the details as much as possible; a new handle texture, a different shoulder, an altered form. I also try to explore new glazes as often as possible while staying within the confines of what’s doable. For me, this way of working has been rich and satisfying.
A self-taught Bucks County photographer, Natalie Searl specializes in farm and rustic scenes. She prints her images on canvas using museum-quality inks, which gives them a painterly look. After graduating from the University of Southern California, Natalie pursued careers in retail, advertising and copywriting before founding Academic Research Services. Since retiring after 33 years, she has paired her business skills with her love of photography. “It’s not just about taking pictures; it’s about appreciating the world we live in. I like to share my appreciation.”