Meet The Artists - Nature Inspired: Summer
Cover Image Artist
The Swimmer - Cover and Page 3
The Jogger - Page Page 72
I am an intellectual property attorney by profession, but a photographer by avocation. I show my work from time to time at the Soho Photo gallery in New York City where I live.
Virdescence -Page 63
Tremont Falls - Page 65
Greenbrier - Page 99
Streams - Page 103
Danielle Austen is an award-winning fine art photographer specializing in intimate portraits of the environment. As a documentary fine artist trained both in photojournalism and in the fine arts, Danielle is bound to seek honesty in her subjects and to communicate the spirituality of the moment. Her photography reflects a desire to capture the unexpected views of the landscape...searching for what many may see as ordinary and discover the extraordinary.
Treehouse 2 - Page 55
Treehouse 1 -Page 57
Wood Song, Winds - Page 67
I have lived in the Pacific Northwest most of my adult life, and like most of us with that designation, I love the area and it’s dynamic backdrop of forest, mountains and sea. It is reflected in much of my work, although with an imaginative spin. I am a self-taught artist, and am pleased to have my work included in public, corporate and private collections across the country and overseas.
Marriage of Limbs -Page 18/19
Annette Frost was born and resides in Boston, but houses a big part of her heart in Vermont. She loves the intersection of science and poetry, and believes in the importance of acknowledging both feelings and Climate Change. Annette is currently a poetry MFA candidate at Boston University.
August Something - Page 23
August 1, - Page 51
August 2 - Page 101
EJ Kellerman is a painter who studied painting with Mark Priest at the University of Louisville and with Jamie Brunson at the California College of Art. In addition to painting she worked for several years as a scenic artist, under Lisa Lazar. Scenic art helped to build her appreciation for mixed media by learning about various materials and techniques to construct scenery for theatrical sets.
A Walk to the Sun - Page 17
A Walk in the Woods - Page 21
Tribute to the Third Day - Page 25
Ronda Richley, BFA, MA, brings her sensitivity and passion for the outdoors to her audience, allowing the viewer to experience her unique viewpoint of nature. Her trees display human attributes and include the human form within their branches. After experiencing her art, many have stated that they will never look at a tree the same again. You can find her work in collections across the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and the Middle East. Her work is recognized by her use of palette knives, scribing over the color, figures within the trees and are signed “Ronda” without an H.
Walnut Hill - Page 15
Schuylkill at Valley Forge - Page 37
Grasshoppers Green - Page 47
Faraday's Field - Page 49
Deep in the Woods - Page 53
Brooke Steytler is a graduate of Cal Arts and has worked as
a professional animator and graphic designer. He is inspired
by nature - particularly the area around Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, where he lives. His art and animation can be viewed on his youtube channel.
Alix Hallman Travis
Tennis Whites - Page 59
Kirkside in the Morning - Page 61
Flowers on the Porch - Page 79
Swimming Hole - Page 81
Village, July - Page 107
Alix began her art training at the Cleveland Institute of Art, followed by study at the Arts Students League, New York. While at the League she was awarded the Art Students League/Fantasy Fountain Fund Merit Award, to study in Paris, France at the Paris American Institute, July, 2007.
She coordinates the East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters, is a signature member of the New York Plein Air Painters, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, was a charter member of The Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY and is the owner and director of the Commons Gallery also in Margaretville, NY.
DPC IV - Page 69
Four Painters and a Rainy Day - Page 97
Micah Zavacky received his BFA in printmaking from Wright State University, Dayton, OH in 2014. Currently, he is a MFA candidate in printmaking at Illinois State University, Normal, IL. Zavacky's work is created through directly observing the landscape "en plein air" where the dialogue between the "self" and the landscape creates a previously unknown perceptual world with its own logics, and orders.
Moss Creek Marina - Page 31
Morning Sun - Page 33
Kayaks 3 - Page 105
Suzanne Aulds graduated with a BFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She strives to create work that will reach her viewers on an emotional level, by recreating scenes and moments from everyday life that enable viewers to appreciate the beauty of their surroundings. She is particularly drawn to contrasts, most specifically, organic versus man-made elements, which she sees as a metaphor for how diverse objects and people may coexist harmoniously.
Sun Fish - Page 39
Bay View - Page 41
Bay View Dock 2015 - Page 43
Bay View Beach 11 - Page 45
Bay View Beach 1 - Page 83
Jim Cousens earned his BFA in Art Education from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and his MEd from Fitchburg State University. He has taught Art at the High School, Middle School, and Elementary levels. Jim held the role of K-12 Visual Arts Director for the Town of Medfield, MA for nine years prior to taking a position as Visual Arts Teaching & Learning Coach for the Town of Fairhaven, MA, where he currently teaches the Advanced Art courses at Fairhaven High School.
Jim’s paintings capture the scenes of coastal living in New England. He works in acrylic on canvas, and enjoys finding compositions that play with light and shadows.”
Lavender Fields -Page 7
Summer Gloves - Page 73
Peggy's Cove - Page 75
Crayola Canoes -Page 77
It was a Kodak Camera she received from her father at the 1964 New York world's Fair that led artist Debbie Johnston to a lifelong love of photography. Now fifty years later, after raising her family and retiring from a career as a teacher, she has returned to her first love.
" I enjoy embracing everything life has to offer and examining it through the lens of my camera. Nothing is more exhilarating than capturing a universal moment in time which connects to the viewer in some way. " Her work has appeared in numerous Curated Art Exhibitions in New York and Vermont. Debbie resides on Long Island with her husband and their Springer Spaniel.
Field of Dreams - Page 85
Peony Ready to Pop - Page 87
Wisdom - Page 89
My Monet - Page 91
Allyson Marie, was born and raised in upstate New York, and she holds degrees in both visual communications and in nursing. Most of the subjects she photographs are abandoned objects, old barns, animals and landscapes. She is constantly inspired by the beauty that surrounds her.
Her photography celebrates the wonder in everyday things often taken for granted. Her work was honored at a private reception at the Louvre Museum, in Paris, in 2015 as well as published in their Animal Collection hard cover book for the Exposure Award competition.
azure dreaming - Page 5
the clouds and the sea - Page 27
landscape #5 - Page 109
Kerfe Roig enjoys transforming words and images into something new. You can follow her explorations on the blog she does with her friend Nina called Method Two Madness. https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/
Padanaram March - Page 9
Living Ocean - Page 11
Sun Spots - Page 13
Sea Staghorn - Page 93
Remains at Water's Edge - Page 95
Heather Stivison is a former museum professional who has served as the executive director of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, the deputy director of the Montclair Art Museum, the president of both the New Jersey Association of Museums and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums. Today, she is an emerging interdisciplinary artist and poet. She is the author of the 2014 Arcadia Publications book, Craftsman Farms.
Ocean Beach - Page 29
Sway - Page 35
Connie received an MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University in 2005 and a BA in Painting from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 1996 and has since been included in both juried and invitational exhibitions nationally and internationally and has won prizes in national printmaking competitions. Her art is featured in many permanent collections such as the Racine Art Museum, Derby Fine Arts, Ltd., the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, and the National Small Print Collection at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. In her art, organic shapes and tonal structures transform nature’s realities into obscured identities through abstraction and enlargement.