|Born in Santa Clara, Cuba in 1964, I immigrated to the United States of America at the age of 4. I am happy and grateful to say that my life has taken shape in the United States. I have been drawing since the age of 5 and took up watercolors as a young adult. I began by painting nature and my surroundings and anything I found that was visually interesting to me. I studied and took up painting at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of Art. in the mid 1980s. My work had been exhibited at The Philadelphia Sketch Club, “Works on Paper,” and “Art of the Flower.” I have also exhibited at The Lambertvillle Historical Society Annual Juried Exhibit. For me creating art is a healthy form of expression and a good celebration of life.
|Jeanne Chesterton paints in oil, primarily still life subjects, rendered realistically. She is fascinated by the subtleties of surface color, light and texture, which invite her to explore the richer depths of ordinary objects. He goal is to discover and capture this essence and to portray something of the mystique which excites her.www.jeannechesterton.com|
|Thomas Foral’s portrait is the official portrait of the Princess Grace Theatre in Monaco, where it is part of the Royal Collection. A painter for over 50 years, he has also painted Bill Blass, Audrey Hepburn, Gwen Verdon and Eudora Welty. He has studios in New York, Bucks County and Venice, Italy.
Phone: 267-247-5230 for all locations.
Foral Portraiture: thomasforal.com
“H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco”
48″ x 36″ oil on canvas
|Ponder Goembel is an illustrator, painter and teacher living and working in Bucks County PA. Best known for her children’s book art, she has worked in several fields of art, most recently as an oil painter.
Ponder attended the Philadelphia College of Art, now the University of Arts, earning a BFA in Illustration. She lived and worked in Philadelphia as a freelance illustrator and in addition she tromped around with her portfolio on the streets of New York for work too. Freelancing for graphic design studios, advertising agencies and magazine publishers for about ten years she decided to move with her husband and new baby to Bucks County PA to start anew.
In Bucks County Ponder focused on illustrating for children, completing fourteen picture books, numerous illustrations for children’s magazines and a poster for the Children’s Book Council. Her books received starred reviews and awards and her original art was exhibited throughout the United States including the Society of Illustrators in NYC.
She has been a member of the Graphic Arts Guild, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, (SCBWI) and is now a member of the Bucks County Illustrators Society, (BCIS), the Philadelphia Sketch Club and Artsbridge in Stockton NJ.
Ponder is a teacher too, she taught illustration at the Philadelphia College of Art less than ten years after graduation. She has taught classes at the Baum School of Art in Allentown PA, at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem PA and the Riegelsville Library’s “Art in the Library” program. She continues to substitute teach for various art classes in Pennsylvania. In addition she likes to visit elementary schools and libraries with her presentations about children’s book illustrating.
Ponder enjoys helping people young and old understand how to create anything from drawing and painting to printmaking and illustrating.
After a life as an illustrator, Ponder re-discovered oil painting on canvas and has been painting from life and imagination ever since. Her work has been exhibited in local events and shows and in 2017 she was featured as an artist/illustrator in the “Artists Among Us” series at Arts Quest Center in Bethlehem PA.
For more see her website titled, Ponder The Artist.
|The photography of Therese Halscheid chronicles her itinerant lifestyle. For twenty years, house-sitting has allowed her to live simply on the road, as to write and photograph in unusual and rustic settings. Author of five poetry collections, her latest Frozen Latitudes, won the Eric Hoffer Book Award, Honorable Mention for Poetry. Essays and verse have been published in literary journals, such as The Gettysburg Review, Tampa Review, Sou’wester. Her photography uses a purest approach to represent Nature’s ability to form artistic compositions. Many photographs in her River Towns series document weather and its effect on the Wickecheoke Creek and surrounding woods where she cares for an early 1800s cottage in NJ. The play of sun and shadow, snow, and early morning fog captures the mystical elements of such a place. Her series has expanded to include other natural settings in river towns hugging both sides of the Delaware. She won First Prize for Photography in Artsbridge’s 18th Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition.firstname.lastname@example.org
|Mr. Harris studied philosophy at the New School in New York and received his BA from Penn State. He has been actively pursuing his passion for photography for 25 years following stints creating and developing a cartoon strip and performing standup comedy. He is currently doing digital manipulations called “PhotoPaintings.” Works have exhibited at the Ellarslie Open and the Islip N.Y. Museum among others. He has been accepted for Artist Membership at the Noyes Museum of Art. He resides in Lambertville.www.dwightharris.com|
Deb Hoeffner | Illustration Paintings
|Deb executes drawings and murals in a unique style she calls “soft realism”. During the 25 years of her career her work has been widely
published. Deb¹s portrait¹s are not just about capturing a likeness but rather finding that special spark of humanness in paint. Deb is available for commissions both commercial and private. Her studio is located in the heart of Bucks County. email@example.com or call (215) 766-9911http://www.debhoeffner.com
For me, to paint is to pay attention to what I see, not to theories or ideologies or even prior experience. For me, to pay attention is to become aware, so that awareness can lead to understanding and understanding to insight and insight to truth and truth, hopefully, to beauty. Nature is my only master. A teacher I loved once told me, “Look twice, paint once.” I double that. For me to paint, except when I rage or despair, is to meditate, to allow the energy and movement of light and shade to occupy my entire attention. But nature has no patience for me. Light moves on inexorably, its movement my joy or pain, and always, all the inspiration I ever need.
— Bill Jersey July, 2012billjersey.artspan.com
|Born in Brooklyn, NY
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Kathleen has had a long career in advertising and marketing in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Syracuse University, Pratt Institute in New York, University of the Arts and Temple University in Philadelphia and Drew Univerisity in New Jersey. Throughout her tenure in advertising, she was also a cartoonist. Kathleen’s work was exhibited throughout Europe, Japan, the Middle East and South America.
Now an assemblage/found object sculptor, Kathleen has found a new and satisfying medium for telling stories, making statements and communicating. She has shown work regionally.
Her studio is in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. www.mcsherryart.com
|I’ve been working in photography for over 40 years beginning as a photo darkroom technician. I attended Community College of Philadelphia and Tyler School of Art, Temple University where I degrees in Photography. Pursued my photography full time after retiring in 2006.I am a photographer/digital abstract artist whose first interest is creating images that stir emotion and are visually stimulating. My portfolio includes a wide range of subjects. In both photography and digital art I look for color, light, shape.and pattern. Philadelphia for my cityscape, often Bucks County and near by areas of New Jersey for landscapes and the many eye catching things all around me. Things that caught my eye and I hope will catch yours. I have exhibited in PA and NJ frequently and is currently at River Queen Gallery.www.ezrodart4u.com
“Sparkling Hot Ice”
Pearl Mintzer | Oil Paintings
|“Dramatic Color” and Whimsy are the defining characteristics of Pearl Mintzer’s work.She intensifies her playful and exciting images with dazzling colors that jump off the canvas. Her paintings add character and personality to any room.She is a painter, designer, photographer and graphic artist. Her style is unreal realism because it is reality infused with levity and wild vibrant colors. Her work has become increasingly collectible, even with collectors of more traditional art. Her paintings have been purchased for corporate and private collections both nationally and internationally.www.pearlmintzer.com|
Susanne Pitak Davis
|Susanne Pitak Davis
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Sue Ann Rainey
|Sue Ann Rainey is from Carversville, Bucks County, Pa. She was enamored by the area’s beauty at an early age and started photography and drawing as a child and grew to love it as an adult. Sue Ann studied art and photography at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She enjoys driving throughout Bucks and Hunterdon Countys and finding historic buildings, farms, mills, and landscapes and capturing them in photography. Afraid that these bucolic scenes are slowly disappearing, she is dedicated to documenting them in her photographic images.Sue Ann has exhibited throughout the area in solo and group exhibits for 35 years. She has been a commercial and fine art photographer and has helped with many local exhibits.
Flickr: SA Rainey
|I have always been taken by the beauty that surrounds Bucks County and the neighboring New Jersey area. Growing up in Bucks County and now living in New Hope has fostered my desire to capture the beauty here. As a landscape and cityscape painter, I look for local scenes in the New Hope and Lambertville area to paint and enjoy. My painting style is loose and bright and it is hard living in our area not to be influneced by the work of the early New Hope impressionists. I have been lucky to learn from many local talented artists and I’m always working on learning and expressing more.royreinardart.com|
|I am a street photographer who hopes to see and record in photos what most people do not observe. Many of my photos are of street scenes and of dogs and their owners taken during my travels to cities in the USA and Europe. I am also a still life photographer with a minimalist, abstract point of view. Much of my work as well as books that I have published can be seen on my website. I have been showing my work since 2002 and have won awards for my photography in juried and non-juried shows.Philip RothenbergPreview books I’ve published:THE DOGGIE BOOK
DOGS OF ROME (AND THEIR ROMANS)
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|Excerpt from Houston Texas Natural Awakenings Magazine, September, 2011″Bucks County, Pennsylvania, artist Ilene Rubin won her first drawing award at the age of 9 and has been involved in art ever since, painting murals, boots, purses, a line of women’s and children’s clothing, furniture, walls and even a radiator, using motifs that range from folk art designs to landscapes. She is still painting “stuff,” but now devotes most of her brushwork to landscapes.Working in acrylics, watercolors, pastels and oils, Rubin’s bold and unabashed explosions of color make her canvases sing. Her pastel, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II [One Legged King Pigeon], is based upon an image by photographer David Martinez that graced the September 2007 cover of Yoga Journal magazine.Rubin, also a published author, plumbs the frailties and depths of the human heart and mind, but most of all, seeks to offer serenity and light. “Through my art, I explore shades and colors of beauty—the tones and silences between what is seen and what is felt,” she advises. “For me, I have succeeded if I have given someone… a reason to rest their heart and smile—even for one single glance—at a beautiful sight. That is my greatest aspiration and desire.”View the artist’s portfolio at www.IleneRubin.com|
|“I am a oil painter who finds complete joy when painting outdoors. The natural beauty that I see every day in my western New Jersey home is what inspires me. I strive to interpret the atmosphere, light, and color of nature the way I see and feel it, and to hopefully relay this beauty to others.
In my other life, I work as a Graphic and Digital Designer.”www.LolaDesign.net/personal
|The rich artistic culture that is prevalent in Bucks County, PA and in nearby Delaware River towns in New Jersey, has inspired me to paint the beauty that surrounds me. I have always been in awe of artistic ability, but only began studying as an artist in 2000. I paint with a group called, “The Painters’ Collective”, artists who are friends and supportive colleagues. I have painted while traveling to Florence, Italy, Monhegan Island, Maine, the Poconos and as far away as Dakar, Senegal. I create landscape and still life paintings.www.cindyroccaruenes.com|
Sharon Shaw | Fine Art
|Sharon Shaw is an oil painter who draws inspiration from the landscape in the surrounding area and while traveling. Her work is done in the studio and on locaiton. Many of her pieces are from Bucks County Pennsylvania and Monhegan Island, Maine.www.sharonshawart.com|
Neil Thompson | Pastel Landscapes
|“Spirit of Place”… Neil Thompson paints pastel landscapes which are set in the West, Southwest, Delaware River region and beyond.www.neil-thompson.com