Jo Ann Post Barlow
Anne F. Beardslee
Shannon Bennett Campbell
Joan Toy Kefover
J. Michael Ledden
Linda Walker Roberts
Ruth Blackwell Rogers
Jeannine M. Romano
Kenneth D. Waddell
Kevin M. Woodcock
Lauren Adams Oil Paint
Lauren Adams is an oil painter who resides in West Virginia. She focuses on capturing the pure, authentic feeling and nature of the state’s terrain. Her works are not images of sweeping vistas, but the views found exploring the true character and beauty of West Virginia. Lauren’s landscapes are created en plein aire – painted rapidly on location with various palette knives. Working in this traditional mode, she emphasizes the importance of experience and invites the viewer to come along on her journey through the hills.
304-534-8231 - 304-657-7794
Oils Workshop with Esther Gomez
Workshop with Maria Helena Salazar
Workshop with Ivan Villa
Courses and seminars of palette knife techniques
Mixed, muralist, and acrylic technique under Esther Gomez
Ceramic Workshop “El Obrador” with Charlie Rojas
Exhibition Citroën workshop with Maria Elena Salazar in 2000
Art Gallery Michelangelo in 2001
Art Gallery Raffaello in 2003
Colombian-Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2005
Country Club of Randro in 2006
Country Club of Los Arrayanes in 2006
Phone: 57-1-8618190 E-mail: email@example.com
Jo Ann Barlow has been working in pastels in the Baltimore area since the early 1990’s. She shows her work at the Howard County Art Center, the Howard County Decorator Show House and the Recreation and Park Show in Maryland. She currently works at Moonstruck Studios in Highland, Maryland.
Brad Basil is the owner of The Art Medium Co., which provides creative graphics, t-shirts and signs, with a touch of fine art. He is located near Elkins, WV, and his favorite subjects include the Holy Bible, as well as nature. He will do custom illustration, cartooning, painting and sculpture in a variety of media, and has completed murals for The Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center and the Cranberry Glades Visitor Center. Brad may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brad Basil, Rt. 1 Box 98, Montrose, WV 26283
A self-taught artist, Jack Basil has been painting with oils since he was ten years old. An avid hunter and fisherman, his interest in painting was inevitably drawn from his love of the outdoors. Basil is a musician by profession, directing many award winning bands during his thirty-two years of teaching in Elkins. He also directed a church choir for forty-nine years. Since retiring from teaching, Jack has maintained his interest in music by playing in a local dance band, directing the Gloryland Band and playing bagpipes with the West Virginia Highlanders. Jack can be contacted at email@example.com.
Anne Beardslee has woven rattan baskets for sixteen years. She began to weave pine needle baskets sixteen months ago. She prefers to work with natural materials.
drawing, photography, poetry, colorist, texture oriented, abstract compositions
mixed with introspective self portraits. B.A. degree fine art studio W.V.
Wesleyan. Singular and collaborative efforts. Philosophy or art: The
inspiration comes. Accept it. The spirit witnesses itself aesthetically.
Wheeling, WV - firstname.lastname@example.org
According to Bennett "Through the magical exchange of thoughts, ideas, and humor, I am able to share fundamental truths of living life in harmony with others. 'Anderson', my colleague, is never without a remark that strikes at life’s essence."
Bachelor of Science (Comp. Social Studies), West Virginia University, 1974
Master of Arts (Counseling and Guidance), West Virginia, University, 1975
Doctor of Education, (Personnel Administration), 1986
Post-Graduate Studies at Union Theological Seminary, New York City
and Union-Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Virginia.
Director of Personnel and Public Relations/School Counselor, Randolph County Schools, 32 years.
Associate Member of West Virginia University's College of Human Resources and Education Graduate Faculty nine years.
President, West Virginia Counseling Association, 2003-04
Past President, Central District GFWC; Woman's Club of Elkins; Elkins
AAUW; Delta Kappa Gamma (Education Honor Society).
ADDITIONAL POINTS OF
State 4-H Talent Winner, 4-H Pinwearer-Lewis County
Author of over forty presentations, papers, and programs presentedthroughout North America and Canada.
Member, First United Methodist Church, Elkins
Shannon Bennett Campbell, P.O. Box 1771, Elkins, WV 26241
Primarily self-taught, Kristen Colebank was drawn to watercolor because of the challenges paper and pigment presented. The West Virginia native has lived in the shadow of the Great North Mountain near Wardensville since 1997. She finds the play of sunlight and shade within landscapes and around architectural elements especially attractive.
I work in oil, acrylic, encaustic, and mixed media. I attended WVU where I received my BFA. Much of my artwork reflects a deep appreciation and respect for the interrelated and complex systems of nature and society. My upbringing in the hills of West Virginia has greatly influenced my work, and has led to a general recurring theme of "Appalachia" and the relationship of humans to a changing landscape and environment.Rt 3 Box 126, Elkins, WV 26241 (716) 361-1630 email@example.com
Jackie Forcucci is a portrait artist, working in charcoal, pastel and oil. She has studied with many well-known portrait artists, including twelve workshops with Daniel Greene. She has done portraits at the Stonewall Jackson Jubilee for twenty-two years.
Don Hall, a native West Virginian, is a professional artist who began to paint when he was 33 years old. His work has been greatly influenced by French Impressionism and the Hudson River school of painting. He paints a variety of subjects, concentrating primarily on landscapes. For many years he combined his interest in painting with a career as a motion picture director and editor, spending most of his time doing studio painting. After retiring in 2000, he has concentrated on his love of painting en plein air. He paints exclusively in oils on linen, canvas and artist board, capturing lovely mid-Atlantic, New England and western landscapes in a style that reflects both realism and impressionism. He is a member of Oil Painters of America, the Tucson (AZ) Plein Air Painters’ Society and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. Website: www.donhallart.com - Potomac Highlands Art Workshops
From turning a promising sketch into his high school art teacher, to using used books from old art masters and learning from trial and error, Wayne Hart has amassed a nearly thirty year history of work. He has been featured in West Virginia and Wonderful Magazine, selected to participate in gallery exhibits all over the state including Tamarack. He has 23 limited edition lithographs to his credit. In 2008, Wayne's "Winter Colors" was selected for the exclusive Tamarack Christmas card.
99 Kerens Hill, Elkins, WV 26241 304-636-6807 www.waynehartstudio.com
Brenda House is an Elkins resident. Owner of the QBH Frame Shop, she says she likes going out in the wild, backroads, or bike-trails - with her children who often select the scenes for her photographs.
Joan Kefover is a potter. She holds a BFA in painting and printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has done advanced study at Mains and San Diego College, California and has studied with various ceramic instructors.
Alain Kieny, a pastel artist, is a 20 year resident of Parsons in Tucker County. Originally from France, he worked as an engineering draftsman in the pre-computer world of the 1970's.
According to Kieny "Although I have always liked to draw, I've been trying to break free of the straight and perpendicular lines, as well as adding a bit of color to my world.
As a self-taught artist, I have an enduring fascination with the impressionist painters of the late 19th century."
Kieny can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kadra Kramer, an Elkins native and graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, studied painting and monotype under Carol Pelletier. Along with creating watercolor and oil paintings, monotypes, and intaglio prints, Kadra has been teaching various art workshops and classes in Randolph and Upshur Counties for the past five years. She currently instructs at the RCCAC as well as The Mountain Institute’s Outdoor Education Program for Randolph County elementary students.
Specializing in creating oil monotypes, Kadra was one of the few recipients of the Mollohan Foundation’s Mary Olive Eddy Jones Scholarship for excellence in art and has exhibited at the Mollohan Innovation Center in Fairmont, WV. Kadra is a member of the Seneca Trail Art Guild and regularly contributes to the ArtsBank program. She recently opened The Blue Door Studio in downtown Elkins and displays her work at Artists at Work. Please contact Kadra at: email@example.com
Medium: Oil & Watercolor
Mike Ledden is a self-taught painter who has developed his painting techniques through a variety of workshops, as well as trial and error, since his retirement in 1997. He paints a variety of subjects from landscapes to portraits and has won many awards in competitions. He has had several paintings chosen for the DNR Wildlife calendars; his most recent wildlife painting is of a bird and chicks in the 2008 calendar. Ledden enjoys painting on location for his landscape works in addition to portraiture and wildlife painting.
313 Walnut St., Parsons, WV 26287 - Phone: 304-478-2303 www.leddenart.com
Carolyn McCauley enjoys working with many different subjects, especially floral. Her preferred media are pastel and watercolor. She has had some concentrated study in composition and design. Teaching beginning art to children and seniors has been a motivating experience for her.
Robin McClintock was born in White Plains, New York and moved from lower Manhattan to rural Tucker County in 1998. She has a BFA from the State University of New York. She is an abstract painter influenced by time, weather, landscape and politics. Her work has been in numerous exhibitions in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York.
West Virginia native, Donell's interest in art was piqued at a very early age
by her mother who was also an artist and educator. along the way to becoming
more involved in art, she has studied with local artists Kay Gillispie and
Lotus McDowell as well as nationally known artists Bill Vrscak (PA), Joseph
Bohler (CO), and Betty Carr (AZ).
"My goal in painting has always been to convey my passion for art and love of the watercolor medium by producing art that is fun, well-executed, and will encourage the viewer to stop, look, and enjoy the painting. My paintings have been in the annual Forest Festival Art Show, Seneca Trail Artists Spring Show, RCCAC show, and juried into MountainMade gallery in Thomas, WV, as well as one-person shows at Barnes and Noble in Harrisonburg, VA and the library on the campus of Davis & Elkins College."
Kenton L. McCoy is a Photographer from Parsons, WV. According to Ken, "I’ve had an interest in photography since my teenage years. Early in my interest I worked strictly with black and white and had my own darkroom from which I produced my own prints. As with many photographers I have now switched to digital equipment. At the same time, I am dedicated to producing work that has not been digitally enhanced via a computer program. My goal is to take a photo and to be able to produced a print that is representative of what I saw and photographed." Ken can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stone - Member of the Pittsburgh Sculptor Society
Contrasts: Indiana limestone on a granite base. Study in contrast between
organic and non-organic shapes and textures.
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Bill McWhorter graduated from California State University with a degree in fine art. He paints in oil and pastel. Galleries in San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston represent his work. His art comes from his love of the land and the spirit and light of the West Virginia environment.
Click HERE for Bill's website
Marjory Moses has a degree in art and has
explored printmaking, stained glass, weaving, painting and photography. Her
works are in various collections including the State of West Virginia permanent
collection. Website: www. moondanceartanddesign.com
Oil & Acrylic
I have no formal training but have always been involved with some form of art work as a hobby. Sign painting, silk screen art, cartoonist for local paper, and some cartoon contributions for national publications. When Bill Alexander and Bob Ross made their appearance on PBS my painting career began.
Morgantown, WV (304) 282-0161 http://www.wva-art.com (e-mail: bob@wva-art
Lisbet has been a
Lisbet’s fascination with string began at an early age, and she continually seeks new ways to tie the strings of her current life to her roots. Learning to know at the age of six in her native
Displaying a talent for experimental music at an early age, Dale caught the attention of synthesizer inventor, Robert Moog, and was soon engaged as Moog's protege and chief technician. Moog referred to Dale as a "synthesizer guru," and together at Moog's design facility, Big Briar, in Asheville, North Carolina, the two collaborated as hand-crafted synthesizer producers to the stars. In 1984, a move to Jacksonville brought him into Florida's electronic music scene and he began working alongside Jack Tamul as a composer-in-residence at the Alexander Brest Planetarium. This was the beginning of a long-time musical partnership, as the two went on to compose scores for a number of corporate and industrial films, toured the college and museum circuit, and taught electronic music courses at Jacksonville University. In 2000, Dale's career took a new turn when he decided to take up glass making as a more tangible, hands-on creative alternative to the high-tech world of synthesizers. His attraction to this new medium, he says, stems from "the contrasting challenges of working with the infinite sonic range of the synthesizer, versus the limited palette available to the stained glass artist.”
Derek Overfield is a semi-abstract realist painter focusing the figure. Working directly from life with a fast and loose approach, he gives vitality and honesty to his figures. Elements of simplicity, energy, contrast and a sense of the heroic are prevalent in his work. Derek holds a bachelors in art from Fairmont State University. Full resume & bio can be seen at: http://www.derekoverfield.com. Derek can be reached at Derek Overfield
Jesse F. Reed, professor of Art emeritus at Davis & Elkins College, is a world traveler who is a painter and etcher of people and places. He was born in Belington, WV. He studied art at the Grand Central School of Art and the Art Student’s League in New York. A nationally exhibiting artist, he is a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York, the Print Club of Albany, the Boston Printmakers and the West Virginia Watercolor Society. Jesse is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Dictionary of International Biography and Art in America – Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries and Artists. Click HERE for Jesse Reed's website
Linda Walker Roberts, a native of Summersville, WV and an ordained American Baptist minister, is primarily a self-taught artist. She has chosen the medium of watercolor because of the bright, clear colors and the element of surprise and unpredictability one can achieve with watercolor. She exhibits her work in numerous juried watercolor exhibitions throughout the United States. Linda feels that watercolor painting adds an exciting and satisfying dimension to her life.
Pam has been drawing
and painting since 1972. She has done watercolor, oil, and is now doing pen
drawings. She studied with various art professors at
Artist’s Statement: Why do I paint? For the sheer joy of it. To make visible what I see in my head. To nudge us into using all our faculties to see, perceive, understand. To record the life-force within and around everything. To contribute to the making-whole of the community. To put in physical form my gratitude and prayers for all beings. Because it is what I know how to do.
Biography: Ruth Blackwell Rogers has lived and painted in Randolph County, West Virginia, for over thirty years. She received her BA in Studio Art from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and her MFA in Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has exhibited in more than three dozen solo shows and numerous group shows in museums, colleges, galleries and conferences in the U.S. and abroad. She has been a presenter or keynote speaker at a dozen social work, psychology, and art therapy conferences here and abroad. Since 1992, she and her husband Hugh Rogers have toured her re-telling of the Hopi creation story, entitled “Four Worlds So Far,” in the form of a long scroll. Rogers has taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Korea, and art at Dana Hall School in Massachusetts. She designed and helped build her studio and the family’s passive solar home. Since the early 1990’s she has been involved in environmental activism. She and her husband have three children and three grandchildren.
Jeannine Romano enjoys creating portraits that capture a moment in time. The emotions expressed through the subject’s eyes can immediately show what he/she is feeling. She states, “I love to paint ‘ornery’ characters!”
Dave Shombert is a woodturner who lives in Elkins. His specialty for the past ten years or so has been segmented woodturning, in which the object is first constructed in rough form of many individual pieces of wood, then turned to its final form on the lathe. This allows the use of different species of wood and control of grain orientation, thus adding color and geometric figure to the object. The segmented vase shown here is made of approximately 200 segments. Dave learned the segmented technique from Paul Weinberger of Weston, WV, and enjoys the challenge of achieving the precision that this work requires. Recently, his interests have expanded to include decorative techniques on woodturnings and the use of the lathe as a sculptural tool. He is a member of Tamarack, a gallery for West Virginia artisans, and the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Ashville, NC.
always on the lookout for something
new to photograph four times. After 15 years in business I'm always looking for
a new 4 Seasons subject. 2008 brings 2 new collections: (1) Cass, WV Main Street
and (2) Valley Falls. So far I have photographed over 18 sites and I'm still
HC 73 Box 26A - Valley Head, WV 26294 - (304) 339-4239 email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
While he is best known
for his appearance on ABC-TV’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Doug Van Gundy
has been writing poems since he was five years old and leading poetry and
writing workshops for the past seven years. His poems rooted in his
Doug has presented a paper at the annual Associated Writing Programs (AWP) conference, taught composition to inmates, helped high school teachers integrate writing into their classrooms, led creative writing weekends for university students and worked with poets from age 5 to 75. He also organized and hosted the Augusta Poets Gathering for five years.
His work has been published in numerous regional literary magazines and has won second place in both the Eve of Saint Agnes and Lullwater Review competitions. His poems have been included in the anthologies xconnect: Writers of the Information Age, and Wild Sweet Notes: Fifty Years of West Virginia Poetry.
He has given readings throughout the East and has appeared on Grace Caveleri’s The Poet and the Poem program on
Doug is a tireless teacher of and advocate for poetry. He holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in poetry from
Doug Van Gundy has been taking photos since his early teens. He feels that the best photography creates a visual poetry out of the ordinary moments of life and is rooted in the irreproduceableness of a given moment.
Ken is a twenty-nine year resident of Barbour County. His vocational interests, though now retired, are in the field of education and currently is an adjunct teacher/lecturer of mathematics at Alderson Broaddus College.
A member and treasurer of the Seneca Trail Artist Guild, he has participated, helped plan and produce numerous shows for the Mountain State Forest Festival. For the past twelve years he has received Awards of Merit for his oils and watercolors. In 2006 he received the Best of Show Award in the Seneca Trails Spring Art Show and the Purchase Award at the 2003 MS Forest Festival Art Show. In 2005 and 2007 his paintings received Awards of Excellence and Merit in the WV Watercolor Society Shows. His painting, Light, Shadow and Reflection was awarded Best of Show in the All Member Show at the Morgantown Art Association. He is a Juried member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society. Currently, his paintings may be viewed and purchased at Mountain Treasures on Main Street in Philippi.
He has produced three one-man shows in cooperation with the Philippi Blue and Grey Reunion, the Belington Laurel Mountain Reenactment and Adaland Historical Preservation site. Each of these shows contained over thirty-five works.
His painting, “Wild Flowers of West Virginia”, was selected by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources to promote its 2004 Operation Wildflower Program of high way beautification. His 16 x 20 inch watercolor was made into an art print, sold and distributed through this agency.
Kenneth D. Waddell, RR 03 One David Avenue, Belington, WV 26250 (304) 823-1863
Laurie Warren is originally from New York, living in West Virginia since 1999. She has been painting for six years. She lives in Buckhannon with her husband Lee and two children, Jessica and Sky. Laurie believes that in art all avenues should be explored: different techniques, teachers, subject matter, etc. Although she has explored various art media, her favorite is watercolor.
Kevin M. Woodcock
Kevin M. Woodcock was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. After high school, he traveled to West Virginia to visit a friend and was attracted to the area natural beauty. Kevin moved to Morgantown where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from West Virginia University.
e met his wife, Mel, in Elkins through mutual friends. Kevin and Mel moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking at Louisiana State University. They moved back to West Virginia in 1989 and currently live in Elkins with their son, Keyder.
Kevin was involved in the Artsbank program in its first year and has taught workshops in area elementary schools.
Kevin creates his visual artworks in his Elkins studio while also working as print shop manager and assistant to Brad Basil at the Art Medium Company.
“When I was young the wilderness seemed like a place of mystery and adventure. This sense of mystery and adventure is still with me when I am creating artwork.”
Self taught landscape, skyscape, works emphasizing texture. Strong investments in process generating near automatic work emotional experiences of the works are primary focus.
Wheeling, WV - email@example.com