Rosemary Connelly

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Rosemary Connelly

I am fascinated by the textures and colors of a world where romantic decay – doors, windows and peeling paint reveal the passage of time and human existence and I strive to bring out the beauty in ordinary things. My passion is watercolor journaling and I love teaching it as well as doing it. There is something magical about capturing a moment in a journal with your own words and sketches.

I have taught throughout Delaware and around the country. I studied fine art and graphic design at Arizona State University and worked for over 20 years as a graphic designer. My studio at 39 N. Walnut St., Penney Square, Milford, is currently open by appointment. I am a member of Mispillion and Rehoboth Art Leagues, Plein Air Painters of the Mid Atlantic and founding member of Sketchers Delaware, an urban sketching group.

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Rosemary lives in the Milford area and paints in watercolors and acrylics.
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Linda Chatfield

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Linda Chatfield

Linda Chatfield has been painting and drawing all of her life. She holds a BFA from Boston University College of Fine Arts and a MS in Art Education from Delaware State University. During her many years in museum management, she pursued her art part time. Now she enjoys working full time in pastel, oil, watercolor, and printmaking media, often using collage.

Linda teaches Drawing, Museum Studies, and Art History at local colleges, and she exhibits and demonstrates at the Parke Green Gallery as well as Mispillion Art League.

Member: Delaware by Hand, Mispillion, Dover and Rehoboth Art Leagues, Juried Member of PA Association of Craftsmen.

Like an ancient spiral my artwork moves inward and outward at the same time. I try to invoke the myth and mystery that I see around me to create a visual dialogue.

Linda lives in the Camden-Wyoming area. She works in a variety of media.

You can email Linda at lc@lindachatfield.com

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Sara Gallagher

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Sara Gallagher

Sara Gallagher is an award winning artist whose beautiful original watercolors come from her imagination and from direct observation and rural scenery and local gardens. She moves freely between traditional and nontraditional watercolor techniques and uses both paper and watercolor canvas as supports for her artwork.

Her most recent endeavors incorporate watercolor pouring techniques that result in artwork which is soft and whimsical in its overall appearance. She is intrigued by this new approach and believes that it allows her to be more spontaneous.

Sara lives near Milford and paints in watercolor.

E-mail Sara at sarrahart362@yahoo.com

Gervasio Ruiz Jr.

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Gervasio Ruiz Jr.

A $2.99 plastic camera at age 14. A Kodak Instamatic camera, found in a shopping cart, at age 17. After a few weeks the limitations of the Instamatic became very apparent. It was time to move up to 35mm. I was hooked. From then on photography became a passion. No matter where I went, the camera was by my side, day and night.

My entire 35 year working career in NYC was spent in the art field. In my early twenties my first art job was as an apprentice in a small art studio in Manhattan. 6 years later I was offered a job at Revlon Cosmetics, in the Package Design Department. 10 years later I was offered a job at L’Oreal Cosmetics, where I worked for 19 years. Even though I enjoyed the creative aspects of my career, the constant pressure and long hours began to take their toll. It was time to move on, while I still had my health. Moving to Delaware gave us a chance to downsize our lives and reorient our life’s priorities.

One of my priorities was to dedicate more time to photography. For me, the fascination with photography has always been the blending of aesthetic and technical skills to get the results one envisions. The advent of digital photography has now added another layer of complexity that appeals to me even more. Working in Photoshop has opened up a world of unlimited possibilities.

The other aspect that draws my attention is color. Even though I truly admire the black and white works of photographers like Ansel Adams, color is still what attracts me the most. This is not to say that using bright, strong colors is the only way to go. Sometimes just a hint of color or a muted hue is more effective at conveying the mood I am going after. Occasionally I will mute the colors of the original photo because the strong colors detract from what I was trying to achieve. But in most cases my goal is to bring the final print to the natural state that attracted me to the shot in the first place.

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Gervasio Ruiz Jr. lives in Milford and is a photographer.

Email Gervasio at gruizjr@mac.com

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Gwen Guerke

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Gwen Guerke

I am relatively new to visual artistic expression, but I’ve always enjoyed the challenge (and the frustration) of trying new things. I like to visit museums, particularly those specializing in modern art, and find inspiration in the works of Matisse, Picasso, and Modigliani. Who doesn’t? I also find inspiration in nature’s design, artistry, palette.

Gwen Guerke lives in Milford. She enjoys watercolor with pen and ink, pastels and collages.
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Mimi Galligan

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Mimi Galligan

Using well-designed hand crafted pottery enhances our joy in daily activities and during special events. It’s important to me is that my pottery be comfortable in the hands, practical in form, and delightful to the eye. That is why I’m continually learning more about materials, surface decoration, techniques and putting it all together into the joy of making pottery.

I’ve loved having my hands in clay for years beginning with lessons at the Delaware Art Museum. It was on this foundation that I developed my skills and continued to work to achieve the subtle beauty and visual depth that results from thoughtfully glazing well-made pieces.

I’ve been juried into Vermont Hand Crafters and am a member of Mispillion Art League, Rehoboth Art League, Dover Art League, American Craft Council, Biggs Museum of American Art: Delaware By Hand.

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Mimi lives in Milford and is a potter.

You can email her at galliganpots@gmail.com

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Erica Rae

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Erica Rae

Erica Rae

“Art is something that I need to survive. I love to work in many different types of media. Everything from photography to painting and bits of 3d elements help me make dynamic pieces of art.”

– Erica Rae

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Erica Rae lives in Milford. Her preferred media are photography, painting and mixed media.
You can email Erica at EricaRaeArt@icloud.com
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C. Mercedes Walls

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C. Mercedes Walls

After a career as a Probation/Parole officer, C. Mercedes Walls (aka: Cathy), opened her studio in Milford, Delaware.  Realism and intense color are hallmarks of her style. Architecture, reflections and machinery are realistic but hers, injected with lively colors.

Mostly, she loves people.  Not portraiture, but scenes of people doing people things. Working in oils, watercolors and pastels, the medium and colors chosen relate to the scene. A jazz singer letting it wail: Cool blues, green-gray oils, pops of red. The challenge is not making those people and objects look photographic, it’s using texture, color and composition to recreate the feeling when she first witnessed their story. A founding member of Mispillion Art League and signature member of the Delaware Watercolor Society, she exhibits widely and has won many ribbons and awards. Teaching art to adults and children and working with clients on commissioned pieces are two great joys.

C. Mercedes Walls lives in Milford. Her preferred media are watercolors, oils and pastels.

You can e-mail the artist at cm.walls@comcast.net

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gpatterson abbot

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gpatterson abbot

I am a Digital Artist. Most of my work is created from my photography using Photoshop. I also do Digital Painting using ArtRage. Some of the work I present is photography and some is Mixed Media. The mixed media is usually digitally created art that I have painted over with clear acrylics.

I use high quality, acid free materials. All my work is digitally signed. Original Prints have an Original copyright embedded and personally signed on the back.

I also produce Notecards, Miniatures, Jewelry, and more for sale at local art shows and farmer’s markets.

Original Prints and a limited number of second editions (up to 13×19) are sold thru the Mispillion Art League. Contact them at mispillionarts@gmail.com or call 302-430-7646.

Like my Facebook page to receive posts of my most recent work. Check out my albums to see my collection by category – Digital Art, Digital Paintings, Photography, and Mixed Media.

The artist lives in Milford. His focus is photography and digital painting using Photoshop and ArtRage, with some acrylics.

 

The artist’s email address is gpattersonabbot@aol.com

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Jean Masetti

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Jean Masetti

I have been a graphic artist, working for corporations and owning my own business for many years. After retirement and moving to Delaware, I discovered the Mispillion Art League and have found friends and kindred spirits. Since I love the medium of watercolor, I started a wonderful journey of painting the beauty of my new surroundings and recording them in my journal.  I learned about social media and self book publishing.

It was exciting to write and publish six books showcasing my watercolor paintings here and reproducing my art at Society6. You can also visit my Facebook page. Teaching watercolor classes and workshops at MAL have enabled me to personally grow as an artist and there is nothing more delightful than to see your students find their own talent and enjoyment of art.
My books are also being sold at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Jean lives in Harrington. She works in watercolor.

You can email Jean at jeanmasetti.com

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Kelly Sverduk

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Kelly Sverduk

I am driven to create art by the ever-changing beauty of nature.  I focus on botanicals and other natural history subjects, and enjoy the quest for accuracy and detail in my paintings.

Kelly lives in Greenwood, Delaware. She enjoys creating in watercolor, pencil and pen.

You can email Kelly at kelly.sverduk@gmail.com

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John Mollura

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John Mollura

Since receiving his first camera in grade school, John’s love of photography has grown with every click of the shutter. His favorite subjects are things or interactions that people see every day, presented from a different point of view.

John believes that there is always a different point of view and beauty (sometimes hidden) in everything and he wants his photos to express that.

John is a Milford resident. John’s camera has accompanied him on numerous adventures across the world during his “day job” as a test engineer for various NASA and military programs.

John lives in Milford and is a photographer.

John’s email is john@molluraphoto.com

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Judy Struck

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Judy Struck

I enjoy painting. I paint Welcome slates in acrylic and spray them for outdoor display. I also paint homes in watercolors on a commission basis. I usually paint from photographs and enjoy realistic recreations.

Judy Struck lives in Milford and is president of Mispillion Art League. She enjoys working in acrylic and watercolor.

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