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Harry McCormick is recognized as a master of realism who has become widely known for his stunning evocation of light and shadow. He is especially reputed for his series of landmark restaurants in NYC where he captures the mood and atmosphere of what he describes as the "climate" of the city.
McCormick's work has been compared to both Hooper and Wyeth, as being of a class of realism that is particularly poignant and accessible.
The subjects in Leonard Wren's paintings lead you to believe that the Tulsa, Oklahoma painter spends most of his time peacefully surveying idyllic places. But in fact, it is the everyday world that provides Wren with inspiration. " I have nothing in mind when I go out to paint, " he says, adding, "it's enjoyable just to load up the van with my artist's box and drive around looking for paintings."
Wren refers to himself as an "American Impressionist", and believes "a painting should be beautiful. Not necessarily pretty, but beautiful." "Impressionism is like the blues," Wren says.
"It's so basic that it touches you profoundly."
An impressionist painter working in oils, Dierks concentrates her talent and work along the Delaware River towns and scenic by-ways of the serene landscapes on both sides of the river.
Of particular interest are her paintings of local barns and covered bridges, documenting the bucolic landscapes which are so hard to find today.
Dierks is increasingly recognized in juried exhibitions as an awarded artist of note in our area.
Roesinger is a self-taught painter who transitioned from photography into oil painting in 2005 after moving to Bucks County, Pa. Her nationally and internationally acclaimed work has been displayed, collected, published, and featured in numerous books, magazines, galleries and private collections. Her juried exhibits and awards are extensive and impressive.
" I often align my work closely to musical composition. When I approach the creation of a new work of art, I am seeking a visceral response to the lyrical quality unfolding within the work," she says.
Born in Montana and raised on a horse ranch outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, Marjarie met and began studying painting with Frank Arcuri in the early 90's. They married a few years later, and Marjarie now paints in Bucks County, and has been represented in area galleries for over 15 years..
"My love for birds inspired me to do a series of paintings for a group show in New York. As a result of the popularity of those paintings I continue with my bird portraits."
With her love of nature and of Steampunk, April Tos of Corvus Creations seamlessly fuses plants, animals, found objects, and mechanical bits and bobs for a unique esthetic in jewelry. She began her training under jewelers and tradesmen, only to branch out on her own quest for exploration and experimentation. Her works have been in galleries along the east coast of the United States and her cameos were featured in a Steampunk/Victorian retrospective exhibit at the Meadowlands Museum in New Jersey. April continues to explore new and exciting techniques in her creations.