Artists Alliance of East Hampton
Virtual Art Show
As a passionate gardener, my art is as intricately entwined as the gardens surrounding my studio. Cultivating and tending these gardens is the first stage of creating the art that grows in my studio.
Flowers represent to me a microcosm of the universe in their cycles of living and loving, families, and relationships as well as their quest for survival and eventual senescence and rebirth.
With a duality of external and internal vision, I invite the viewer to see, larger than life, the beauty and intricacy of flowers and in their boldness, I suggest contemplation of their relevance and ours in the social order of our universe.
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change” -Buddha
Casey Chalem Anderson is a Greenwich Village native who passionately creates oil paintings of the Hampton’s landscape and its natural forms. She paints ocean waves, the tranquil waterways of salt marshes, and exuberant flower fields. Casey is a blogger of "Breathe of Salt Air,” through which she connects you to the sea with few words and fresh imagery.
Sheril Antonio has been taking photographs since she was in her teens.
Over the years she has been working with both digital and analog cameras and in 2009 her first published photographs appeared in conjunction with an article she wrote for Black Camera
I have been painting since I was a young child.
This period of time in quarantine has been very challenging for me. Initially, I was unable to produce work, but now I have found my place painting again. It is very curative and hopeful.
Laura Benjamin is a New York artist recognized for her unique medium, Candy Wrapper Collage. She manipulates candy wrappers and their packaging to give color, form, movement, and whimsy to her subjects, creating both a carnal delight and an exciting visual effect. The result is a nuanced iconography that is stimulated by the sensual delight of sweets.
Laura was an art educator, a textile designer, and is now working exclusively on this latest body of work, Candy Wrapper Art, an exclusive “niche” art form.
She is represented by galleries in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. and the White Room Gallery in East Hampton, NY. She exhibits in major art fairs across the country. Her images have been published in Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Her work is in public and private collections including a private collection at Long Island’s Stony Brook Hospital.
"IT IS NOT HORSES THAT I PAINT; I PAINT THE WAY THEY MAKE ME FEEL."
I did not grow up around horses. I saw horses in pictures, movies, TV, and books. I had a profound, natural inclination for and love of them throughout my life; those I’d encounter on a trip, passing by on the road, in a field, or in books a librarian saved for me.
I studied their form, anatomy, conformation, illnesses, and cures. I examined breeds, their history and evolution, the unknown, and the famous, all with unyielding passionate intensity. Horses are for me a source of healing and energy. They carry a life-affirming emotional connection that I share in my work.“Art teaches you about what you have to say and how you want to say it. I feel very lucky to be so profoundly connected to horses because they are a unique animal in their ability to mirror the spirit, reflect imagination, and inspire action.”
My goal as an abstract expressionist to transform the natural order into a suggestive interpretation to stimulate the imagination.
My work is mostly acrylics glazed in resin. The combination of the acrylic's softness and the resin's hardness coalesce to create a "charged atmospheric space" in which the viewer is made to feel the movement of the paint.
Art arises. Belly, heart, throat, head. And then inches above me,hovers—Teases me into her realm of play.A universe emerges from squeegees, palette knives, and brushes,jars and tubes of glowing paints,a conversation with my muse, her insistent voicea way of guiding me througha secret gateway.
My tools, imagination, Pollock’s proximity harmonize tame chaos.I am making with the maker.Voices of light and colormerge with my breath.
This is where I live and paint one mile from Pollock’s homeon Accabonac Creek,his barn floor splattered with remains of his experience,his spirit in the treesalong Springs Fireplace Road
Michael Cardacino is a multimedia artist who lives and works in Springs, NY. His art, realized in sculpture, installations, stills and performance pieces on paper and video, evidences an unusual representational take on how art can expand awareness and create a shared experience of timely events, and provoke a constructive conversation about the causes of suffering and conflict in the world.
Michael’s work, built with popular images and ideas appropriated from the streaming collective consciousness – including the Internet, TV, movies, cave painting, standup comedy, and original photographs – constitutes a kind of sensory language that can be easily read; the purpose of which is to foster compassion through recognition and understanding.
I copied Modigliani & George Rouault when I was 11. I'm self-taught; I hated art classes.
I'm not interested in refining techniques: I paint from my gut, heart, and mind exposing my passions, my demons, and my missions in life.
People find my neo-Primitivism raw; many agree I have something to say.
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A native New Yorker with a BFA from Parsons School of Design, and Montauk resident for over 20 years, my art career began as an NYC freelance illustrator.
After moving on from commercial art, I have spent my time painting trees, almost exclusively. I prefer to work in acrylics, but many new pieces are mixed media.
I exhibit in many juried exhibitions each year, including but not limited to: The Salmagundi Club Gallery, NYC, Heckscher Museum of Art, Long Island Museum of Art, First Street Gallery, NYC, Artists Alliance of East Hampton, Aubudon Artists of America, Mills Pond Gallery, Blue Mountain Gallery, NYC, and many more.
Artist painter “Nadine” has an extensive art profession as a painter, a printmaker, and muralist.
After graduating from The Beaux-Arts Academy in Paris 1962 Nadine continues to be active in her profession.
Major Shows:“ Museum Of Modern Art”, México City 1975, “ Biennale de Jeunes” Paris, 1968, and two murals commissioned by the New Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City 1964.
She has had major exhibitions in New York, Paris, Mexico, Japan, and Canada.
After living in her loft In N.Y.C. for almost forty years, Nadine relocated to East Hampton in 1998 and has participated in many group shows and continues with her work.
Whatever moves me, whatever inspires me, seems to seek its own form of expression.
My work has been exhibited up and down the East Coast. From local venues including Ashawagh Hall, The Water Mill Museum, Guild Hall, and in galleries like The Crazy Monkey and the White Room, and at Art Market (in conjunction with Artblend Gallery, Fort Lauderdale), my work has been recognized in juried shows and critiqued by local papers.
In 2017, I exhibited at The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, NYC, and was also the subject of a 20-minute interview by a local YouTube reporter. As part of the Art Market and a First Prize winner, I exhibited through Naples Art and Antiques, the Miami Spectrum, the Artblend Gallery in Ft Lauderdale, and Jewels with M. Chapman from London and Texas. My patrons are local, out-of-state, and international.
After a successful 23 years on Wall Street, Kurt Giehl decided to leave his financial career behind and pursue his passion for art full-time.
While only dabbling in art while on Wall Street, Giehl and his husband relocated from Manhattan to East Hampton to fully immerse himself in the East End art scene.
Using a combination of oil and acrylics to paint seascapes and abstractions, Giehl is primarily self-taught and has relied heavily on his collaboration with other Hamptons artists to develop and guide his creative journey.
Living on the East End full-time has been very inspiring for the artist, Laurie Hall.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in 1973, Laurie retired a year ago from a 46-year career as a textile designer. In addition to painting, Laurie has been experimenting with printmaking, collage, and sculpture. She also finds that she loves ceramics and hopes to continue working with clay in the future.
My name is Laura.
I'm a contemporary artist living between NYC and the beaches of the Hamptons but I’ve traveled the world working with musicians, writing, creating art, tv, and ads.
This is the first showing of my work created during quarantine, titled Water and Rust. All are original prints, all reflect a transformation brought on by the sea. I hope you enjoy my art and that it brings you the same joy in your home that it brings to me. NAWA NYC, AAEH, NY www.lhillart.com email@example.com
Critics have said Karen's art is original, complex, exciting, and beautiful. She does not accept the status quo. Even though she has complete control over her technique, she keeps challenging herself with new possibilities. "If you seek power in a painting, you will find it in Kirshner."
Artist Karen Lynne Kirshner’s awards include the Abstract Artist of the Year Award in the ACA (Art Comes Alive) national juried competition, Awards of Excellence from the Suburban Art League and the Art League of LI, and Best in Show/First Place for her painting "Faith" at the Biennial NLAPW (National League of American Pen Women) National Juried Exhibition. Her paintings have been exhibited in its National Headquarters' gallery in Washington, DC.
Frank Latorre is a multi-talented Long Island painter and musician.
In 2014 Frank received a Grammy certificate for best blues recording. He has also received accolades as a two-time winner of Westhampton’s Mary O. Fritchie poster contest.
Since 1972, he has explored the visual arts as a multi-media artist, wall muralist, and creator of works on canvas. He has been recognized by Newsday, the New York Times, and Channel 12 News. One of his paintings is part of the permanent collection at the Westhampton Library,
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Teresa Lawler, glass and watercolor artist, was raised in Montauk and now resides in East Hampton. Holding two Masters’ degrees, she taught art in the East Hampton public school system for 22 years.
Her philosophy—incorporating life-long learning with experimentation—led to her current passion, glass fusing; where she incorporates a painterly Impressionist style as she creates landscapes from glass.
Initially tutored by Vermont glass artist, Genevieve Cole, Theresa uses scientific principles in her work; melting, fusing and melding as part of her creative process.
Her work evokes themes of nature and her ambition is to transform her medium, elevating it from craft to fine art.
Her father, who passed away in 1996, remains her greatest inspiration. He stated that ‘art isn’t all in one direction,’ and Teresa’s process of art-making led her down many paths.
That said, she remains inspired by her surroundings, creating works that still bring her home.
The inspirations for my paintings are often reflections of growing up here, in a small community surrounded by beaches and wetlands. I often use several types of mediums in a single painting to achieve the effects I desire. These mediums include acrylic, gouache, watercolor, pastel, India Ink, and photography.
My paintings include landscapes, seascapes, sunsets, beaches, and woodlands.
Art Exhibits include Guild Hall, Amagansett, East Hampton, and Sag Harbor Libraries, Ashawagh Hall, Islip Art Museum, Southampton Cultural Center, and personal studio tour. Organizations-EHAA, Guild Hall, The Wed Group Plein Air Painter of the East End, Southampton Artists Alliance.
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Veronica Mahoney is a largely self-taught artist living in Springs, East Hampton.
Having studied art intermittently over the years, she began to devote increasing amounts of time to painting, primarily Plein-air.
After retiring from full-time work, Veronica expanded her scope and interest to new subject matter and media. In her most recent works, she explores the use of water-based mixed media. The works have an abstract "feel,” but are informed by nature and objects. The intersection of nature with the man-made is the predominant theme.
Lynn Martell is a fine artist who paints in oil and wet-in-wet watercolor. The East End landscape dominates her subject matter.
Lynn studied charcoal, pastel drawing, and watercolor painting at the Art Students League of New York City for several years. During her last year at the League, she won "First Honors" at the annual class exhibition. Lynn has exhibited at multiple venues on the East End.
Joanna began photographing during her modeling career with her work appearing in Forbes, New York, Outside, and Popular Photography magazines. Clients included Nikon, Holland American Cruise Lines, the Dreyfus Co., and the Sierra Club.
Her images have garnered numerous awards from Communication Arts and the New York Art Director’s Club. Her prints have been in several exhibitions, including the Center of Photography at Woodstock, Nikon House, the Kentucky Derby, and the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY. Her work has been represented by Getty Images for most of her career.
I am a Scottish born artist now residing in Sag Harbor. My passion for art continues to grow with each painting as I start to see it come alive with colors and activity.
Over these last few years, I have completed multiple subjects: ocean views, landscapes, castles, cathedrals, and bridges. Some of these themes are derived from my native Scotland and some from places I have vacationed here in my new homeland.
I have recently strived to widen my horizon through my series of portraiture to demonstrate the varying range of human emotions that we all experience: love, sorrow, pain, and despair.
In my paintings I utilize a lot of earth-tone colors that embody warmth and tranquility, allowing the viewer to feel the serenity and peace and sometimes the turmoil of the subject.
My artwork has been shown in galleries, libraries and boutiques in Sayville, Babylon, Patchogue, Bluepoint, Bohemia, Bellport and recently in East End Galleries such as The Southampton Cultural Center, Southampton Town Hall, Water Mill Museum, John Jermain Library, Ashawagh Hall and Guild Hall in Easthampton.
I was introduced to the glass art movement during my studies at N.Y.S.I.D. and later at Pratt, Urban Glass, and Bullseye Glass.
As a glass artist, I work in my Springs studio on both stained glass and kiln formed glass.
The tranquil beauty of the woodlands, bays, and beaches on the eastern end of Long Island as well as the intense color and clarity inherent in the glass itself inspire my art.
I’ve chosen works to exhibit in this show that, on seeing them in my home over the last months, bring me peace and hope.
Hi. My name is Karen Mullen.
I began painting late in life but absolutely love it. I am a sixth-generation East Hampton resident and I love to paint our local landscape. When not painting beaches and waterways, my favorite subject is flowers.
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With a BFA from Skidmore College under her belt, Deborah Palmer spent the next 30 years in the commercial art world as an art director in advertising and as a graphic designer.
Upon retirement, she went back to the study of landscape painting. Today, 20 years and many workshops later, she is an exhibiting member of the Charleston, SC, and Mt. Pleasant Artists Guilds as well as the Artists Alliance of East Hampton. Her work is in private and institutional collections across the U.S. and Canada.
See her art at www.deborahpalmerfineart.com
Janet Rojas’ introduction to watercolor painting began when she participated in a series of adult education classes at East Hampton High School. She furthered her studies under the guidance of Janet Jennings.
Both her representational and abstract works are inspired by the serenity and nature of the East End. Janet has participated in shows at Ashawagh Hall, Guild Hall, Ille Arts, the Watermill Museum, Amagansett Library, and the South Street Gallery in Greenport, NY.
She is a founding member of water+color+works and a member of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton.
Graduating in architecture from the Hammersmith College of Art and Building in London, I found myself unable to practice architecture when I emigrated to America in 1970. While living and working in Washington DC, I began making mixed media works, indulging my love of geometry and building materials.
I am in the process of developing, amongst other things, a series of geometries based on Root Rectangles, which I cut and fold to expand the geometric forms which naturally evolve from them. Some have evolved into sculptures.
Painter, Photographer, and Educator
After completing her formal studies and a sojourn into retail, Joan Santos, painter, photographer, and educator, began a teaching career that lasted for many years. Her style of painting is realistic with an emphasis on pattern and color. Her travels have opened up her photography to include informal portraits.
Currently an Adjunct Professor at L.I.U. at C.W.Post, her career includes years in the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools, and at George W. Hewlett High School. With a Masters from Pratt and post-graduate studies at FIT and Hofstra, Joan’s academic credentials compliment her artistic ones. Recent exhibitions include East End Arts Council, Guild Hall, AAEH, Ashawagh Hall, Pleiades Gallery, East End Photographers, and the Hillwood Museum.
Rosa Hanna Scott graduated from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA., with a major in Education and a minor in Arts. The art subjects she studied included Art History, Studio Art, and Still Life. She also studied Figure Drawing/Painting, using live models at the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center in Lynchburg, Va. She has also studied at the Beverly Studios in Staunton, VA., doing both studio and outdoor drawing and painting.
The mediums she uses are acrylics, pastel, and pencil.
Rosa worked as a substitute teacher in Lexington, VA. school system and also taught art in their summer program. She was a receptionist for the Montauk Artists Association art Gallery in Montauk, New York, and has been president for about six years.
Encouraged by her creative and forward-thinking parents, Neva Delihas Setlow grew up believing that anything was possible. A high school summer job in the Biophysics Department at Yale led to a lifetime of interest and work in science and art.
Her Plexiglas sculpture, wood sculpture, cut-paper collage, and fused glass, bridge art and science. Color, light, and reflections are of primary importance. Celebratory, positive, and joyful, her art has been exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions across the country and is included in the permanent collection of the Islip Museum.
Recognized by the American Society of Contemporary Artists NYC, Silvermine, East End Arts, the National Association of Women Artists, and listed in various editions of ‘Who’s Who,” Neva is also the recipient of numerous awards. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists NYC, Artists Alliance of East Hampton, Southampton Artists, the Art League of Long Island, and East End Arts.
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Linda Sirow is an NYC and East Hampton-based artist who focuses on creating abstract images representing emotions and relationships in a variety of mediums. A visit to the Museum of Contemporary Crafts NYC as a young teen changed her perspective on art. Continuing her exploration in high school and college, Sirow was drawn to sculpture as a medium—specifically adding color to form; uncommon at the time. She explored printmaking and watercolor painting but kept returning to sculpture as a “thing” in her early years.
After finishing art school, marrying, having three children, and teaching art part-time, Sirow turned to painting — moving from watercolor to oil; eventually discovering encaustic painting. She immediately felt an affinity for this art form. “I work alongside the properties of wax,” she offered. Her compositions express infinite emotions, relationships, and inner thoughts.
Ms. Sirow trained at the Boston Museum School and Pratt Institute. In addition to painting, she teaches art at the Dalton School.
She has been represented at the Liman Gallery in Palm Beach, FL, and has shown at the APW, Kathryn Markel, and 79th Professional Galleries In NYC and in the Hamptons at Silas Marder, Hampton Road, and The White Room Gallery.
I am a fine artist as well as a Children's book illustrator. I love to paint the people and places that are part of my world.
Having studied at The High School of Art and Design, SVA, and the Art Students League, my art has been on display at Ashawagh Hall, Guild Hall, the Watermill Museum, The White Room Gallery, and The Society of Illustrators in addition to other galleries.
The East End has so much natural beauty. As one of the founders of The Wednesday Group, I get great pleasure Plein air painting. Seeing nature up close and personal.
Lieve Thiers is an abstract and figurative artist who liberates her emotions by transforming nature into a new outlook that is not a representation of an object. Starting without a preconceived idea, she thoroughly enjoys the process of creating a new pictorial life.
A picture of light and emotions comes into existence through her use and variations of lines and strokes, rhythmic movement, and color. The pictorial result is personal and unexpected, always representing part of her personality.
She studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, Silvermine School of Art in CT, and at SUNY Purchase.
Lieve was a 2018 finalist in the Hamptons Art Hub's international online exhibition: "Pushing Boundaries: Art that Defies Expectations.” She received additional recognition from the Stamford Art Association, Mamaroneck Artists Guild, and the Silvermine School of Art.
Sandra Tyler is the editor in chief of The Woven Tale Press (thewoventalepress.net), an online literary and fine art magazine.
She returned to drawing after her mother, Elizabeth Sloan Tyler, a longtime East End artist, died in 2015.
This black-and-white series is lit with just enough light to rekindle a daughter’s memories of her mother through her own children.
I studied at Paul Wood Studios, the Art League of Long Island, and the Art Students League of New York. My paintings have been exhibited at many locations including the Islip Art Museum, the Nassau County Museum of Art, Guild Hall Museum, the Art League of Long Island, and Gallery North.
I was a collaborating artist on the murals From Salt Hay to Modern Day and Around the World in 80 Days. Both are on permanent display at the Amityville Public Library.
My studios are located on Long Island, NY, and in the Moosehead Lake Region of Maine. My work is represented by Landing Gallery, Rockland, Maine, and E. Mayan Studio, New York City.
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Inspired by Carl Andre’s practice of working with unmodified existing materials, I fabricate wall-mounted and freestanding wood sculptures with readily available resources.
I’ve been exploring the idea of simple Intersecting forms creating complex new forms and tension. I build the forms up with cubes, emphasizing the fabricated nature of the pieces which I then paint with enamel. The opposing colors further heighten the tension and emphasize the interior spaces. The high gloss creates additional tension with the natural wood surfaces.
Mark is a transplanted Bostonian who has lived and worked in New York for many years. Mark studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and utilized his background in classical painting to develop his unique style. His paintings show a steady movement through the various schools of modern painting of the 20th Century.
His interest in art flourished as he traveled extensively, collected art, and continued in the development of his own painting and design techniques.
In the early 1990s, Mark studied the techniques of watercolor painting, using them in graphic and color field paintings and adapting them to acrylics. His interest in the EXPLOSION OF COLOR, EXPLORATION OF MOVEMENT, and EXCITEMENT IN DISCOVERY have become the essence of his work.