Tag Archives: water color

Featured Artist – Nancy Notarianni

14 Aug

Nancy Notarianni is a watercolorist, graphic designer and watercolor painting instructor living in the Middleburg Heights/Berea, Ohio area. Her decades of experience in graphic design are rooted in a BFA in advertising and fashion illustration from the University of Kansas.

Nancy is a Signature Member of the Ohio Watercolor Society. Nancy is also serves as newsletter editor for the Ohio Watercolor Society. She enjoys teaching watercolor and recently opened her own studio/gallery in Berea for watercolor classes.  Nancy has also been invited to many of the Cuyahoga County, Ohio branch libraries (Fairview Park, Parma South, Bedford, Olmsted Falls, Mayfield to name a few) to present watercolor programs.

She exhibits in many juried shows throughout Northeast Ohio. Six of Nancy’s watercolor paintings have been accepted into the 2018 Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) “Wet Paint” Temporary Art Exhibtion from February 16- July 31, 2018.. In 2015, eight of of her watercolor paintings were accepted into the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) Temporary Art Exhibtion in the airport concoursesThe tv show, Hawaii Five-O, purchased one of her paintings for use on the show set. And the Center for Education in Tel Aviv, Israel purchased the rights to use one of Nancy’s paintings in a textbook. She has twice attended painting workshops with Charles Reid, one of the foremost watercolorists of today, as well as Alvaro Castagnet, Ted Nuttall, and Mary Whyte workshops.

Nancy describes her affinity to watercolor by saying that it is her “…favorite medium because of the transparent quality and the unpredictability of the combination of water and paint.”.


Featured Artist: Angela Oster

7 Aug

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27 Oster, Angela 4Angela Oster: My work explores imagery of extreme youth and vulnerability; harmlessness, abandonment and need.

I’m drawn to things that are funny and sad at the same time, because I think that’s what life is all about. That moment where those things meet – really funny and really sad at the same time – that’s the truth.

Feel free to contact me for commissions, or just to say “hi”.

Here’s more about me, but said by somebody else:

“Her playful lines and tragicomic imagery explores the junctures between life’s joys and sorrows.”
– Cincinnati City Beat, June 2012

“At one level, Angela’s watercolor paintings might be described as “whimsical”, even cartoon-like, but upon closer examination they capture our imagination and connect emotionally with each of us. There is a wonderfully benign pathos in the subtle expressions of her characters; her drawings are “open” and accessible – ultimately, transcendent.”
– Still Point Gallery, Cleveland Ohio

Featured Artist – Jeff Suntala

21 Aug

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64 Suntala Jeff 4Jeff Suntala – The older I get, the more I realize how lucky I am to do this for a living. Every year brings new insight into the creation of imagery, both traditional and digital.The last few years I’ve been exploring traditional watercolor under the instruction of Bob Moyer, one of the most versatile and talented illustrators in Cleveland history. I now teach Bob’s old class at the Westlake Rec Center, in Westlake, Ohio on Monday nights.

Jeff will also be one of our demonstrating artist at the Berea Arts Fest.

Featured Artist – Joan Satow

5 Aug

Joan Satow will be participating in this years arts fest. She is todays featured artist.
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65 Satow Joan 4 Satow – I was born and raised in Northeast Ohio (Cleveland area) and earned my Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. I also attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh through Ashland University’s College Affiliate Program, where my focus of study was Commercial Art. I am a freelance Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Watercolor Artist. Renewing my interest with my fine art skills, I have also been actively building a new body of work in Watercolor Painting. Opportunities to create custom graphics and/or commissioned watercolor pieces are always welcome! Contact me via email: joan.satow@gmail.com