Award winning artist Cindy Roe has been painting for 25 years. Ms. Roe’s art has always focused on her reverence of nature and mans place in it. “My greatest pleasure is when I feel connected to the world we live in. I love experiencing the unique synergy of mind, body and spirit with nature. I’m compelled to capture it in my art.” And she does capture this synergy in her highly regarded seascapes and landscapes for which she is regularly commissioned. Ms. Roe’s art has been recognized nationally. She was honored by the national John Steinbeck center in Salinas, California for her painting of California agriculture, and many of her works have been featured in exhibits and art institutions across the country. In 2000, Cindy and her family moved from New York to San Francisco and in 2006 moved backto New York. She enjoys Au Plein Air painting which is perfectly in keeping with her affinity for the outdoors. She works out of her studio in Sagaponack, but only when forced to be inside. Cindy Roe’s art prints are availablie at Hampton Photo Arts in Bridgehampton, NY.
" Cherry Blossoms And The Moon" by Jennifer Meihofer
Jennifer Meihofer has been a photographer for the past 20 years. Although fine art photography is where here current photographic energies lie, her earlier professional years were primarily dedicated to portrait and wedding photography. Still life, commercial, and newspaper photography made their way into her portfolio as well. Additionally she spent two years as a photo restorer using Photoshop when it was a new phenomenon.
Olive Reich has for many years studied the intricate colors, shapes and patterns of nature. Olive has etched out her own intriguing style. As for her illusive media, she says, “The beauty of transparent watercolors is that you can play with areas, designing them and letting the glow move through your painting.” Olive has numerous awards to her credit. As Robert Henri stated, “Each man must take the material he finds at hand,...and then express in his art whatever is the cause of his pleasure.” Olive’s hope is that the cause of her pleasure is expressed through her work, and in turn conveyed to the viewer who can momentarily be transformed in some significant way. What more beautiful gift than to participate in a artist’s vision.
"I believe that the real purpose of art is the state of caring. I want to take those who look at my work away from the anxiety of worldly upsets and problems, and give them some joy. Every day the media barrages us with multiple terrible events that create stress and sadness within us. I want my paintings to give viewers a chance to see things in order and goodness. To create a reality of beautiful colors, patterns, lights, darks, and rhythm together creating a joyful entity. We need spiritually to take more time to appreciate the wonders of nature and the ordinary beauty of everyday things. I hope in some small way that I have been successful in this purpose."
Daria Deshuk was born in 1956. Growing up in Queens, her father worked driving a NYC cab. Her mother passed way when she was 7. Moving to Manhattan and studying Art at Parson's School of Design she received her BFA in Painting in 1978. Daria found herself part of the exciting art scene in the early eighties living in the East Village, receiving a MFA in Painting from Hunter College. She was a member of P.S.122 Artist Space, working and exhibiting for 10 years. Daria met the artist Larry Rivers and at the age of 22, began what would be a companionship of 15 years. Their son Sam Deshuk Rivers was born in 1985. Daria lived with Sam in NYC and The Hamptons until 2004. Daria Deshuk Exhibits regularly in both NYC and The Hamptons and participates in many Benefits. Daria now resides in Bridgehampton, NY full-time since 2004. Sam Rivers attends Lynn University, Boca Raton, Fl.
Artist Aubrey Grainger was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was raised in New Jersey. She started commuting to the East End twenty five years ago and now lives and has a studio in Sagaponack. Influenced by the Hudson River School and the French and American Impressionists. Grainger spends several weeks every fall in Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks. However, most of her artwork is of the East End. She is an original member of Plein Air Peconic and belongs to the Artists Alliance of East Hampton. She has exhibited at the Clayton Liberatore Gallery ,The Wallace Gallery , Ashawagh Hall and has been in several other galleries and exhibits.
Archie Hamilton is a photographer living and working in The Hamptons and New York City. His work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals and museums in many places in the United States, including Museum of Anthropology in Chico, Cal; Cinque Gallery in New York City; Three Rivers Festival in Pittsburgh, PA; Warren Street Gallery in New York City; Las Vegas Art Council in Las Vegas, NM; Focal Point Gallery in Bronx, NY; Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton, NY. Hamilton has lead photo workshops at the Jamaica Arts Council in Jamaica, NY and for many years has served as a judge of young peoples photography in the ACTSO competition sponsored annually by the NAACP.
Willem de Kooning was born April 24, 1904, in Rotterdam. From 1916 to 1925, he studied at night at the Academie van Beeldende Kunsten en Technische Wetenschappen, Rotterdam, while apprenticed to a commercial-art and decorating firm and later worked for an art director. In 1924, he visited museums in Belgium and studied further in Brussels and Antwerp. De Kooning came to the United States in 1926 and settled briefly in Hoboken, New Jersey. He worked as a house painter before moving to New York in 1927, where he met Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, and John Graham.
He took various commercial-art and odd jobs until 1935–36, when he was employed in the mural and easel divisions of the WPA Federal Art Project. Thereafter he painted full-time. In the late 1930s, his abstract as well as figurative work was primarily influenced by the Cubism and Surrealism of Pablo Picasso and also by Gorky, with whom he shared a studio.
In utero, Gideon Stein was doing amazing artwork, and hearing incredible sounds coming from the world outside. Born in 1970 in NYC, he has devoted his life to producing a body of art and music. One of his early mentors was Sheila Lamb, who led the art department at the Dalton School. In 1977 his work was included in a Dalton student art show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
It was his first show. He began playing guitar when he was eight years old, and immediately fell in love with the instrument. During his formative years, he took studio art courses at Don Stacy Studios while attending City-As-School, and studied sculpture and color theory with Jon Batdorff at Goddard College, VT.
Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.
Photography is an amazing art form. A photograph album is a catalogue of life's history as seen through the camera. People, animals, nature, holidays, celebrations and even disasters are captured instantly and recorded as part of history. It is through the powerful presentations of photography that we better understand the progression of time and life. Hampton Photo Arts has over twenty years of experience working with photographers as they seek to capture and preserve the history of families and communities.
When families get together, both children and adults love to look through photograph albums. They enjoy seeing the childhood photos of older family members and compare themselves to ancestors who lived a hundred or more years ago. Photos are among the most important treasures of every family. They should not be faded and dull. They contain the smiles, tears and emotions of generations. The staff members at Hampton Photo Arts display excellence in the art of photography reproduction. They work with the highest quality materials. They know how to create family memories that will be just as beautiful one hundred years from now as they are today.
Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art. Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes. Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.
Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough. Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added. Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture. Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.
Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper. Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper. Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable. Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets. The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.