Jonay Di Ragno
Internationally acclaimed di Ragno expresses everyday life’s subtleties through the act of painting. Expanding from the abstract expressionism movement, his works speak of human experiences such as pleasure, tension, and gratitude. He employs textures and expressional moves to create dynamic, hard and soft actions under the umbrella of the sublime alchemy method.
He provokes the accident to occur, welcomes the uninvited, and then captures it.
She is a self taught artist and truly enjoys expressing herself through her art. She finds inspiration in the beauty of her culture and everyday life. She enjoys creating pieces that are as eccentric as her. Ultimately, creating art is a very therapeutic process for Krystle and she enjoys sharing her creations with others. Within Krystle's pieces, you'll normally find a broad range of colors and textures meant to create an experience for the viewer.
Mark Anthony Gucciardi
"As a child, his love for drawing often created problems for him throughout school but, he managed his way and obtained a High School Diploma, which helped him gain a position as a picture framer for Coffey & Thompson - Fine Art Gallery and Framing in Charlotte.He was introduced to the works of North Carolina artist, Ben Long and Minnesota artist, Charles Kapsner. For Mark, these artists demonstrated a level of craftsmanship that would inspire him to pursue a career as an Painter"
"Bryan Wilson grew up between New Jersey and Georgia. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Studio Art with a minor in Graphic Design from Morris Brown College. After graduating college, he became an in-house Graphic Designer for Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA. After a couple years and getting married, he and his wife relocated to Charlotte, NC where he began teaching art at a public school and obtained his teaching credentials at University of North Carolina-Charlotte"
"My love of drawing began when I could hold a crayon. A yellow-green one I remember distinctly. Not only did it have a pleasing color, it tasted pretty good too. Even as a child, my enjoyment of nature’s beauty was neverending. The intricacy and playfulness of colors, patterns, light and shadows has always fascinated me"
"The beauty of nature is my greatest source of inspiration whether painting a plein air piece or a still life. I enjoy painting from life to create a realistic impression. I strive to capture the rhythms of color and shadow with direct painting techniques. Painting fills me with hope and joy. It is my intent to impart this happiness to others."
“Some see art as escapism, I see it as life”
"Born in Washington, DC, Kevin Harris is an oil paint and pastel artist specializing in the creation of art that moves people.
Be it via portraiture, figurative, abstract or land and seascapes, Mr. Harris looks to life and translates his perception to the viewer. Considered an impressionist, his style is a free-flowing collaboration of color and texture - intended to inspire a sense of fullness."
"After a short study with an Atlanta based encaustic artist, a private renaissance took place within. The switch over from acrylic to encaustic began, Paul is working feverishly to have a showing of just his wax creations... the working of beeswax mixed with oil paint and dammar resin, then using a heat gun to create those familiar abstracted horizons has been an unexpected joy in the setting free of the artist from the marble"
"I have recently been exposed to the Art Form of Mixed Media which has sparked my interest. This Art Form uses a large spectrum of materials that can take many many forms. I enjoy the freedom to use a group of unrelated materials to create an expression. I like to refer to my work as “Assemblages”. It consists of hunting and gathering the objects and materials to be put together in interesting and curious layouts. I start with a theme and build upon, layer on to it."