This piece is titled “November 9th” and is a direct response to the election. 8” wide. available for purchase.
"My approach to making has slowly shifted from a functional focus to a more expressive and artistic one, though the two continually coexist".
Chris works in a studio in Mattituck, NY, which he shares with his wife Corey Solinger who is a painter and illustrator, where he also teaches classes and fires an experimental salt kiln. He also works in Watermill, NY and is a board member of the Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons.
Kym Fulmer is a printmaker, wallpaper artist, and art instructor living in Springs, NY. Her distinct drawing hand is evident in all of the print methods she employs, including screen print, linocut and woodcut. Her subject matter comes mainly from observation of our East End surroundings –the sense of wonder and awe evoked by this coastal environment. Kym earned her BA from UC San Diego and her MFA from Long Island University. She has exhibited work locally and abroad.
Lauren Parker is a writer by profession and an artist at heart. Based in NYC and the North Fork, Lauren freelances for the Wine Press and the Northforker (latest article: The North Fork Art Collective’s “Palette to Palate” dinner), and was Editor-in-Chief of Accessories magazine for 16 years. She received a B.S. in Communications from Cornell University with a minor in art and has been lucky to fuse her passions professionally. She helped launch Smock art magazine and has written for various luxury, travel and Hamptons magazines. On the side, Lauren has dabbled in various art pursuits, including painting, printmaking, cyanotypes, pottery and glass blowing. When not stalking trends at New York Fashion Week or interviewing designers and artists, you can find Lauren on her Southold porch, paintbrush in hand, doing her latest DIY project. She is married with a young son. Follow her on Instagram @laurenparker77
"Candace is a painter, currently residing and working in Montauk, NY. She is inspired by the movement and colors of the ocean. Her work explores the contradicting emotions that emerge from the water. Her paintings usually have you floating in ocean, with no land in sight... are you at peace or do you start to panic?"
Jackie Maloney is an illustrator based in Hampton Bays, NY. Her whimsical & often humorous illustrations are inspired by her love of the beach, fresh food & spending time outside. In the spring of 2015, she completed illustrating a cookbook featuring New England recipes titled, The Shelter Island 36 by Chef Jason Casey.
Jackie can be found exhibiting at many art festivals throughout the East Coast.
Jackie also enjoys beach days, puns, and snuggling with her furry studio assistant, Cole the Cat.
"I am an artist because it is an incontestable part of my being. My first love is drawing, and I have discovered that drawing is really an intricate part of any artwork. Frequently, my works are large and start off as drawings which slowly evolve into paintings utilizing traditional techniques. My inspiration lies within nature and the human figure".
Mary Twomey is a printmaker and mixed media artist. Her work explores various themes in life through the use of color, textures, symbols, words and collage material. She has exhibited her work in many galleries throughout Long Island and she currently lives and works in her studio in Greenport, New York.
Melissa Hyatt is an accomplished watercolor artist, surface pattern designer, and illustrator. She loves to create and paint in her sunlit North Fork studio with her golden retriever April snoozing by her side. Melissa’s talent came in part from her two grandmothers, both artists who taught her to value the importance of creativity. Inspired by their artistry and commitment, Melissa graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in surface pattern design.
Living on the North Fork fuels her creativity and provides endless subject matter to paint. When she’s not painting you can find her teaching watercolor workshops and walking her dog on the beach.
Image is titled “View from Goldsmith’s” and is available as a giclee print
Michael Johnson is a visual artist based in Orient, N.Y. He is currently developing a body of work inspired by the light and color of Long Island's East End. For more information please visit mpjportfolio.com.
Danielle Malmet Rodger moved to the North Fork 15 years ago after studying Art and Psychology at the University of Rochester. She has worked in graphic design in New York City and Horticulture out in Greenport where she lives now. She has written and illustrated four children’s books, “Adventures through to the North Fork”, which are currently sold at many different locations throughout the North Fork. Her artwork ranges in mediums that include oil paintings, wood designs, epoxy, watercolors, and photography. She is now showing at First and South restaurant which takes a closer look at her graphic designs. Through color manipulation she attempts to change the perspective. One can see this playfulness in many of her pieces including her children's books.
Berges Alvarez is taking Long Island’s sea coasts and open skies up a notch with his uncommon painterly photographic approach. He has refined and expressed an original flair of different techniques the first of its kind in working with experimental methods in photography as an art medium. He creates fascinating realistic land and seascape mixed media artworks out of the frayed and torn edges of manmade recycled materials.
Utilizing plastic blue base films, reflective filters, lights and paper as are found in weathered recycled materials, he portrays far distant lush sweeping landscapes and vulnerable horizons filled with new promise; however, featured are acrylic paintings where the human presence is clearly absent and in doing so allows the viewer to become introspective, the true reflective counterpart to this unique interplay. As if to remain in their own intermingled dream state synapse,the viewer slips further into these alluring artworks in search of our human commonality.
Renee Brown, a New York-based emerging artist delved into hyper-realism while attending the Hartford Art School and earned her BFA in painting with a minor in art history. During her time in school, she became the first recipient of the Helen Charleton Scholarship for her work in portraiture and won the Jerry A. Shoham/Jerrys Artarama Connecticut prize for painting. She’s also featured work in the Washington Art Association Portraits exhibition, senior painting BFA exhibiton, Five Points gallery 2017 juried biennial, and the final exhibition at the new York academy of art during the summer undergraduate residency.
Presently, Brown continues to capture the personality and expression of friends and family in her vivid portraits. Her work invites the viewer to get a close vantage point as she starts to include more of the figure and environment surrounding them.
Growing up on the North Fork of Long Island, Racheal has been surrounded and blessed by the picturesque local scenes and has used the natural beauty there as a catalyst to pursue her photography passion She has had the opportunity to travel to unique and remote places worldwide focusing mainly on capturing the beautiful landscapes and wildlife that encompass us here on Earth. Her photographs have been recognized by ABC, numerous National Parks, a National Geographic editor, and most recently a cover shot on a nationally recognized outdoor magazine.
This is “Some Honey and Plenty of Money” an original painting by Community Member Anne Sherwood Pundyk from 2018, Acrylic, Latex, Water Color, Gouache, Colored Pencil and Stitching on Paper, 9 x 10.25 inches, available for acquisition.
Anne is a painter and writer based in New York City and Mattituck. She moved her studio from New York City to the North Fork four years ago. Since then Anne has pared down her materials focusing on pure color and form. Uninterrupted stretches of time to look and think and exposure to the light and changing seasons have all had a notable impact on her work. These changes have also highlighted for her the importance of the audience in the process of making art. She has recently written about the idea of the beholder’s share, using current studies in brain science to show that a work of art is, in fact, completed in the mind of the viewer. She paints on large-scale unstretched canvas alongside the small “book page” works on paper such as “Some Honey and Plenty of Money” shown here. Working on the floor or on the lawn outside her studio Anne uses different techniques of pouring to layer color. Alternately composing on the wall the resulting organic forms work in conversation with open-ended pristine geometric shapes created with colored pencil, stitching and paint. Her paintings on canvas extend from 7 x 8 feet or larger creating an immersive environment. Anne also incorporates her paintings in collaborative performance and publishing projects. She is currently working on a collection of personal fables called “Tales” paired with small works on paper and an installation merging painting and video with Bridget Elkin curated by Kara Hoblin. Their project will be on view later this summer at the Borghese Winery gallery.
Further examples of her work and more background information is available on her website at annepundyk.com
Thomas Halaczinsky is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, photographer and writer who divides his time between Brooklyn and Greenport on Long Island’s North Fork.
His work focuses on the relationship between people and places. In documentary films like „Coney Island – A last Summer“ (for German/French broadcaster ARTE in 2008) or „Don’t call it Heimweh“- the opening film of the 2005 Berlin Jewish Film Festival - he explored the importance of place for the identity of the protagonists. In 1996 he won an ACE award for his contribution to the EMMY awarded film “Calling the Ghost”. In 2016 his photographic series "Archipelago New York" received an honorable mention at the Tokyo International Photo Award.
Rena Wilhelm currently resides in Greenport, NY and owns The Weathered Barn Lifestyle Boutique in the heart of the village. Most of her work is inspired by nature delving into the contemporary textures of rock, trees, plants & water. While working mostly in water color & inks, Rena is also currently exploring naturally dyed textiles as a form of artistic expression. She looks forward to mixing the 2 aspects together in the near future.
My name is Jeremy Garretson and I am a native New Yorker, who moved to Eastern Long Island in my early 20's. I started shooting in 2005 when I purchased my first SLR while attending Stony Brook University. My early photography classes allowed me to shoot film and process it in the darkroom. This enabled me to learn the core fundamentals of photography before diving into a digital world.
My first focus in photography was Urban Exploring (URBEX) which entailed entering into some our region's most interesting abandoned hospitals, factories, mansions and asylums. This is where I learned to express my artistic vision and where the excitement of capturing the best photo possible took hold.
Living on the eastern waters of Long Island allowed me to explore landscape and seascape photography with a particular focus on the relationship between light and weather, and its effect on the natural environment. I have been lucky enough to exhibit my work at The Fiedler Gallery, North Fork Art Collective, Borghese Vineyards, Shuru WInery, East End seaport Museum, Clovis Point Winery and many other establishments across Long Island.
While my love for Long Island will never fade, I've had the opportunity to photograph many other locations. I recently returned from two intensive photography trips to California and Utah. I am currently planning trips to Washington, Colorado, and Montana. I feel very lucky to live in a country that is so rich with diverse terrain and I plan to shoot it all.
"As an artist, photography is one of the mediums I use to capture the fleeting moments and sensations I encounter in life.
This photo occured while shooting my model for use in my corset drawings, that depict beauty and the pain of being beautiful in our society. She had the opportunity to express her sexuality through my lens and it was inspiring to us both. It’s an empowering moment when a woman can express herself, wether thru her art, her work, her family or her image of herself as a woman."
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PETER TREIBER JR.
My name is Peter Treiber Jr. I hail from Sea Cliff, NY. I have been making and building in the city for the past few years. Now I farm and create in Southold.
The art focuses on finding new life in the old and discarded. I also look to find the humor and the humanity in it all.
Julie Morris is an animator and illustrator based in Bayport, NY. Her animation and illustration style is reflective of the cartoons she watched when she was younger. She is currently finishing her studies in the 2D Animation program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has interned for Augenblick Studios in Dumbo and is currently working on her senior animated film, “Cooked.” Julie often creates characters that are animals and food rather than people, always playing with sense of humor to express her art and herself. She is inspired by her Sicilian heritage and the environment of Long Island.
Adrianna Lawson, is a 21-year-old Black creative from Mattituck, Long Island. Her versatility is what makes her a force to be reckoned with within the world of art. When she isn’t painting portraits and the female body, she is honing her skills in abstract artistry. Her undefined style keeps you anticipating each new work in progress.Various pieces of her work show that she draws inspiration from the power and beauty of the divine female essence.
Director of Design at Guild Hall of East Hampton
BFA Parsons School of Design
Recipient of the Catherine Lorilard Medal of Honor for
Pastel/Grpahics; Published in International Artist Magazine
Winner of the Annual Haight Street poster contest, SF CA;
Published in Knoff Guide San Francisco
Recipiant of a NYSCA Stipend Grant
I have been living in Greenport for 11 years, previously in Sag Harbor and before that San Franciso.
I have loved drawing my entire life; pastel and charcoal is the means by which I do that.
I refer to my art as ‘girl art’. Everything I do is about images; icons of our life. My bobby pin, corset, and female portrait drawings are all influenced by the ‘women’ I grew up with; Betty Boop, Brenda Starr, Katy Keene, Marilyn Monroe, and of course, Barbie. Women continue to be shaped and restricted to accomodate our evolving role in society. Especially the unspoken demand for women to be seductve and innocent at the same time.
I create images... “meant to convey the sensuality of the female form while presenting the clothing as restrictive indicators of women’s sociological confiement.”
– Eric Ernst, Southampton Press
When I was young, art came out of me uncontrollably. I had difficulty
expressing myself through words, but thankfully had art to speak for me and keep me sane. As I became an adult I slowly lost my inspiration and natural ability to create art.
In 1993, I came to NYC to attend Parsons School of Design and became a fashion designer. My work exposed me to extreme environmental and humanitarian impact. In 2013, I decided to change careers to do-good within the fashion industry.
I wanted to create art again but struggled, until an unexpected day in 2016 where I discovered a “magical” pebble beach in The North Fork.
My current work is inspired by the natural elements found in The North Fork of Long Island. This piece entitled “Four Loves Squared” is a combination of photography and oil paint and is available for purchase.
For more information visit the “Art” tab on my website: www.mohinitadikonda.com
Born in 1976 and raised in Long Island, NY, Peter Stefanides M.D. is a physician
specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as well as a self-taught visual artist.
He has exhibited regularly at the Fridge Art Fair and his work has recently been
featured in The New York Times. Peter Stefanides M.D. lives and works in Queens, New York.
Title: Q Day (red version)
Medium: mixed media on wood panel
Dimensions: 12"x 12"
NICOLE MARTINEZ PHIPPS
An art director and designer by day and an illustrator and painter (canvases, and sometimes walls) by night.
VALERIE ZEMAN Cloth is my medium of choice because it is tactile, easily manipulated, and allows itself to be altered in many different ways. I create my own cloth using a variety of surface design elements, usually building upon my previous creations by trying new techniques. Textural elements are important in my work because they pull the viewer in for a closer look at the art.
A piece of ‘canvas’ (linen, silk or cotton) becomes the working space for the conscious application of a planned thought, idea or emotion. Through dye and discharging agents, inks, paints, graphite and other media, my textile art gives dimension to feelings in the same way a poet draws us in through language. Hand-stitching, while adding layers and textures, brings a sense of meditation to the work, and machine stitching corrals an overarching cohesiveness. My art pieces are evocative, engaging and thought-provoking as you look closely into their creation and ever more broadly into their meaning.
Frankie Neptune is a writer and a photographer who has had a presence on the North Fork since 1973. In 2003, he became a full time resident. During his college years into the 1980’s he was involved with the then emerging New York City downtown SoHo artistic and music alternative. He was also a part of the early video taping of the punk rock club music scene which was cable-casted on Manhattan Cable Television.
He put down his camera in the early 1980’s. In the ensuing time he has sold, given away or lost most of his work. Some of the surviving images are now on display. Frankie has now decided to pick up a new digital camera and forsake the photochemical world.
Photo: Red Hook, Brooklyn, Land That Time Forgot - 1979. Prints from original Kodachrome 35mm transparencies. Museum Preservation and custom framed UV glass- 9 3/4” x 12 1/4”.
Colin Goldberg’s work explores the intersection of painting and digital art. He is a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant recipient whose work has been featured in WIRED, The New York Times and PBS. Goldberg currently lives and works in Rocky Point NY. More on the artist and his work can be found at www.colingoldberg.com.
Born in the Netherlands in Utrecht, Has grew up on Zuidpolldreef Street. Always interested in Art, he saved enough money for a one way steamer to the United States. Attending the Arts Student League, he immersed himself in the “Push Pull” concepts of Hans Hoffman.
Hs first body of work was influenced by the loudness of New York City: “The Traffic Light Series.” A late series of work from time spent in Montauk, “Sand and Sea of Ditch Plaines” reminds one of the tranquility of the most easterly point of Long Island.
Reclusive, he can be spotted at the Peconic Art Colony on Indian Neck Lane on the North Fork.
“Indian Neck” is his latest painting is reminiscent of the unique colors of the bay and sky of Peconic. 24” x 18” oil on canvas framed.
Leah Peeks is a native Southerner, and it frequently shows, both in her aesthetic and her overuse of the word "y'all". Her process involves building up and carving away multiple layers of wax and acrylic. She lives on Shelter Island whenever she can afford it and thinks it's the prettiest place on earth other than Dollywood.
Things We Thought We Lose, 10"x20"x2", wax and acrylic, 2018
Ruth Westfall came to Long Island in 1979 and worked thirty years in her audio business in NYC as a sound effects artist and audio engineer designing soundscapes for television and theatre. She compares her audio work to painting: the layering of recorded sounds from nature or fabricated with props "paints" an audio image of what is seen on film instead of canvas. She now paints locally and internationally preferring to work in watercolor en plein air. Her work has been shown at the Art Students League in New York, and at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY and NoFoArtWorks 2018."
Andrea Rhude was born on Long Island back in 1976, lived briefly in Brooklyn, then moved back out to Suffolk County. Being brought up in the family craft store, she has always been around the arts and constantly drawing or painting. Her early influences ranged from Albrecht Durer and the old masters, to Ralph Bakshi, Frank Frazetta, and Alan Lee. Their detail, depth of color, and story telling set her imagination spinning and left her disappointed in the illustrations of many of the children’s books she read at the time. As she explored more she found the surrealists and the symbolists, which gave her a better understanding of how composition affected tension and drama within a painting. But it wasn’t until she was at Pratt Institute that she found one book on a little known surrealist, Remedios Varo, that she started to have more faith in her own vision.
These days she usually works on oils and watercolor, although she has been experimenting with pen and ink of late. S