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.
"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
Chris Hamilton was born and raised on the East End of Long Island, and is a lifelong resident of Greenport. His family has been living on Long Island, and working on the water for at least six generations. Chris is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where he studied Environmental Science and Marine Affairs.
In recent years, Chris has increasingly spent more time working as a bayman, and learning the trade from his father. He has always had a deep love and respect for the natural environment, and the beauty that makes the East End so unique. It is this unique beauty, and perspective as a bayman, that has inspired his photography.
Chris ultimately hopes to inspire others with his images, and bring a heightened awareness to the importance of respecting and preserving, not only our natural environment and resources on the East End, but also our heritage, which is increasingly becoming a distant memory.
In the summer of 2016, Chris not only won his first photo contest, but also had one of his photographs selected for the cover of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s inaugural issue of “On the Water”. He has subsequently been showing his work at various art shows across the North Fork.
Info for “The Captain” - Plexi Faced Limited Edition Digital Print, 20”h x 20”w, Edition 2/25, Available for purchase.
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.
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.
"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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Tyler Hughes is a representational painter based in Patchogue, NY. Since graduating from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in visual arts in 2015, Tyler has been training classically, being heavily influenced by tenebrists such as Caravaggio and Ribera, and naturalists from the rennaissance to Sargent. In 2016 he became a teaching assitant at The Atelier at Flowerfields, and his since begun teaching classes of his own. Tyler maintains a studio in St.James, NY where he works and offers instruction in painting and drawing.