Nathan Altier is an artist residing in West Virginia who is somewhere between an emerging and full time artist. He utilizes his visual communications/computer art background to manipulate some images for photo references.
Joe Bourgeois has a degree in history from Harvard University and has been involved in woodworking for over 6 decades. He and his wife, son, and grandson live in Bunker Hill, WV.
Steve Clegg creates forged copper sculptures, assembled by brazing. He enjoys creating aesthetically pleasing artwork that combines organic elements of nature which gives his work a rustic, earthy quality. Combining river rocks or driftwood with the forged copper creates pieces that have an ancient feel to them.
Frances Coates received her BS from Longwood University and is a retired art educator. She is inspired by the work of Maria Sibylla Merian. Her paintings are available at Cottage Curator in Sperryville, Va.
Jane Forth paints dream-like landscapes inspired by the atmospheric ridges surrounding her home in Linden, VA. She begins her paintings with color abstraction and believes the fluidity of encaustic – molten pigmented beeswax – invites innovation and sometimes lucky accidents – influencing the direction of creativity. Forth has frequently exhibited with ShenArts as well as regional art centers in Virginia and beyond.
Norma Fredrickson is a fiber artist who practices art out of Berryville, Va. and creates art based on dialogue, both between artist and viewer and within the work itself. The mark of the maker is significant, her hands create this art. Norma uses surface design techniques (stenciling, screen printing, dyeing) with cutting and stitching.
Joseph Gainer is a graduate of The Maryland College of Art & Design and a resident of Stephens City, Va. With over 30 years experience in illustration and graphic design, he is also a fine artist and sculptor of foam. With a love of abandoned houses, he just recently began using oil as a painting medium.
Rebecca Gowdy is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer in Winchester. She creates digital paintings and comics that evoke a sense of adventure, nostalgia, and magic. In her free time, Becca writes novels and tries to befriend any animal she sees.
Debra Keirce paints in oils to make others smile. In the 80s and 90s, she was a biochemical engineer. Now she is a full time master artist, working to be the best painter of classical realism she can be.
Susan G. Merila has been painting and sketching in the Valley since 2013. She has studied at watercolor workshops offered at Chautauqua Institution, NY, Winchester City Parks, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and her Middletown, VA home studio.
Steven J. Parrish is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), and has shown in numerous national and regional exhibitions.
Keith Patterson is an abstract expressionist painter, using acrylic latex on canvas to create landscapes, florals, and waterscapes. He is a self taught student of Western Art whose major influences include Cezanne, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, and Pollack.
Keith Jones Pomeroy has had a lifelong love of painting built on excitement, reflection, and spiritual practice. Much of his painting has focused on his travels and has fallen into the categories of portrait, landscape, and iconography. He is constantly looking for new challenges and subject matters that stretch his abilities and limits.
Rachel Crockett Smith has exhibited in numerous galleries along the East Coast and in the Mountain West. In 2019, she won a Jurors’ Choice Award from the Vision of the Arts Fund and was awarded their Mother Artist Grant. She earned her BFA in painting and drawing at Brigham Young University.
Josie Tilton is an award winning, self-taught artist, a German-born immigrant who at the age of 11 escaped the clutches of Soviet-led East Germany. She entered the United States as an Air Force spouse in 1966. She is now retired and resides at Lake Frederick, Va. where she actively pursues her lifelong artistic passion. Since she moved to Virginia in 2010, she has produced many solo exhibits throughout the Shenandoah Valley and participated in more than a dozen regional and international juried shows.
Linda Volrath is a classically trained artist working in the traditional medium of oil in a painterly representational style. The dominant subjects of her paintings are equestrian scenes, animals, landscapes, people and still lifes. To capture the effects of light and atmosphere, Linda paints landscapes en plein air and works under natural lighting in her studio for still lifes.