Artist Showcase, Early Winter 2023

Enjoy these favorite artworks from nineteen different artists in a variety of mediums and style. To learn more about an artist, click on their name.


landscape photograph by Dorothy Thompson

“The Falls” digital photograph, various sizes by artist Dorothy Thompson


Dorothy Thompson

My work focuses mainly on nature and the way light creates the scene. Beginning with the image in my camera, I use software to create a painterly version of my vision.


urban digital painting by Kevin Stock

“City Street…San Francisco” digital art painting on canvas by artist Kevin Stock


Kevin Stock

“City Street…San Francisco” is from an ongoing series. It is a virtual reality painting using the Oculus Quest II and the Vermillion App on canvas using oils and a palette knife.


acrylic painting of a hand by Deborah Bergren

“Living Water from a Garden Hose” acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 20″ by artist Deborah Bergren


Deborah Bergren

This painting evokes for me the idea that we can take ordinary things for granted, but when we pay attention to them, they can be life giving, just like water from a garden hose.


abstract painting by Annette Kunow

“Bluegreen Figure” acrylic 84cm x 119cm by artist Annette Kunow


Annette Kunow

When painting, I begin with an initial idea, deconstructing the forms and playing with shapes and colors. I like to paint the figures in expressive gestures—quarreling, laughing, loving or just standing by themselves.


landscape painting by Jane Weis

“Morning Light Breaking Through” oils, 20″ x 20″ by artist Jane Weis


Jane Weis

Co-creating with God’s spirit, I undertake to capture in oil paints those moments in nature that blaze with intense interplay of light and color and transform the scene causing us to catch our breath.


acrylic painting by Manju Attili

“Roses” acrylic, 48″ x 36″ by artist Manju Attili


Manju Attili

This artwork is inspired by my love for roses. I can never stop admiring the beauty of florals. As Frida Kahlo once said, “I paint flowers so they will not die.”


abstract figurative painting by Karen Fike

“No Apologies” mixed media and acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″ by artist Karen Fike


Karen Fike

My new series SHE Will Rise, was inspired by the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Mixed media, layers and imagery help me convey anger, optimism, female strength and the tension of beauty amidst chaos.


abstract fiber landscape by Valentina Pes

“Summer Sky with Moon” inks, silk fibers and clear varnish, 30cm x 100cm by artist Valentina Pes


Valentina Pes

I love to work with fabrics—silk mainly—for its light and evanescent texture. The creation appears random and I never know what the final result will be. In fact, I always add the title at the end.


watercolor painting of a heron by Bronwen Jones

“The Sentry” watercolor, 15″ x 22″ by artist Bronwen Jones


Bronwen Jones

I am a painter of memories—people I have met and places I have traveled to. I am attracted to both line and shape with an emphasis on color.


abstract painting by Monique J. Dufour

“Time to let go” acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″ by artist Monique J. Dufour


Monique J. Dufour

I am an intuitive abstract painter and paint without planned concepts or ideas. I enter a higher dimension naturally and let myself be guided. It’s a feeling that arises in me and I never know what the outcome will be.


scratchboard dog portrait by Claudia Chandler

“Shadow” scratchboard, 12″ x 9″ by artist Claudia Chandler


Claudia Chandler

My intense passion for detail, along with strong black-and-white contrast, drew me to the art of scratchboard. It allows me to put down incredibly delicate lines, achieving meticulous realism.


abstract oil painting by Jordana Rae Gassner

“Mendi Mistikoak” oil on canvas, 140cm x 200cm by artist Jordana Rae Gassner


Jordana Rae Gassner

I am a painter of metaphysical realism. I spend much of my time endeavoring to compose ideas of science and spirituality into traditional materials such as oil paint and linen canvas.


lake landscape by Shirley Rose Cockburn

“The Colors of the North” acrylic, 36″ x 24″


Shirley Rose Cockburn

My work is a simplified version of nature’s beauty using strong, bold and loosely applied colors. I wish for the viewer to experience a quietude of the soul.


acrylic on glass by Lori Charnow

“Grateful for this Moment in Time” Platter acrylic reverse painted on clear glass, 12″ diameter by artist Lori Charnow


Lori Charnow

I began reverse painting to create functional art to express beautiful Jewish traditions. This has blossomed into creating unique pieces for anyone who wishes to express their own culture and heritage in meaningful everyday art.


dog portrait in oils by Melissa Arostegui

“Sitting Pretty” oil on canvas, 24″ x 54″ by artist Melissa Arostegui


Melissa Arostegui

My work tells stories—my stories, other people’s stories and stories not yet told. I love to leave the viewer wondering about what is happening and the meaning behind each work.


abstract acrylic painting by Holly Forbes

“The way life goes” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 18″ by artist Holly Forbes


Holly Forbes

My paintings contain rhyme and rhythm. I repeat elements to create cohesion and comfort. I use dot patterns to elicit happiness, whimsy and fun, and overlapping shapes to give off the feeling of unity and connection.


abstract pastel by Deborah Thornberry

“Protected” pastel, 9″ x 12″ by artist Deborah Thornberry


Deborah Thornberry

A person needs to feel protected, to feel cherished by those who surround them. This painting portrays a sense of being protected, which is possibly an illusion, except for a fleeting moment.


painting of a fisherman by Denise Henderscheid

“Cuttin’ Fish” acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″ by artist Denise Henderscheid


Denise Henderscheid

I painted “Cuttin’ Fish” from a photo of my son working on a sport fishing boat. I wanted to capture his love of the ocean along with my love of painting it.


“Dreaming of MOMA” gouache and acrylic, 18″ x 24″ by artist Carol Siskind


Carol Siskind

When I paint, my objective is to channel my intense emotions into work that is colorful, complex, sophisticated and urgent. My unfailing sense of humor also drives and informs everything I do.


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  1. Thrilled to be included with these talented artists…it’s always inspiring to see work that differs from mine, as well as resonates with mine…thank you Carolyn and Artsy

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