Artists

Nancy Stauffer

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Nancy Stauffer

  I’ve been painting since 1987 while raising two daughters and a career in hair styling. Recently retired from the salon, I’ve been looking for an artistic outlet. I’ve painted toy boxes and toy chests over the years for my nieces and nephews and more recently, my grandchildren. I love children and the whimsical playful charm in their nursery rhymes and fairy tales. I guess you can say I’m self taught painter since I have had no formal training. Over the years, I have taken classes and seminars with some of the...

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Katie Richardson

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Katie Richardson

Katie Richardson Hadley, Ma Katie grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Massachusetts to attend Hampshire College. She completed a thesis project entitled “Nos(otros): Art Questioning Borders”, which was a multimedia installation project dealing with immigration issues. After graduating with a B.A. in art and music, she has continued creating and building on the skills and ideas developed while studying. She lives on a beautiful farm in Hadley, MA, which provides inspiration and houses her studio. She works with fire to create art and...

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Sue McCafferty

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Sue McCafferty Spring City, PA I began making soap in 1999, after searching for an alternative to commercially made soap.  My passion is researching to find alternative treatments for skin problems.  All the soaps are tested on family and friends before being sold.  The oils and butters I use are in the unrefined state to obtain as much of the beneficial properties as possible.  My soap contains babassu oil, olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil, palm kernel oil, palm oil and cocoa butter.  The soap with color is a result of the fragrance oil,...

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Alita Abruzzese

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Alita Abruzzese Pottstown, PA My artwork is most often representational, however my intention is not to copy what I see.  My greatest inspiration is nature–especially water in any form and the way it reflects light as well as absorbs shadows.  Trees are also a favorite subject of mine.  I try to capture the mood in each scene whether it is the tranquility of a path in the woods, the coolness of the forest, the soft beauty of a fresh snowfall, or the rhythmic sound of the waves as I record an ocean scene. I love the way light plays on an...

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Jacqueline Arbaugh

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Jacqueline Arbaugh Elverson, PA Jacqueline graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in Fine Arts.  She draws using ink, colored pencil and mixed media.  After studying artists such as Wangechi Mutu and Louise Bourgeois, she’s combined that inspiration with a synthesis of her personal history.  She touches on subject matter of female vanity and brings attention to a darker tone of body image.

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Marilyn H. Dwyer

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Marilyn H. Dwyer Stowe, Pa Marilyn studied for eight years with Dr. Walter E. Baum, as well as at The Moore College of Art. She is most noted for her enriched treatment of the vanishing Pennsylvania landscape, as well as the varied New England coastal region. The palette knife and oil technique she employed with such passion and skill was ideally matched to her subjects; cluttered fishing trawlers, quiet streams in woodland settings, and ramshackle barns. A fully-developed color sense is evident in the success she enjoyed in portraying a wide...

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Joseph Hoover

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Joseph Hoover Pughtown, PA Before his retirement in 1994, many people in the area knew Joe Hoover as a pianist, singer and choral conductor, or, primarily as a third grade elementary school teacher.  Now, he focuses on his lifelong interest in art; and along with memberships in art organizations in Reading, Pottstown and West Chester, also exhibits his paintings in as many as two dozen annual shows (group and solo—-juried and non-juried.) Along with framed paintings, the Hoover oeuvre also features matted prints and greeting...

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Mimi Barclay Johnson

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Mimi Barclay Johnson Bryn Mawr, PA I love art.  I love looking at art.  Old Masters.  New Masters.  Black & White.  Color.  My grandfather collected art – art which is now known as American Impressionism.  From the time I was a tiny girl I could look at Cassatt, Hassam, Henri, Homer, Redfield, Wiggins and more – there – on my own walls.  Perhaps by osmosis some of their incredible talents seeped into me urging me to paint and share what I know through teaching. Painting makes me feel young again.  I see beauty everywhere in this new fresh...

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Ilse-An Munzinger

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Ilse-An Munzinger Saint Peters, PA Ilse’s mother was Anna Knauer and grandfather David Knauer.  She grew up in Pennsylvania and then lived for 35 years in Munich, Germany. Ilse, at the age of nine, started her art education every Saturday at the Fleischer Art Memorial Center in Philadelphia.  She graduated from Philadelphia College of Art after four years in illustration.  She then went to Europe and studied for two years at the Munich Academy of Art. A decorated Plein Aire painter, she enjoys painting the boulders of the Falls of French...

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Sue Ploppert

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Sue Ploppert Pottstown, PA Sue began her formal training at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA in 1974.  She graduated with an Associate in General Studies.  In 1980, Sue began to study at the Anvil Studio with Jon Smith.  Her most recent studies are at the Gallery School of Pottstown with Mary Ellen Christ.  Sue loves to paint with watercolor, oils and pastels.  She also works with textiles, making rag dolls.  Sue is a member of the Pottstown Area Artists’ Guild.  She finds art to be a force that sustains...

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