Previous Artists

Barbara Tracy grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and enjoyed drawing, painting, and craft making at an early age. She attended Kutztown University, majoring in art education where she studied under Dr. Mary Erickson and Dr. Thomas Schantz, both well-published and notable artists and art educators in the national art education field. She attained a Masters Degree in Art Education from Kutztown and taught art in the public school arena for over 30 years, serving as K-12 department chair for four years. As an adjunct professor at DeSales University, she instructed classroom teachers on methodology of integrating the arts into classroom curriculum. Her art lessons have been published in DreamMakers, a Hallmark / Crayola company publication for parents and teachers. Retiring from her teaching career in 2012, Barbara devotes all her time to painting in her studio or plein air. She has a passion for depicting trees, which is derived from her early childhood memories of her grandparent’s estate, where a stand of huge oak trees were part of her early imaginative play. As a mostly self-taught watercolor artist, Barbara has focused on landscapes, though she also has a love for florals and wildlife. She draws inspiration from her surroundings in Pennsylvania as well as her extensive travels. Barbara was mentored by the award winning pastel and watercolor artist, Priscilla Rosenberger Taylor, at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA. Among the many workshops and classes she has taken, Barbara recently completed an intensive painting workshop with internationally acclaimed water-colorist, Tony Couch. She is a member of the Lehigh Art Alliance, Bethlehem Palette Club and the Lehigh Valley Arts Council as well as a lifetime member of the National Education Association (NEA). She has begun to exhibit and win awards in regional and international juried exhibitions. She was a recent finalist in the international Faso Broad Brush competition. She currently maintains a studio in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Her web site is: www.bctracy.fineartstudioonline.com

 

 

 

Karl J. Unger is a self-taught artist from the Lehigh Valley who discovered his creativity slightly later in life. During his professional career in technology, Karl attended many webdesign classes at Northampton Community College to tap into his creative ambitions. Some of his work was selected for Earth Day and displayed throughout the college. This encouraged him to continue to express himself through his art. He is continually inspired by artistic works from digital artist Stephen Harlan, abstract / modern artist like Michael Lang, Kevin Hill, and Roger Dean. The colors and elements of light shine through their works and show the viewer a di)erent way of seeing. Karl shares their vision. His acrylic work makes light and color seem to come alive on the canvas and create a magical mood. His digital canvas creations incorporate color and contrast. The works that he creates both acrylic and digital conjure up many moods and touches deeper than the eye can see. He creates uniquely special views that can’t help but attract the eye. The images created draw the viewer in almost to make them feel part of the scene. His work is both visually appealing and thought provoking. As Karl continues to challenge himself it is his wish that art lovers will see things in his creations that inspire them. What he likes about Digital Art is that it is a more accessible and a relevant way to share his art work with everyone. Hope you enjoy his talented works.

 

Lisa S Patti, an artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, expresses herself with a paint brush by using brilliant colors against a blank canvas. Her painting style is abstract and often colored with her own personal concept of actuality.  For many years she had stopped creating art, but something happened shortly after recovering from her first bout with cancer. As a breast cancer survivor, her painting became a release for the many emotions that happened while living through cancer.!! Lisa describes the process in this way, “Painting is more than just creating visually interesting artwork. It is the release of emotions. As soon as I picked up my paintbrush and mixed my acrylic paints, and touched the canvas, I was home. I felt such an emotional release, and was grateful to be back in touch with my artistic soul.”I am also a massage therapist who feels the energy from others. check out Art sometimes induces an emotion so powerful as to be disconcerting. Check out my Life my art. My art will never leave me.'I dream my painting and then I paint my dream. I am on a journey of enlightenment!

 

 Rebecca Rhodes discovered watercolor painting in 2012, and after a rewarding career as a Public School Music Educator, is now a watercolor artist in Lehigh County, PA. Rebecca specializes in realistic paintings of nature, wildlife, music, and loves to create commissioned portraits of pets and people.  You can learn more about Rebecca’s art at www.rebeccarhodesart.com, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Contact Rebecca at rebrho@gmail.com.

 

Loretta Becker   
Loretta is a self-taught artist, influenced by her father’s love and skill of painting. She paints with some nontraditional tools such as rulers, cardboard, sticks, stirrers and shells, along with the traditional brushes and palette knives. Many of her paintings are textured and rough on the surface. Most of her works would be classified as modern impressionism. She paints with oil, acrylic and watercolor and also makes sculptures from bricks and sea glass found on beaches. Many of her paintings are of the ocean and beaches and boats, because of her love for the sea. To her, the ocean represents freedom and peace, and she feels the world needs more of that.  Some of her works are in private collections.  She attended Alfred University, one of the best universities in the country for art, but interestingly enough the degrees she attained were a BA in Spanish and a BS in Nursing. All the while, she envied the students attending the art classes. She furthered her education, receiving a Masters in Education through the state and a Certification in School Nursing from Cedar Crest College. She is a member of AAC (Allentown Arts Collective) and ACE (Arts Community of Easton).    
Exhibitions: Allentown Art Museum | New Bridge Group Salemme Foundation | New Bridge Group Moravian College | New Bridge Group Nature Nurture Center | ACE (Arts Community of Easton) State Theatre | ACE Civic 514 Exhibition Center and Blink Optical Boutique | Allentown Arts Collective Allentown Arts Collective First Friday in Emmaus Exhibit Twisted Olive | Featured Artist March/April 2015 and Jan/Feb 2016

 

 

Suzanne Bartlett

 

Exhibit September-November 2015

 

 

 

Drawing inspiration from all her experiences, Suzanne creates work by mixing fabrics, paper textures and layering, giving her works an ethereal, tactile quality. The images are painterly and softly realistic.

 

In addition to her artistic endeavors, Suzanne is an Interior Designer for Ethan Allen. She uses her creative skills for combining color, texture and scale to create individually styled interiors.

 

Suzanne is available for commissioned work.

 

suzzartstudio@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paintings by Tina Cantelmi Bradford at Twisted Olive

 

Exhibit January 15 to March 2, 2015

 

 

BETHLEHEM, PA -- On view at Twisted Olive is a series of abstract landscape paintings by Tina Cantelmi Bradford. The exhibit includes large oil and mixed media on canvas works, in addition to watercolors on paper.

The opening Reception is Thursday, January 15th 6 to 8 pm., at Twisted Olive. The Exhibit is from January 15 to March 2, 2015

"Changing color, light, shapes and patterns are integral to what we see each day and through the seasons. My work is a means to capture a place, a memory, or a pattern in nature."

Cantelmi Bradford has exhibited her paintings at Ambre' Studio, Bethlehem, PA; at Alfred University, Alfred, New York; and at Moravian College. Her paintings and ceramic sculptures are in private collections.

Cantelmi Bradford earned a B.F.A. from Alfred University, and post graduation, worked in the fashion industry in New York City, where she lent her creative eye to the fashion industry as a fashion editor and stylist. In the Lehigh Valley, she has worked as a feature writer, a social columnist, and public relations and social media professional.

 

 

Michael Sandy

Michael Sandy

A lifelong resident of Pennyslvania nd calls the Lehigh Valley home. Michael began his journey in photography while serving in the United States Army, as a photojournalist. After his tour in the Army, Michael worked for the American Red Cross as a staff photographer. He also continued his education at The Art Institue of Philadelphia, graduating with honors in 1993.

For the past fifteen years Michael has been trekking the globe, in search of unique portraits and landscapes of nature and the human experience. Spending the majority of his time in India and Central America. Michael's works have been feature exhibits in galleries throughout the United States.

Michael is an avid and experienced outdoorsman, giving him a keep eye for the beauties of nature. Michael's works have now come full circle, returning to what he loves the most, capturing nature through the lens of his camera. Michael believes in top quality in every piece of work he delivers. All his products are produced here in the United States, utilizing local vendors.

Michael takes great pride in printing his own work and brings a master printers touch to his work. His images are all printed on gallery quality archival paper with archival links. He chooses to use exhibition quality matting and frames to highlight his photographs.

 

Contact info

www.fallmountainpress.com

610-393-4495 - Michael Sandy

  

Lisa Patti

Lisa Patti

Lisa Patti, an artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, expresses herself with a paint brush by using brilliant colors against a blank canvas. Her painting style is abstract and often colored with her own personal concept of actuality. 
 
For many years she had stopped creating art, but something happened shortly after recovering from her first bout with cancer. As a breast cancer survivor, her painting became a release for the many emotions that happened while living through cancer. 
 
Lisa describes the process in this way, “Painting is more than just creating visually interesting artwork. It is the release of emotions. As soon as I picked up my paintbrush and mixed my acrylic paints, and touched the canvas, I was home. I felt such an emotional release, and was grateful to be back in touch with my artistic soul.” 
 
I am also a massage therapist who feels the energy from others. check out http://www.facebook.com/l/PAQFmVM5sAQHXd_ckqGWXIABiudHeUhURwDsEBWjLV-MM6g/www.Lisaspatti.com
 
Art sometimes induce an emotion so powerful as to be Disconcerting. Check out my Live my art. My art will never leave me. 
 
'I dream my painting and then I paint my dream. I am on a journey of enlightment. 
 
Contact:  
Lisa Patti  
Email: Lspatti6@yahoo.com 
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