As with so many aspiring artists, and despite earning a BFA in painting, my life went in the direction of raising a family, but the artist lives on inside me still. Now, nearing retirement, my desire to be involved in the arts goes beyond sewing projects & my gardens; but to painting and experimenting with new artistic mediums.
With roots in Branford, but living in Old Saybrook, I am closer to retirement now, with a BFA in painting that has collected dust. My creative desire is growing stronger, and I look forward to the years ahead renewing the artist inside.
After many years, I have returned to the art world. The focus of each painting is meant to be therapeutic or technical or a mix as I combine two genres.
Christina Tillbrook is a multi media artist. Graduating from Paier College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and then received Master’s in Interactive Media from Quinnipiac University. Her love of both painting and digital media can be seen in a lot of her paintings where in some respects both are genres can be seen intertwined.
I express the wonder of my visual experience with photography. I work with various digital photographic techniques, colors, shapes, and textures to create my images. In shooting for unique perspectives its all about reconnecting to feelings of harmony, balance and unity.
Raised in Port Chester, NY, Elizabeth Tranzillo studied technical theatre. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree she found it challenging as a hard of hearing person and skinny lass getting into the field. She switched interests to photography. She has been involved in creating photographs for over 30 years and resides in New Haven.
My current work challenges the stagnation of two dimensional art. By taking drawing to a three dimensional form it limits the ability of the viewer to see the piece in one sitting. It forces the viewer to interact with the piece, either by walking around it or picking it up. I use traditional Vietnamese mythology and subject matter to depict myself
Ninh Truong was born in Vietnam and migrated to the United States in 1993 at the age of six. Truong received a Bachelor of Science, Studio Arts from SC SU. His concentration was ceramics, drawing, and illustration. Ninh is an MAT K-12 Art Ed candidate at Maine College of Art. He plans to teach at the high school level.
It's politics as usual and I'm still trying to save the world. At least there's no shortage of raw material!
Rita Valley is an artist living and maintaining a studio in Connecticut; close enough to New York to dive frequently off the deep end into the vagaries of the art world, but distant enough to enable a life of bucolic scenery, complete with a Dog and Pony Show.
She has recently shown at Odetta Gallery in Brooklyn and Real Art Ways in Hartford CT.
With a quick glance these images seem like ordinary scenes: cleaning, shaving, having a drink, and dancing, yet paint peels and debris is left everywhere. The characters ignore the world around them that is deteriorating and crumbling. They are immersed in a false world where they continue to act out their domestic roles without facing their fears.
Ariel Visci is a photographer residing in Connecticut. She graduated from UConn in 2014 with BFA in photography. She enjoys photographing the world’s forgotten places both in hard-to-reach locales and right around the corner in our own neighborhoods and cities.
Studied under numerous Illustrators at SVA. Such as Marshall Arisman , Michael Deas and Jack Endewelt. Have taken a few years off of art to focus on my construction business and now am looking to continue my art once again.
Graduate of SVA 1990, BFA. Publised work, murals, logo designs and t-shirt designs
My artwork is heavily influenced by my students' stories. Art is a very personal subject in comparison to math or science, so I have the opportunity to learn their stories as they create artwork based off of social issues, current events or social experiences. Each piece tells a story of experiences that have impacted the future of New Haven.
Relying on techniques learned from my studies, as well as drawing inspiration and style from an embedded love for illustration, I tend to create artwork that is both painterly and conceptual. As a teacher at High School in the Community, I teach my students that art isn’t just meant to be aesthetically pleasing – it can also communicate a message.
The prevalence of contest based reality TV combined with the election of Donald Trump has led me to question our competition based culture, specifically the idea of winning at all costs. In this group of drawings, the civility of cohorts in a race meant to be fun, degenerates into the chaos of every man for himself.
Amanda Walker is primarily a costume designer working mainly in musical theatre. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama ’04.
I have always been enchanted by stories. Art has been my lifelong platform for sharing the stories that intrigue me. I work with graphite, charcoal, oils, acrylics, watercolors, and digital media. I enjoy creating on large paper or board to immerse myself in a scene and craft the details that bring a piece to life.
Shiloh M. Walsh is a freelance illustrator and independent comic artist living in Guilford. Shiloh has worked as a children’s book illustrator and backdrop designer and painter, and her work has been displayed in a number of exhibitions, including New Haven’s City Wide Open Studio Armory Show in 2016, and the 2013 Pause for Beauty show at Studio 33 in New London.
Christa's passion is to provide an opportunity to access and explore the intangible places we carry around inside. Her artwork is evocative of the natural world and is often compared to clouds, waves and gardens. Vivid colors and flowing textures encourage reflection and transport viewers to their own inner landscape.
Christa is classically trained in several forms of art and graduated cum laude from the highly respected Paier College of Art. In addition to displaying in galleries, she has created covers for the art book producer Snffbx Press, a series of album covers for Izikhotane and illustrated the well-received children’s book “Reach For The Stars”.
I use art as a way of searching, as a means of discovering. I am in many ways, being an art educator, more interested in the process of making art and how that journey affects me, than in the final product.
I was an elementary art teacher for 35 years but didn’t really start thinking about my own work until after I retired 13 years ago.