I believe our memories are our most precious assets- and that photography is one of the most powerful ways to both capture & recreate those memories. While working with light, shadow, color, texture & space, I have the honor of creating photographs that my clients treasure for a lifetime. I live in New Haven with my husband & three kids.
Van Tassel works with light, shadow & authentic connection to create compelling photographs that bring her subjects to life. Working primarily in portraits, commercial, and fine art, her photography is rich in color and texture, and features beauty from around the world.
My background in engineering allows me to utilize the ever-changing technology of digital cameras to capture moments that mirror my artistic vision. I have learned not just to document but also to apply the creative aspects of composition and the freedom offered with digital image processing. This creates a more engaging representation.
I have lived in the Americas, Europe and Asia and have traveled the world inspired by the religious, architectural, and cultural diversity that I have been fortunate to define through my lens. My themes are inspired by the landscapes and the imagery captured in reflective surfaces, weathered structures, as well as the beauty found in nature.
Weston photographs in the Native American dance circle where prayer is emphasized and the outside world's struggles or joys can be left behind. Some images often leave traces of that world and are often seen as abstractions of time and space. No two people see the same image or interpretation in any given piece. The work speaks to the individual.
Kim Weston is a photographer with a graphic design and painters background living in New York and Connecticut. She received her BFA from Cooper Union and is a recent MFA graduate from ICP-Bard college in Advanced Photographic Practice. Photography has allowed her to freelance in the commercial industry and as a be a professional artist.
My inspiration comes from the world around me. From the woods in the White Mountains to the shore birds of Connecticut, the colors and patterns of nature have provided me with more material than I could paint in a lifetime. My latest work utilizes reactive metals, an exciting new paint medium combining rust and patina with acrylic paints.
Holly Whiting works in both traditional and unexpected media. Her work often incorporates not only acrylics, watercolors, and pastel, but plasters, mica, gold leaf, reactive metals or other various and sundry items that can be found in her Erector Square studio. Favorite subjects include abstract landscapes and semi-abstract paintings of birds.
My work is based on cave interiors, especially the formations of flowstones, stalactites, and stalagmites. Humans have been drawn to caves for a very long time, and I am no exception. During the past fifteen years, I have visited more than 80 caves and photographed the environments. The artwork is inspired by these images.
Mark Williams earned his BFA from Miami University in 1997 and his MFA from the University of Connecticut in 2004. His work has been written about in many publications and included in over 100 exhibitions at venues including the Wadsworth Atheneum, Real Art Ways, the International Print Center of New York, and Project 4 in Washington DC.
I enjoy creating contemporary monotypes and collages, to experiment with color, size and composition.
What keeps me fully engaged in this process of printmaking is the ever lasting curiosity , anticipation and the element of surprise of my experimentations.
After retiring from a carrier in nursing and the healing arts I took my first course in printmaking at Creative Art Workshop in 2006.
I find my inspiration in observing the beautiful explosion of colors in the the skies and the formation of rocks in nature that surrounds us.
The images I have created allows a great deal of freedom in expression.
The process for all my work-textile or metal, is the same. Surfaces are treated with one or all of the following-color, texture, pattern. It’s a continuous journey of discovering how ideas, design, and media interact with the surfaces used . The final consideration is for my visual language to stimulate conversation, thought and pleasure.
My journey in art began in the surface design at RISD. At first I concentrated on designing textiles, then gradually experimented with applying the same elements and techniques on both fiber and metal. My fiber artwork and metal jewelry pieces celebrate line, texture, color and the many possibilities each surface offers to create a visual language.
Joan has been creating art all her life. While auditing a class at Yale University with Richard Claude Ziemann she discovered monotypes. Her work is included in public collections such as Yale University, Colgate University, the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport CT, Aetna corporation and a poetry publication called “Parnassus”.
The pieces in the show are all monotypes and wood block prints. The work is as much about the art making process as it is about the subject matter which is the modern day landscape and its ephemeral nature. I express the yin and yang of painting and the elements of art and try to balance all these elements to create a dance of visual pleasure.