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The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
- Alberto Giacometti
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Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Monday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 6 pm
Saturday 11am - 6 pm
With the new Maryland state mandates, masks are now optional in our gallery.
Kim Bender works primarily in Alcohol Inks, Acrylics & Mixed Media.
Wanting the viewers to connect to her art through her abstract impressions, she works to invoke moods with each piece.
Her art is exhibited at the Harford Artists Gallery in Bel Air, and Artists Emporium in Havre de Grace. Kim has painted murals in the science labs at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center at Otter Point Creek. She has also illustrated maps in the Wide Awake Princess series as well as the original cover art for Dragon’s Breath published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books. Kim earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art.
“A walk in a garden bursting with blooms, a stroll down a winding path in the woods, a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers. These are the impressions I want the viewer to feel and see. When I begin a new piece, I think of an impression or feeling that I want to bring forth in my work. Using Alcohol Inks & Mixed Media, I am able to give the impression of nature without detail, allowing viewers to use their imaginations to see what appears to them."
Currently residing in Churchville, Maryland, Kim spends her time gardening, working with her horses and painting.
"Lilacs in Vase"
Tyler Allen is a 2019 graduate of Solanco High School who has won awards and scholarships for his outstanding work in the visual arts. Tyler was the featured emerging artist at Red Raven Art Company in Lancaster in August of 2019. In the 2018 and 2019 Scholastic Art Awards and Young Artists Awards competitions, Tyler’s work was awarded the highest awards, which included numerous special awards, portfolio awards, gold, silver and honorable mention awards. Tyler’s work in the visual arts has been featured in Lancaster Newspapers, LancasterOnline, and the
Chester County Press. Additionally, Tyler’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Lancaster Museum of Art, the Demuth Museum, Millersville University, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Tyler teaches private art lessons at the Oxford Arts Alliance.
Mary Ann Clarendon
Mary Ann Clarendon studied art and architecture at Smith College. BA, cum laude, elected to Alpha (arts) society. Mary Ann resides with her husband and 2 dogs on a farm in Baltimore County, Maryland She enjoyed a successful business career for many years while raising a family. Afterward, Mary Ann returned to her passion for creating fine art. She and her husband renovated a spring hous on their farm into a working studio, and so began her career as a full-time artist. She started out taking painting and drawing classes at Harford Community Colelge. Mary Ann started studying with artist Lisa Mitchell in 2011. She continues studying her craft by working with a plein air group at Zoll studio in Timonium, MD. She participates in local and regional group exhibitions, including MAPAPA shows at the Artist Emporium, the St. James Fine Art Show in Monkton, MD, Highlandtown Gallery in Baltimore, MD, and Maryland Pastel Society shows.
Member of MAPAPA and signature member of Maryland Pastel Society.
David Hymes has 30 years experience in creating fine furniture and sculpture, design, construction, renovation and remodeling. He is known for bringing architectural training and meticulous craft skills to complex projects for businesses, estates, and private residences.
His design approach is intuitive and collaborative with the emphasis on balancing aesthetic form and functional quality. He specializes in unique custom woodworking - creating functional sculptures, furniture, cabinetry and one-of-a-kind pieces. Elegant solutions are crafted to meet client's needs, blending artistic intuition with a lyrical sensitivity for materials.
David works for renovation companies, a fine arts service company and a property and estate management company. His clients are intimately involved in designing their pieces, resulting in creations that reflect and enhance their personal space and aesthetics.
Carolynn Redwine Greer was born in Washington D.C., and has lived in Phoenix, Maryland for over thirty years.
She is a self-taught artist. At the age of seventeen, she started her career as an apprentice fashion illustrator for Giant Department Stores in the D.C. area. Later, she worked for Joslin’s Department Store in Denver as a fashion illustrator. After returning to the Washington/Baltimore area, she worked as an illustrator for Hutzlers, Woodies, Stewarts, and Hochshilds department stores.
In addition to her paintings, she has illustrated several children’s books. Her paintings have also been reproduced in a collection of greeting cards, and as book covers for Watermark Press.
She has twice been featured in American Artist Magazine. Her work has been included in a number of important collections and is part of the permanent Doris Patz Collection of Maryland Artists at the University of Maryland Global College. Her painting of women and children that once hung at Sinai Hospital, has become part of the permanent collection of The Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The painting was included in their exhibition, “Parenting an Art Without a Manual” October 6, 2018 – September 1, 2019.
"Room With a Tuscan View"
"When I begin a new painting I usually start with something I have seen that interests me. I like to think about possibilities a certain piece of china or pottery, a flower or a scrap of fabric might have. Sweets and baked goods also find their way into my paintings on a regular basis. Choices are based on color, texture and design. I try to choose objects that are unusual and will be a challenge to translate to canvas or paper.
"I love the use of color and pattern and do not paint objects completely realistically; but instead take liberties by using distortion, various size relationships, odd angles and flattened perspective. When working on canvas I like to use brush strokes that evoke a feeling of movement. My watercolors are painted using multiple layers of color.
"When I was ten years old, I became influenced by Van Gogh and Gauguin, whose bright , strong colors I admired. I still remember seeing their paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
"The most important thing I try to achieve with each painting is to create such a presence that it is impossible to pass it by without making you smile, even on a gloomy day."