Leila Yassami

Leila Yassami takes us on a journey of reflective individuals and cultures. Her work brings to fore the three-dimensional effect of working with live models. Yassami has been an artist for over twenty years. She is a graduate of the National Academy of Design in Manhattan, and has studied many years at the Art Student…

Sonia Schories

Sonia Schories is a native New Yorker  and now shares her time between New Jersey and Gliboa, NY. Schories, a master sketcher, captures people in motion and engaged in thought amid daily life. She uses the observational skills that she learned as an artist and an RN to go beyond the physical features to portray…

Mireille Duchesne

Mireille Duchesne sparks emotion with her earthy yet sensual glimpses of life. Duchesne was born in Normandie, the province of France so loved by the Impressionist Monet, among others. For as long as she can remember, she has had a colored pencil and a brush in her hands. However, being an artist was not accepted…

Lisbeth Firmin

Lisbeth Firmin is a contemporary American realist whose paintings and monotypes explore the relationship between people and their urban environment, while simultaneously capturing the energy and light of a specific moment in time. Her urban landscapes, following in the tradition of earlier realists such as John Sloan, George Bellows, and Edward Hopper, depict a feeling…

Anne Johann

Where land and water meet is most intriguing to Anne Johann and she includes water in most every painting she creates. Her childhood was spent in New York’s Hudson Valley, and after a short time on the East End of Long Island, she returned and resides there today. In such surroundings, it was natural for…

Ekaterina Khromin

When Ekaterina Khromin arrived in the United States in 1990, the New World influenced her in ways she would have never expected before; finally she was free to express herself. She developed her artistic language as she tried to express herself in the way her feelings would lead her in a conversation with the viewer;…

Ilona Sochynsky

Sochynsky’s style progresses from hyper-realism to abstraction. Her early paintings depict recognizable single images with shiny, industrial surfaces but over time, she reconstructs her original works as uniquely abstract pieces. Sochynsky acknowledges the inevitability of reflection as a developing artist, detailing the intense scrutiny and introspection. Her current works of art represent an attempt to…

John Greene

After spending 30 years on Wall Street, John Greene retired to pursue his life-long passion of expressing himself as a painter and constructing canvases with intense depth and texture– all is about texture and the process of creating. Greene’s reality is imagined, embedded with familiar materials, and extracted to become landscapes, images and vistas that…

J.M. Brodrick

J.M. Brodrick studied painting in her youth and received her first scholarship at the age of 13. Her grandmother, a professional artist from Helsinki Finland, was an important influence: “My Grandmother helped me connect with other artists and shaped me at an early age to express myself with painting.” In the 1977 she moved to Fairbanks…

Kevin Cook

Kevin Cook is an accomplished landscape painter whose style is strongly influenced by Hudson River School artists of the nineteenth century.  He was recently named a Painting Fellow by New York Foundation for the arts, and has subsequently been invited to serve on NYFA’s Artist’s Advisory Committee.  He is a Guest Educator at the Samuel…