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Artist Stories

For Anne Tavoletti, drawing and painting have always been her passions. Growing up in western Pennsylvania, her artist parents were enormous influences, and she admires the work of Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and Rene Gruau. Anne received her associate’s degree in fashion illustration from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her […]
Debra Van Swearingen
Debra Van Swearingen has had a passion for photography since the age of 12 when her father gave her a Kodak  instamatic. Being a visual person, it seemed very natural to view life through a lens. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, she worked for the Department of Defense in contracting and pursued photography in the evenings […]
In the Studio with artist Kathrine Lovell
Many elements make Kathrine Lovell’s paintings unique. Kathrine’s work balances an ethereal view of the natural world with complex patterning. She combines individual small images into larger compositions, creating the effect of tile. Kathrine received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, teaches painting, and works as a decorative painter. She lives in Rhode […]