A Curated Selection of the D.C. Region's Top Professional Artists

Learn more about each of our professional artists, including their studio life, painting process, and artistic background.

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Libby Stevens
Pastel and Oil
Libby is an award winning painter known for her richly colored landscapes of Loudoun County, VA. She is a signature member of the Maryland Pastel Society and respected art instructor.
Debra Keirce
Oil and Acrylic
Debra Keirce is a contemporary realist, painting what she fancies. She enjoys painting large 4 foot tall work, as well as true miniature fine art which fits in your palm.
Becky Parrish
An award-winning, professional artist and teacher for over 30 years, Becky’s work is in private/public collections nationwide and in Europe. She is represented by multiple galleries.
Betty Ganley
Betty has won over 80 awards for her vibrant watercolors, and as a result of international competitions has paintings featured in 8 major art books, as well as several major art magazines.
Susan LaMont
Oil and Acrylic
Susan focuses on contemporary realism and creates a narrative that engages with the viewer. Her paintings have garnered critical praise and been exhibited in museum and national shows.
Michele Hoben
Acrylic and Mixed Media
Michele Hoben is an abstract painter and instructor whose work has been incorporated in private/corporate collections throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East & Australia.
Dell Keathley
Oil and Watercolor
A representational painter, Dell is a member of Allied Artists of America, Oil Painters of America, Potomac Valley Watercolorists and a signature member of Baltimore Watercolor Society.
Georgia Nassikas
Georgia is an encaustic painter who works from her own honeybee hives and natural earth elements. Her work is at the intersection of the representational and the abstract.
Chica Brunsvold
Watercolor and Acrylic
Chica loves to develop whimsical and unique “animalscapes” she calls Zooillogicals®. They've won her many awards in national competitions and secured her signature memberships.
Jean K. Gill
Jean is an artist, juror and educator. She’s won awards in international exhibits of the American and National Watercolor Societies and was one of 20 Americans in China’s Zhujiajiao Int’l Exhibition.
Jonathan Linton
Oil and Watercolor
Jonathan Linton began painting in oil at age seven and completed his first commissioned portrait at the age of 18 which became the cover of a national best selling children's book.
Vicki Vidal Blum
Vicki is an award winning artist known for her paintings of flowers and still life. Her focus is on highlighting the vibrancy of her subjects in a style she calls Saturated Realism.
Laurie Fields
Acrylic and Mixed Media
Laurie is a 2D mixed media artist who combines traditional artists materials with architectural elements and found objects. Her studio is at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.
Robert Thoren
Robert Thoren is an award winning plein air and studio artist specializing in landscapes, still life, streetscapes and florals. His oil paintings are heavily influenced by Russian impressionism.
Jill Banks
Jill is an award-winning artist who paints wherever she goes, capturing life on location. Her impressionistic oils can be seen in top exhibits, plein air events & fine art festivals nationwide.
Elizabeth Floyd
Elizabeth specializes in still life scenes and figurative work. Her award-winning oil paintings have gained her recognition in many prestigious fine art periodicals and national art societies.
Henry Wingate
Henry Wingate is an oil painter who studied in the Boston School tradition of painting. His work has won First Prize in the American Society of Portrait Artists & was featured in American Artist Magazine.
Carolyn Grosse Gawarecki
Carolyn is a popular painting instructor and a nationally recognized award-winning watercolor artist who has paintings in museum, corporate, and private collections around the world.
Web Bryant
Oil and Pastel
Web switched to fine art after a career in illustration and newspaper design. His landscapes, streetscapes and figure paintings show in some of the region’s top galleries.
Tricia Cherrington-Ratliff
Tricia’s custom legacy paintings combine personal objects and photos to create a narrative of values, moments and places in the lives of her clients. Her work exhibits in galleries around the U.S.
Dana B. Thompson
Dana earned her BFA in Art with honors from Redford Univ. After a successful career in graphic design, she is now an award-winning artist with work in private collections internationally.
Ellen Delaney
Acrylic and Mixed Media
Ellen is best known for her abstract landscapes which feature rural farmland and big skies. She has recently started a series of cityscapes.
Linda Hendrickson
Acrylic and Mixed Media
Linda delights in bright colors, acrylics & mixed media. She depicts animals, florals and topsy turvy versions of landscapes in whimsical ways. Her work is found in public/private collections.
Elaine Elinsky
Acrylic and Mixed Media
Elaine is a contemporary artist who focuses on the natural world. Two of her abstracted landscapes hang in the main lobby of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Tysons Corner.
Jill Poyerd
Watercolor and Oil
Jill’s award-winning work can be found in collections internationally. She’s been featured in nat'l publications, produced a series of art videos, and is a signature member of NWS.
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