Nichole Gronvold Roller is a painter who received a BFA in Art Education from Minnesota State University of Moorhead, an MA in Art Education from Boston University, and an MA in Painting from Bradley University.
Gronvold Roller is represented by the BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA., and James May Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. Her paintings can also be found with Leslie Tyler Design, Peoria, IL., and The Painting Center (Art File), New York, N.Y.
Pawel Jezak is a Polish-native artist living and working from my home studio in Co. Meath, Ireland. “Throughout my life I have always been fascinated by images and how the world is seen through the eyes of others. As a result, in my teenage years I started drawing my own interpretation of the world surrounding me.
Although the nature of my work varies from time to time, it almost always involves paper as a canvas. These canvases are made from a collage of newspaper articles placed together to create a truly unique background on which I can draw or paint in ink or acrylics. Part of the artistic process involves browsing through newspapers in order to find articles that would suit the finished piece.
I draw inspiration from many sources; however, the most powerful images that trigger my imagination are black and white photographs. I believe that each piece of art should tell a story or be part of one.”
Gerri Rachins is an artist and educator from Boston, Massachusetts. Her artworks are part of private and public collections, including Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Danforth Art Museum, Fidelity Investments, and others throughout the United States and Europe. She’s been a faculty member for over twenty years at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Rachins is represented by Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge and The Painting Center in New York.
Born in Badagry, the coastal town of Lagos, Samuel Vittu believes that the face is laced with diverse stories. His work constantly interrogates the exterior of the face as an entry point into larger issues in the society with the use of acrylic, oil and charcoal. He fuses abstraction with portraiture and anthropomorphism employing bulgy eyes as windows and zoom lens into the happenings, experiences, thoughts, and crisis that goes on in the mind of his subjects.
Samuel comes from a family that an uncle studied art and had given him the basic and formidable training during his formative (artistic) years.
Those years could be described as one of concerted exposition. As a trained painter and art educator, he holds a Nigerian Certificate in Education from Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education as well as a Bachelor of Art Education in painting from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Samuel lives and work in Lagos.
Patrice Pfeiffer spent most of her life raising a family and working as a nurse. She always found outlets for her creativity: cooking, crafts, beading and playing with polymer clay. Recently she has turned more and more to mixed media and digital art. She has found something that has become a vehicle to share what’s in her heart.