Linda Collura, Painting

       In my art, I like to discover images in nature, particularly those that capture moments of intense texture, light, shadow, and reflection, and then think of different ways to combine them to create humor, personification, or just plain whimsy. I let the artwork develop as it begins with a photo, then a […]

Kathy Morgan, Painting

Kathy Morgan studied fine arts at Wayne State University in Michigan.  She says: Most of my drawings are inspired by nature, mostly animals and plants.  I also enjoy drawing still life.  I use mainly oil-based prisma color pencils . . . initially sketching lightly, then gently adding layer upon layer of color until the drawing […]

Bronwyn Merritt, Painting

  I like to work in series, and generally have two or more themes going at one time. Most of my work is colorful, painterly figures and still-life subjects. Currently I am focusing on a floral series and another of abstracted female figures. I do have card sets, and occasionally prints are available. Past series […]

Maryphyllis Horn’s Art Reception

Maryphyllis Horn‘s Art Opening was February 3, 2017, in the them “Shamanic and Metaphorical Images” paintings that show Maryphyllis’s deep connection to animals and her exquisite skill in pastel drawing.  Included were award-winning art pieces. Here are some examples of the Maryphyllis Horn’s work as well as photographs from her reception:     Maryphyllis Horn, […]

Ron Thomas, Farm Scenes

He’s back at the Joyful Jewel, Ron Thomas, one of our favorites! These nostalgic watercolors are rural scenes with barns, familiar in our countrysides. Reminds me of happy times, lazy days of summer, peaceful with few cares. Thank you, Ron, for bringing those memories.

Ron Thomas, Painting

Ron Thomas, Painting   I am a retired graphic artist from the Baltimore/Annapolis area.  I studied with Fritz Briggs, Claude Croney, Skip Lawrence, and am an admirer of Andrew Wyeth.  My studio is in Cary, NC, and I try to do plein air painting when the weather cooperates.  I enjoy painting the NC landscape and […]

Debbie Englund “The Road I Travel” print

“The Road I Travel” is something completely new from Debbie Englund who recently completed a BFA degree in art. She is known well for her pottery especially the whimsical face mugs. This piece is not clay though; it is a print. Here is what she says about it: “The prints (dry point, ink wash and mud […]

Beth Bale, Bird Watchers Painting

A new most-fun painting by Beth Bale. Who among you has a scene like this one at your bird feeder? At our house it’s Harmony and Blossom, our formerly-stray cats. T-Lo lives in the house so she has to just watch from the window, though she still reaches like the one in this painting. I […]

Terri Lange, “Boss” painting

Despite the washout of my camera flash, some of you may relate to this complicated painting by Terri Lange, titled “Boss.” I thought Monday a good to to share it. Who can relate to it as boss themselves? When I was a boss I could relate to the myriad of issues and details to had […]