IN JANUARY 2015 WE WELCOMED TO THE GALLERY, ARTIST JEAN CHILDS BUZGO!
We first saw her work in the 2013 Artsbridge Annual Juried Show, where she took the Postcard and Publicity and Best Contemporary Painting awards.
Jean paintings are joyfully and thoughtfully rendered, with subject matter that is always a treat for the eye. The historical buildings, byways of the local towns and the area's farms and waterways continue to inspire her.
David Stier's world is wonderful shadows and light, subdued colors with a certain earthiness to it, something almost primal. His work is set apart in that he paints primarily on birch panels and uses his own handcrafted, stone-washed frames, each one made for the painting it presents.
Desmond McRory was introduced in March as a guest artist and has now become a Silverman regular. He considers himself to be a tonalist painter, simplifying his subject matter and setting the mood with an overall tone of colored atmosphere or mist, as seen in his recent Fog on Lower Creek.*
*In August of 2014, this painting was chosen by the Moravian College's Payne Gallery to become part of their permanent collection.
Anita Shrager, is a Bucks County plein air painter, working in oils for over 40 years. Recently, she has returned to the area after living in Denver, CO. Her paintings are a softer, blended version of Impressionism, oils thinly applied in transparent layers, building up to a depth of color and shape infused with her lightness of touch. Reflections cast into Delaware Valley waterways are just spectacular and her award-winning floral studies bring year-round touches of color to her collectors' walls.
Jennifer Hansen Rolli began painting as a child, inspired by her father on numerous country outings. Influenced by John Folinsbee's early works and William Lathrop's poetic sensitivity, her work has a "Kodachrome" look with vibrant colors that causes them to have a life of their own.
Collectors of Jennifer's work are drawn close by each brush stroke in her skies, waterways, portraits and interiors.
Joseph Barrett has painted Bucks County landscapes for over 40 years, and his current work highlights a surreal touch. Born in Midland, NC and raised on his maternal grandmother's plantation in Virginia, Barrett is heavily influenced by Fern Coppedge's Fauvist style and George Sotter's moonlit snow scenes.
He designs, hand carves and signs many of his own frames finished in metal leaf.
Christopher Willett, born in 1959, is a Bucks Co. painter with a family lineage dating back to ancestors arriving in this country aboard the Mayflower and Victory, settling Plymouth.
Chris captures the simple beauty of an earlier time, often set in recognizable historic settings: horse-drawn carriages, farms, villages, families working together, and friends taking snowy walks.