John Kane has been fascinated by art as far back as he can remember. He has a long-standing appreciation and love of landscape painting, working primarily outdoors rather than in his studio. With bold, thick brushstrokes, John keeps the viewer well aware of the atmosphere and climate.
Impasto, color temperature and composition beckon the viewer to experience the artist's journey.
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.
Desmond McRory is a local artist, born in Bucks County and now living in Hunterdon County, NJ. He's been painting for 25 years. He learned painting largely through self-study, which included visits to major museums in America and Europe. His recent works concentrate on the landscapes in and around Bucks and Hunterdon counties.
Anita Shrager, is a Bucks County and Colorado plein air painter. She lived and worked in the New Hope area for over 40 years. 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.
Christopher Willett, born in 1959, is a Bucks County painter with a family lineage dating back to ancestors arriving in this country aboard the Mayflower and Victory, settling Plymouth. From early childhood to the present, Willett, a natural talent carried on the tradition in the arts. Currently as a painter in the New Hope, Bucks County Impressionist style- he works full time in the mediums of oil on board or canvas, and watercolor. His recent work has been compared to Edward Redfield both in subject and style.
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.
"Her brushwork is exquisite," says Barth. "She puts a lot of emotion and feeling into them."