Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden Founding Artist Members Directory
Listed alphabetically by first name
Countries Represented: Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, England, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, USA, Wales
Anna Rose Holmer
Cathy O'Keefe Jarcho
Ellen W Kaplan
Ker Berdimurat Beckley
Maya Rau Murthy
Roni Sherman Ramos
Karen B Allen
Oil, Acrylics, Pastels and Mixed Media Paintings
My paintings are figurative abstractions. I am looking to preserve the initial figurative trigger that inspired the work and to visually refine an essence of the feeling or “inner tug” that led me to that image. For me, creating art is a contemplative process as well as a physical action. Underlying is what I call my “second truth”. That is, the positive and regenerative life force that resides in the universe we inhabit. I believe the act of creation by artists has something to do with our deepest calling to be whole.
Painter (Oil Paint, Precious Metals and Venetian Plaster)
Roundness is indispensable to my visual thinking. Energies within our physical world are interconnected; I make them visible through references to the natural world. The restless shifting of light and energy embodies that which carries us to the delineation, and unification between matter and spirit.
Digital Artist, Writer and Animator
Karen LaFleur is a digital artist, writer and animator. Her artwork explores the interplay between interior and exterior worlds with a focus on adaptability. By combining surface beauty with the artwork’s inner voice, she reveals vulnerability in complex structures and highlights the resiliency of the human heart to survive within these ever-shifting landscapes. She began her career as a fine artist, storyteller and observer of human nature. Since 1981 she has used the computer to channel these common interests into an all-inclusive medium and she remains an avid user of digital art technology today. Her artwork borrows across genres merging elements of fine art expression, the graphic novel’s dramatic layout perspectives, micro-fiction’s consolidation of emotion, and the freedom of improvisational dance movement. The result is a visual art that gives the viewer access to the artwork's inner world.
Oil, Acrylic, and Mixed Media
I stand before the canvas with no plan or knowledge of what I’m going to paint. I start drawing random lines-horizontal, vertical, diagonal, curvy, zigzag, wipe parts of them away, redrawing and wiping again and again. Different linear elements clash and struggle to be together - to make sense together. This process continues until the lines create forms that connect to a feeling or resonate with an experience I recognize. In making these random gestures, a silent conversation begins with the canvas, a conversation that continues throughout the painting’s creation; a conversation that is a give and take. This conversation is important to what I paint. The paintings mirror what I’m feeling even when I'm not sure of what I am feeling. I seek a connection between the invisible feelings and the external imagery. When the synthesis is achieved, the conversation is over until a new conversation begins in another painting.
Poetry & Spoken Word
Working at the intersection of education and community change, I see the arts as an important ingredient for intentionality and meaning-making. My creative work is introspective and vulnerable, uncovering identity, relationships, as well as a distinct and shared human experience. I approach my work from a place of empathy, accountability, and relationship building in hopes of sparking deep connections. I’ve performed poetry across the country in national slam competitions and have featured poetry at protests, rallies, open mics, and cabarets.
Kathleen Migliore Newton
Painting and Drawing
I draw and paint the human figure in the urban environment because I am passionate about New York City’s diversity. I observe how we maintain our privacy in public spaces or discover ways to connect. I work from photographs to capture the movement and gestures of an individual.
I have exhibited in one person shows and many group shows. Influenced by the feminist art movement to find my voice, I began doing mixed media art based on clothing. My pieces were shown at the Art Rental Gallery of the Los Angeles County Art Museum and The New Museum. I became enamored with the challenge of painting and the exterior world of the urban environment. The pace and dance of figures across the geometric landscape became my inspiration. One-person includes The Hudson Opera House, in Hudson, NY, Gallery 10 in Washington, DC, and The NuHotel in Brooklyn. Some of the group shows were at Denise Bibro Fine Arts, Hammond Museum, The Painting Center, CB Richard Ellis through New York Foundation for the Arts, Theresa Maloney Gallery at the College of St. Elizabeth, PS 122, and the Henry Street Settlement, Homework (a traveling exhibit organized by CAPS and several venues, curated by Harmony Hammond). I have also exhibited through the Art in the Embassies program in Djibouti, Africa and Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Acrylic Painting on Panel, Paper, and Canvas
Kazaan Viveiros earned a BA with distinction from the University of Virginia and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has since exhibited work in the U.S. and Europe, including solo shows in New York, SanFrancisco, Berkeley, Scottsdale, AZ, Richmond, VA, Savannah, GA, and Rome, Italy.
Viveiros’s paintings have been collected by a wide array of corporations, including eBay and Capital One Bank, as well as by individuals such as novelist Danielle Steel. Five of Viveiros’s paintings were purchased by the Art in Embassies Program and are permanently installed in the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
She was a 2011 Bethesda Painting Awards semi-finalist, was twice chosen as a visiting artist in residence at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, and has also been an artist in residence at Weir Farm, Dorland Mountain ArtsColony, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.
Kenneth Sean Golden
Digital Printmaking & Archival Pigment Ink Jet Prints
Kenneth Sean Golden’s education and teaching have been based in photography and alternative processes. This allows him to meditate on his identity in the context of the larger world and other concerns. He takes on the challenge to explore how we can have these identities and co-exist in a community.
Khadija Zizi, PhD
Acrylics and Mixed Media
Khadija Zizi is a Moroccan artist. Her cross cultural background, world travel, and love of music inspire her. Her approach is eclectic as she loves mixing acrylics with sand, fabrics, and yarn. She holds a Ph.D. in Education. She teaches English at ISIC, Rabat.
Illuminated and Reflective Mixed Media
Kris Lee specializes in illuminated, mixed media artwork on canvas, with special interest in acrylic painting, paper pulp sculpting, and fiber art. Pieces are typically illuminated by LEDs, or explore light effects using retro-reflective materials, or light-sensitive fabrics. “I am always experimenting with conventional and unconventional media. I seem to have a need to electrify much of my work, for reasons not entirely known to me. I am fascinated by watching unlit artwork dramatically transform into something ethereal when lit at night, with the focus shifting from color and texture by day, to line and composition in darkness.”
Painting on Canvas, Paper, Mixed Media, Acrylics, Ink, Watercolor
Krisztina Asztalos has been painting since 1989, graduated with honour as drawing and visual communication teacher (BA/BVA) specialized on painting in 2001. Her paintings have been exhibited in solo and international group shows in Europe, Asia, Africa, United States. 5 elements - Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space - most depicted elements of her artworks, inspired by eastern calligraphy, nature and human nature and urban life. Her large 2- 3 m long ink paintings ”Aqua” series are bringing the certain feeling of great dimensions. Urban series are depicting the multicolor vibration of metropolises with humour and a bit of sarcasm, personal responds for happenings of urban society. Each piece of element paintings are like a part of mosaic, depicting macro (earth- fire-air-water-space) and micro elements (human and urban life ). Her aim is to depict the fabulous diversity and profusion of our universe. Krisztina's artworks were chosen to be published internationally in 10 different artbooks. Krisztina's artworks are verified by Verisart.
Mixed Media, Ink, Acrylic, Oil
My early artwork was primarily abstract based on colours that often appeared in nature. More recent artwork is still influenced by nature, often by the Alpine colours and scenes in France where I often paint. The goal is to convey a feeling of atmosphere rather than a realistic portrayal of a scene, and colour, always colour. I also have begun working in mixed media, often using rejected plastic found on beaches throughout the world sewn onto a painted canvas.
L. Brandon Krall
Concept Art, Painting, Sculpture, Work on Paper, Film/Video, Writing
L. Brandon Krall portrait by Peter Moore circa 1981
Because all art is conceptual I refer to the range of my works using that term… those who deny that conceptual content is in their work are making decisions and choices... The mind has two hemispheres which mirror each other; the right is thought to be logical/language and intellect driven and the left creative, spatial, experiential…. My work has always included objects and installations… I have been filming as an art form and as a professional for the last 40 years… I am a practitioner of Chanoyu and keep canaries and finches free flying… All aesthetic expression is important…