Featured AAC Artist Series: Jeanne Fryer

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Jeanne Fryer

Jeanne lives near Annapolis, MD where she paints in her studio on Cornfield Creek. Her interests in art began as a child, drawing animals and people, painting in watercolors and eventually oils. She attended the University of Maryland where she earned a BA in Fine Arts. While raising her family, Jeanne’s interest in art expanded to teaching art to children, through Girl Scouts, church groups, her own children and now her grandchildren, while continuing to develop her own work.

Jeanne painted for many years in watercolor and in oils. During this time her work was largely representational and began evolving with more expression incorporated with representation. Her most recent work includes abstract painting in oils and acrylics as well as representational work.

“My inspiration comes from playful interpretation of nature through paint on canvas.”

Jeanne’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and private collections.

Please contact Jeanne for inquiries:
[email protected]

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Jeanne’s work along with the details for each piece. 

(From Left to Right)

The Storm Between The Calm
Oil
16”X20”
Not for Sale

Sundance
Photo Collage
12”X16”
Not for Sale

Peaceful Reflection
Acrylic
18”X24”
Not for Sale

Elaine (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “Empowering Women”)
Watercolor
19″x22″
Not for Sale

Walkin’ In The Rain (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “Movement”)
Oil
49″x37″
$2,500

AYC Frostbiting (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “The Ordinary” – Won first place in Best in Show)
Oil
26″x20″
Not for Sale

Featured AAC Artist Series: Tony Spencer

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Tony Spencer

Tony Jerome Spencer was born, raised, and educated in Anne Arundel County. While attending Northeast Senior High School in Pasadena, Maryland, he developed a love for creating visual art.

Two years after graduating from Northeast High School, Spencer became a member of the United States Marine Corps, from 1971-1973, where he served as a Presidential Honor Guard in Washington, DC and later as a docent and sentry at the United States Naval Academy and Naval Base in Annapolis, Maryland.
In 1974, he joined the Annapolis Fire Department and became the first certified African American Paramedic, Arson Investigator, and later the department’s first Maryland Certified Public Information Officer. Tony also served as faculty at the University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in College Park, Maryland. Spencer was also one of four Annapolitans to carry the Olympic Torch during the 1996 International Olympic Games.

He obtained both a Bachelor of Arts (1997) and Master’s in Public Administration degrees (2011) from Sojourner/Douglass College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Tony is also a performing and vocal recording artist, composer, a poet, a model, and a storyteller. He is the founder of A. J. Spencer Consultants, LLC, Enrapture Records and manages a performing artist career which has included appearances with the Jimmy Smith Trio, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, War, The Soul Stirrers, The Dixie Humming Birds, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, James Cleveland, and Shirley Caesar; participated in the music ministry for the Fishnet Festival with Larry & Bobbi Andes (1986-90), where he sang with “Joy Ministries” and shared in ministry with BeBe & CeCe Winans, Larnelle Harris, Amy Grant, Bill Gaither, Carmen, Jesse Dixon, Twila Paris, Marlon Le Fevor, Michael W. Smith, and many others.

Spencer has also sung with various entities locally and internationally including Dr. J. Ernest Green and the Annapolis Chorale, The Calgary Alberta Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra in Tampa. In Alba, Italy, Tony performed the Mozart, Motown and More Concert with Stefan Scaggiari, John Starr, Sue Matthews, Frank Russo, Brian Ganz and other international artists at the 2003 Saluzzo Spring Festival, accompanied by St. Mary’s College singers and musicians. In February ‘06’ Tony accompanied pianist Stefan Scaggiari to Stef’’s hometown of Evansville, Indiana, to perform the Mozart, Motown and More concert with the Evansville Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.

Along with his poetic, visual and vocal gifts, Tony is a freelance model and has performed in local and regional theater: Working, Celebrations, The Lion and Fox, The Meeting with Kevin McClavain and Greg Alan Williams of Bay Watch, Remember the Titans, Finian’s Rainbow, with Dr. J. Ernest Green, and recently, Emancipation Revisited, and Emancipation Continues: War & Peace, written and directed by Dr. Vivian Gist Spencer, in association with the Northern Arundel Cultural Preservation Society (NACPS).

Website:
The Art of Tony Jerome Spencer

Follow Tony on Instagram:
tonyj.spencer

Please contact Tony for any purchase inquiries:
[email protected]

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Tony’s work along with the details for each piece. 

(From Left to Right)

 

Shannon’s View
Acrylic on Canvas
10”x10”
$225

Quiet Whisper
Acrylic on Canvas
10”x10”
$225

Wind Swept
Acrylic on Canvas
10”x10”
$225

POE’S RAVEN (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “Bright as Day, Dark as Night”)
Acrylic on Canvas
25″x13″
$800

Seizing Power (featured in a solo show at the Arundel Center)
Gyclee/WaterColor
35″X41″
Price on Request

THE LIBRARY (featured in the Arts Council AAMC exhibit “Shapes & Patterns”)
Acrylic on Canvas
20″x30″
$5,000

Featured AAC Artist Series: Merrilyne Hendrickson

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Merrilyne Hendrickson

“I paint with primarily watercolors, which started on vacation travels replacing my camera. I found these quick sketchy works took me back instantly to the way it felt and looked. My work is almost abstract or at least very impressionistic. They are paintings of the essence of what was there not a picture. Even my pet portraits are like that. The softness of their fur, the life in their eyes……. The beauty of nature surrounds me and inspires me. The changing colors in the sky and reflections in the water are especially magical at sunrise and sundown. I try to capture the luminosity in my watercolor paintings. The SLICES are slivers or a narrow sampling of the whole range or subject. In these, an actual object is unimportant to the feeling of a moment in time and light. I live and paint in Annapolis so architectural landmarks are often subjects. I enjoy the discipline of rendering but hope to impart something more than a picture.”

Website:
Merrilyne Hendrickson Fine Art

Please contact Merrilyne for any purchase inquiries:
[email protected]
410-703-7433

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Merrilyne’s work along with the details for each piece. 

(From Left to Right)

 

Sunset Over Wellesley Island (featured in the Arts Council’s What’s Up? Media exhibit “Artist’s Favorites”)
Watercolor
31″x27″ Framed
$770

Sunrise Under the Drawbridge
Watercolor
13”x27″ Framed
$400

Eclipse (featured in the Arts Council’s What’s Up? Media exhibit “Bright as Day, Dark as Night”)
Watercolor
9″x12″+ frame
Price on Request

Cayman Green Turtle
Watercolor
9”x12” + frame
$275

Freighter in the Fog
Watercolor
27”x13″ Framed
$400

Salmon Light
Watercolor
27”x13” Framed
$400

Featured AAC Artist Series: Susan Picard

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Susan Picard

Artist: Susan Picard
I have worked in the arts my entire life, but practical economics led me to a career in nursing as an RN. Upon leaving that profession, I was able to work full time and pursue my passion for painting. Much of my work reflects my interest in the human figure. I have a studio in Annapolis at Local by Design at the Gallery. While there, I began to paint floral still life and recently have ventured into landscapes. I have exhibited and am in collections both locally and in Florida.

Although my website is not completely current at this time, you can find my work at: www.sfpicard.com , as well as at Local By Design at the Gallery and their regularly scheduled shows at Annapolis Artisans Market, 1818 Margaret Ave, Annapolis 21401.

Social Media
Facebook
Instagram

Please contact Susan for any purchase inquiries:
[email protected]
443-995-5398

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Susan’s work along with the details for each piece. 

(From Left to Right)

Le Penseur
Acrylic
11”x14”
$375

Pink Blossoms
Oil
18”x24”
$575

White Camelias
Acrylic
22”x28”
$750

Pink Nails (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “Artists Favorites”)
Acrylic
24″x36″
$1,200

Gallery Girl (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “Artists Favorites”)
Acrylic
24″x24″
$950

The Future is Me (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “The Ordinary”)
Oil
14″x14″
Not for Sale

Featured AAC Artist Series: Mike Clemens

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Mike Clemens

Artist: Michael Clemens

Mike was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School on Duke of Gloucester Street and later Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.

Mike fell in love with photography starting in 1983 when he moved to Bermuda for a job opportunity. Bermuda had a serene, inspiring beauty which he wanted to capture with a camera. It began as a hobby and grew into much more. Photography has taken him across America to some of the most beautiful places on the continent.

Mike’s photographs have appeared in numerous shows around the area including those sponsored by the Digital Photo Club of Annapolis. Among those locations are City Hall of Annapolis, Ginger Cove, Woods Presbyterian Church of Severna Park, Maryland Hall For the Creative Arts and Hospice of the Chesapeake. His work has also been shown in numerous ACAAC exhibits at BWI Airport, Anne Arundel Medical Center and the lobby of What’s Up Magazine. He has had pictures published in the Baltimore Sun.

Mike loves capturing the beauty and essence of the American landscape. He also does portrait photography for organizations, groups and individuals.

He and his wife reside in Crownsville, Maryland.

Please contact Mike for any purchase inquiries:
[email protected]
410-923-3452 or 410-271-9048

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Mike’s work along with the details for each piece. 

(From Left to Right)

 

Going Down East Street (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “Bright as Day, Dark as Night”)
Metal Print
20″x16″
$185

On the Circle
Metal Print
16”X24”
$195

Looking Up Francis Street
Metal Print
16”X24”
$195

Rush Hour on Spa Creek
Metal Print
16”X24”
$195

The White Surfboard (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “All Things in Small & Big”)
Photo on Canvas
24″x16″
$175

The San Diego County Fair (featured in the Arts Council AAMC exhibit “Shapes & Patterns”)
Metal Print
24″x16″
$195

Featured AAC Artist Series: Monica Hawse

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Monica Hawse

Monica Hawse – Photographer

Monica Hawse has loved taking pictures since she was a young girl, but it was only after her retirement from a long and rewarding technical career as a Computer Scientist that she began to seriously study photography. She loves to photograph all aspects of nature: animals, flowers, trees, little creatures, nature scenes, and people. One of her greatest joys is to share the wonder of nature she has captured with her photography.

Monica is a member of several local camera clubs and is so appreciative for all she has learned from the leaders and members. They include the Annapolis Photography Workshop Group, Bowie-Crofton Camera Club, Muddy Creek Artists Guild, and Maryland Federation of Art. Her work has been displayed at The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County (at What’s Up? Media, BWI Airport, and Anne Arundel Medical Center), Maryland Federation of Art, Bowie City Hall with the Bowie Arts Committee, and the Kent Island Federation of Art.

Fine Art America Website:
Monica Hawse Art

You can follow Monica on Instagram:
Monicahawsephotos

Please contact Monica for any purchase inquires. Photographs are available in different sizes and/or printed on various media. Please contact her via the email:
[email protected]

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Monica’s work along with the details for each piece. 

(From Left to Right)

End of the Day
Framed Photograph
7”x11.5”
$60 or other sizes available

Goldfinch in the Sunflowers
Photograph
Size/price by request

Bee and Lavender
Photograph
Size/price by request

On The Cusp (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “Empowering Women”)
Photograph
16″x20″
$125

Peeking Flamingo (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “Colors of the World”)
Photography
20″x16″
Price on Request

Blooming Magnolia (featured in the What’s Up? Media exhibit “Artists Favorites”)
Photography
19”X27”
$125

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