August 17 through September 9 Artists Reception August 17 from 5:30 to 8pm
Sally Melrose I have always been a lover of nature. Growing up in Simsbury CT, I spent countless hours combing the woods and hills in West Simsbury, Granby and Hartland. When I was younger these havens were crisscrossed with old dirt roads, paths and stonewalls, and we were free to wander for miles. New England, its coast, woodlands and streams, in all seasons and any type of weather, is my inspiration and led me to art as my major area of study. I began drawing at a young age. I explored painting, photography, printmaking and weaving at the University of Hartford, eventually focusing on Illustration as my major. I hope someday to try my hand at sculpture. My goal in my art is to capture and share the elusive spirit that I feel when light hits the landscape in just the right way. Other artists that have most inspired me are Andrew Wyeth, Albrecht Durer, Wolf Kahn, Arthur Rackman, Winslow Homer and the pre-Raphaelites.
Sandy Lisella Sandy is an up and coming artist, focusing on Black and White images.