Artist Bios

 

Catherine Nunn - Biography
I am a relative newcomer to the world of fine art. After a 25-year career as a graphic designer working in New York City and Washington DC, I decided to take my first painting class in an effort to reconnect with the passion and creativity I had in my youth. That first class was an epiphany for me and I have not looked back since. I dabbled with drawing in high school, but it wasn't until I felt that luscious paint under my brush all those years later that I found the medium that was perfect for me. I have fallen in love all over again with the old masters. Good composition, flawless draftsmanship and a total mastery of my medium is what I aspire to.

Edward Cooper - Biography
I am a wanderer. I like to wander through the countryside or in the city ­ by car, by bicycle, or on foot. My constant companions are a pochade box ­ which allows me to do quick plein-air oil color sketches ­ and a digital camera. I also have several other easels that I use when making larger and more elaborate outdoor paintings.

While wandering I am constantly looking for scenes or objects that evoke an emotional response in me ­ something I just have to paint. This may be a majestic scene, an interesting object, a wonderful color, a special atmosphere, or a ray of sunlight striking a distant object. I am particularly interested in painting the effect of light on the landscape in the early morning and late afternoon or evening. These are the times for which I live ­ the time that has the most interesting light and the greatest emotional appeal to me. When I find something that interests me I try to capture it in paint.

Education:
* BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

Affiliations:
* Washington Society of Landscape Painters
* Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association
* Oil Painters of America

 

 

Zane Carter - Biography

Founder and President, Cultivating Concepts
Commercial design, branding and product development. Specialist in
marketing communications strategies.

President and Director, The Arts at Still Pond Station

Education: BFA Ringling College of Art

 

Lee Boynton - Biography

Color and Light
The sea was the spawning ground for Lee's art. He spent a lot of his childhood and youth on the water, racing small boats on Long Island Sound or cruising along the coast of New England with his family. He yearned to express the subtle beauty of light playing on water and the dramatic shifts in moods and atmosphere from day to day.

Inspired by the work of Winslow Homer, Frederick Waugh, N.C. Wyeth and Joaquin Sorolla, he began to form a vision of a career as a fine art painter.

His passion for classic boats and traditional fishing led to a niche for interpretive history painting. In 1995, Lee was commissioned to paint three historic murals for the city council chambers in Annapolis to commemorate the city¹s tricentennial as the state capital. This project opened doors for other historic commissions in the Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis area, the most recent of which was a painting of George Washington's distillery for Mount Vernon.

Lee received his BFA from Syracuse University in 1976 and continued his studies at the Art Students League in NYC. He studied with Cedric and Joanette Egeli in Annapolis, MD and Henry Hensche at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown, MA. Under Henry¹s teaching, Lee embraced the wonders of Impressionism, seeing and painting the changing color of light using a palette of colors that corresponds the natural spectrum of light. Lee took what he learned from Henry in oil and applied it to the watercolor medium. Painting the Impressionist Watercolor, an instructional art book he co-authored with Linda Gottlieb, one of his longtime students, is based on his teaching. It was published by Watson Guptill in 2004.

Lee has been a sought after instructor of plein air Impressionist landscape painting at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, MD and has taught workshops in prime locations for landscape painting between Maine and Florida for thirty years. He was a founder of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.


Awards
Plein Air Easton 2007, second place
Wayne Plein Air Arts Festival 2008, Wayne, PA , third place
Paint Annapolis 2009, second place
Dueling Brushes, Paint Annapolis 2010, first place
Paint Annapolis 2008, award of merit
Paint Annapolis 2004, award of excellence
Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Annie Award 2009, for the visual arts

 

Sharon Littig - Biography
Sharon Littig was born in 1967 in Washington DC. Her parents were avid art collectors of 18th and 19th century British marine art and antiques. This environment had a lasting impact on her artistic sensibilities.

Sharon graduated in 1990 from the Maryland Institute College of Art with Bachelor of Fine Art, then in 1992 with a Masters of Arts in Teaching. She started a career as a public school art teacher that same year.

In 1995 she began studying with John Ebersberger at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland. With his guidance, further explorations in portrait and figure drawing added more substance to her painting and a deep appreciation of the skills necessary to achieve realism in her art. With John's guidance Sharon's sense of color and her ability to bring the splendor of nature's light effects to canvas, became the focus of her work.

In 2002 Sharon co-founded the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA) with 6 regional painters, including Ross Merrill, Chief of Conservation at the National Gallery of Art. She accepted the position of Founding President in which she served for three years.

She coordinated Paint Annapolis for the first five years. Paint Annapolis is the Mid-Atlanic's premier plein air painting competition held in the historic city of Annapolis, Maryland. Sharon has participated in this juried event every year, receiving awards for her work on five separate occasions including an Award of Excellence in 2007.

Sharon continues to teach painting and drawing, and is the Chairman of the Art Department of South River High School in Edgewater, Maryland. She maintains her north-light studio in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis, Maryland and is represented in her home town by the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery and in Baltimore at Gallery International, 523 N. Charles Street.