Karen Leffel-Massengill

Oil Painting

Karen Leffel-Massengil
Karen describes her world as having a frame around it. She compulsively chooses boundaries, shapes & colors judging everything that needs to be painted.
From her home in South Florida, Karen experiments with scenes on her paintings. She uses vibrant colors and an impressionistic style to stimulate excitement. Karen also interprets shapes and patterns with watercolors and oils.

Tom Forster

Drawing & Live Draw Moderator

Tom Forster
Tom has a vast amount of experience in drawing.

Carol Kepp

Oil & Acrylic Painting

Caroil Kepp
I attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Ad School where I developed my love of painting and fostered my passion for teaching.
I have been teaching oil and acrylic painting for beginners for over 30 years.

Brenda Leigh

Painting – Various Mediums

Brenda Leigh
My passion is experiencing the artistic development of my students. Watching them open up as they master their skills

Sally Browning Pearson

Watercolor Painting

Sally Pearson
When I saw my first watercolor painting I was hooked. Watercolor possesses the potential for a fresh and lively look. While the watercolor painting is a demanding medium it always presents something new, giving my life delight and purpose.
After years of watercolor painting,  acceptance into many exhibits brought me commercial success bolstering my confidence. Soon the requests for instruction won me over. My students not only proved I could be a good teacher but helped me to advance my own painting skills.

Chris Kling

Plein Air Painting

Chris Kling graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has worked as a professional artist since 1978. She has received numerous awards and commissions for her landscapes and portraiture throughout the US and with the Portrait Society of America. Chris has exhibited with the Oil Painters of America and in September 2019 she was honored to show in the American Impressionist Society’s 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition in the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City. Chris works primarily in oil in a contemporary impressionistic manner. She also teaches Plein Air and Oil Portraiture in classes and workshops.  Chris has a gallery and studio in Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor in Stuart, FL and is represented by Palm City Art & Frame. Painting, to her, is reaching out to find the common emotional connection between all of us.  You may see her work at www.chrisklingartist.com

Sharon Ferina

Watercolor Painting

My inspiration has always been fed by both color and texture. I am uplifted by working from the unknown, from within to without. I start by splashing color and adding texture with various media. When this first application dries, I study this piece until it speaks to me. This combination of clear sparkling colors along with using enhancing textural techniques results in the v=creation of unusual and distinctive artwork that can’t be duplicated.
Sharon Ferina