Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery
Mary Graham has a BA in Art from Rosemont College. In recent years, she has taken courses at Washington University in St. Louis, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and at the Wayne Art Center. She generally uses pastel and oil to paint the figure, still life, and landscape. Something in the ordinary attracts her and stimulates her desire to paint, capturing an essence. Her work is in collections in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Wyoming, New York, and Massachusetts.
Julie Spahr prefers the inspiration of painting “en plein aire”, whenever possible. She is a colorist, energized to paint what she sees, in a realistic, but impressionistic style. Her deep connection with the natural world, in the past, and through her art, has led to an immersion in landscape painting. She is continually sharpening her awareness and “seeing” at new levels, striving to portray the light forms and magic before her in her paintings.
Her subject matter is inspired primarily from the rolling Pennsylvania countryside, and the rocky Maine coastline. She also loves to paint on her travels, especially in Provence and areas surrounding Florence, Italy.
Julie has studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and at the Wayne Art Center as well as many workshop venues in Massachusetts, New Mexico and France. She has been featured in 19 exhibitions in Maine and Pennsylvania since 2007.
Upon retirement Leonard Randolph was looking to find something as personally fulfilling as the work in his career had been. He started taking drawing classes at Wayne Art Center. The results gave him great satisfaction and led to his branching out into oil painting and sculpture. He takes three to four courses a week at the WAC and gest great pleasure from the resulting work.