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Mary Grace Dembeck
Artist and writer Mary Grace Dembeck isn't sure which she loves to do most ... paint or write. Born in New York City, she has lived in Westport, CT, for the past 38 years. She has exhibited paintings at The National Academy of Design, and her writing has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, Ranger Rick, and various other journals and magazines.

Mary also collaborated on a number of songs with singer Maureen McGovern, and on a children's musical, The Bengal Tiger's Ball, which was performed by Ms. M... view »


Melissa Wotherspoon
After completing my Bachelor of Science Degree, I decided I hadn't quenched my artistic side and so I remained to finish my Bachelor of Arts. I enjoyed a variety of leadership roles during my University career, so becoming a high school teacher was a natural progression for me. I have been fortunate to be able to teach my passions: Science, Art, and Music.

My one-year-old daughter helps me see things from an entirely different perspective, allowing me to constantly reinvent my surroundings. I often find that new ideas for a piec... view »


Tess Garman
Tess Garman was born under a full moon to self-described gypsy parents. Practically raised in a menagerie, she has never quite managed to unblur the line between human and animal. She's currently finishing her degree in Natural History Illustration, which comes in most handy to lend an air of reality to her fantasy artwork.

The majority of her existence is spent on the road to one place or another. Inspiration strikes Tess most often when she's swirling cappuccino dregs in foreign kawfee shops, wandering untamed wildernesses and... view »


Mary Whyte
Artist Mary Whyte moved with her husband to a small South Carolina barrier island ten years ago and quite by accident met a group of senior citizens who were making quilts in a small, abandoned church. Longtime residents of Johns Island and descendents from slaves, this extraordinary group of African American women changed Whyte's life and paintings in an astonishing and unexpected way. What resulted is a decade-long journey that chronicles the Gullah way of life, as well as a rapidly changing culture.

Whyte uses the watercolor ... view »


Penelope Cline
Penelope Cline was born in 1947. After studying at what was then Brighton Polytechnic she travelled extensively, spending many years drawing and painting in Southern Africa, where she specialized in studies of tribal Africans and the indigenous wildlife, as well as teaching pottery.

Returning overland to Sussex via India, Afghanistan and Europe, a journey lasting six months, she resumed her study of art, etching, lithography and silk screen printing at the University of Brighton, whilst exhibiting regularly both locally ... view »


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