David M. Band, a native of Portland, Maine, now lives in Texas. He has devoted the majority of his life to art as a painter, printmaker, educator and collector.
Evalds Dajevskis (1914-1990) lived between two watershed events of the 20th century: the beginning of World War I in August 1914 and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Dr. Frank A. D'Isa, became interested in photography in 1964 and began entering juried shows in 1972.
Gary T. Erbe was born in 1944 in Union City, NJ where he maintained his studio for 35 years. Self taught, he began painting in 1965.
Father Fete showed a keen interest in both automobiles and photography. Over time he slowly acquired an incredible camera collection. He was adept at numerous types of photography, but favored the large format black & white as featured in this book.
Sam Knecht earned his MFA degree in painting from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He pursued post-graduate study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia.
When I retired, I fell in love with watercolors again. I couldn’t wait to get back into painting from my college days. I was fortunate enough to find a workshop that was being taught by Chris Leeper and that just changed my world. He is now my mentor and friend.
Through my art I want people to appreciate the world in a thoughtful way. I want to help people see things often overlooked - subtle colors in sky and hills, the texture of surface ice on a winter stream, the profound way buildings reveal the gritty spirit of the people who live and work in them.
Monica Allen Perin, a painter from her youth, began her fine art studies at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California.
Mitzura Salgian is a Fine Artist with a masterful technique and reverence for detail.
Best known for his historical paintings of The White House and its interiors for The White House Historical Association, (An Artist Visits the White House Past) Peter Waddell has also created works about the Capitol in the nineteenth century (Inside the Temple of Liberty); the role of Freemasons in the creation of the Federal City (The Initiated Eye);the history of the Octagon; and numerous other commissions for historic sites including Mount Vernon and Tudor Place.
Don Wright is a realist painter, using a meticulous and detail oriented techinque, with watercolor as his favorite medium.