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The Artists of the Renaissance
Fern Christian,Director and abstract artist
(oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, teaching member)
Some of Fern's Colors
Bright, flowing colors converging into swirling masses, blooms exploding on the canvas. This describes the artwork of Fern Christian, founder and director of the Renaissance Art Gallery. She specializes in acrylic abstracts. She also teaches two painting classes a week, Monday mornings, 10-12 and Saturday mornings, 10-12. Both classes are open studio and continuing. Call Fern for more information.
Fern is a native of West Virginia. She graduated from Marshall University in 1968 and later earned thirty hours of post-graduate credit in studio painting. She belongs to the Tri-State Art Association, of which is a past president. A signature member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society, she is an accomplished painter in many media. Currently she serves as the Director of the Renaissance Art Gallery.
Fern is known for her vivid florals and vibrant abstracts.
Several of the Renaissance Painting classes are lead by Fern, and she has a loyal student following.
Gary Lapelle;Pet Portraitist and Cartoonist (ink, watercolor)
One of Gary's unique Pet Portraits
Gary Lapelle has earned a reputation for his commissioned pet portraits as well as his gentle humor and delightful cartoons. He works in colored inks and sells prints of his work at the Renaissance Gallery.
(water media, drawing, print making, photography) For the past 20 years Linda Helgason has been making an unsystematic study of art by taking occasional classes at Marshal University in Huntington, WV and by drawing the figure at the Huntington museum of art. Her passion is for painting the nude in watercolor.
Janet Lester;(watercolor) (portraits) (teaching member)
Janet is well known in the tri-state area for her portraits and as a first-class teacher. She is a member of the American Watercolor Society and has had work in numerous Shows and exhibitions.
Janet is an accomplished portrait artist
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