artists of interest

Naomi Castillo & Alex Merritt

Naomi Castillo & Alex Merritt are Class of 2017 graduates from the New York Academy of Art’s two-year MFA program. Naomi Castillo & Alex Merritt were each recipients of our Vasari Classic Artists’ Oil Colors Award at their commencement on May 18, 2017, and their work was shown in the Class […]

Elizabeth Downer Riker: Beneath the Same Sky

Ceres Gallery presents the exhibition Elizabeth Downer Riker: Beneath the Same Sky, a series of paintings juxtaposing the experience of farming in two of the most profoundly different parts of the Americas – the New York metropolis and a Mesoamerican village in Mexico. Opening reception is Thursday, September 7, 2017, […]

Theo – Theodosia A.G. Tamborlane

“The use of dynamic colors and the expression of movement are hallmarks of all my paintings, whether on paper or canvas. The colors I choose are independently selected and randomly mixed for each painting. Multiple colors move through each painting, taking the viewer along many and varied paths to visions […]

Dannielle Mick

Mist Over the Sea, pastel on paper, 9” x 12”, 2017, featured image above “Nature fills me with inspiration.  Sometimes it brings a beautiful familiar and sometimes it brings uncommon grandeur.  This is what my dreams are made of.” – Dannielle Mick   Dannielle Mick has been inspired by land, […]

Bill Bukowski

“Landscape is a constant inspiration” William Bukowski is a painter living in Mankato, Minnesota.  He has been teaching art at Bethany Lutheran College since 1980.  He graduated with an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1979 and taught one year at Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania. Bukowski paints primarily from life and for […]

Betsy Ashton

“I’ve been sketching everything in sight since I was old enough to hold a pencil, but the thing I wanted to sketch the most has always been people. When bored in school I would invariably wind up sketching the teacher. ‘Betsy! What are you doing? Bring that up here!’ she […]

Sharon Sprung

“My paintings are a carefully observed negotiation, manipulated layer upon layer in order to create a work of art as equivalent as possible to the complexity of real life. They are an attempt to control the almost uncontrollable substance that is oil paint, and the equally untamable expression of the […]

Dot Bunn

ARTIST’S STATEMENT Surely the gift of being creative is a wonderful thing but talent comes from hard work and discipline. The final painting that leaves my easel has a carefully designed structure that guides my choices throughout the process. Design is my starting point and many of my paintings had […]

Scott L. Christensen

Largely self-taught, Scott L. Christensen came to art via a circuitous route. He grew up in Lander, Wyoming, a place of extreme geography and wild beauty. There his aesthetic developed. It was not until college, however, that he would recognize nature as his muse. The shift was precipitated by a […]

David Kassan

Raw, poignant and profoundly honest, David Jon Kassan’s work aesthetically captures humanity in its true form. As an artist, Kassan acts as an empathetic intermediary between the subject he portrays and the viewer. More than simply replicating his subjects Kassan seeks to understand them. He seeks to capture the essence […]