Stephanie Hansen is a talented Leesburg artist whose work can be seen at various local dining and Gallery establishments and now, at ART SWEET ART. She has a special fondness for Pop Art and the Diptych style of breaking images into separate pieces that yet communicate as a whole.
Kevin De Landtsheer has evolved over 20 years of making art into the creative artistry of hand forming glass to combine with the metal art handiwork of Walter Deportail in Gent, Belgium to create lighting chandeliers and fixtures that beautifully adorn residences and industrial spaces alike throughout Europe and now, in a growing number of homes and businesses in Loudoun County, Virginia.
Jan Desmarets studied sculpture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. Master Jef Vermassen gives the following description of this Flemish sculptor: "He is fascinated by the immense power, intense beauty and lean sensuality of specific animals and people, so he cannot resist using his own intensely powerful ability to express the feelings that are in his soul through his artistic creations and to truly bring them to life."
Christine Olmstead is an abstract artist whose work has exploded since releasing her first collection in 2015. With collectors and corporations, including West Elm, Marrio Hotels, and tech companies in San Francisco seeking exclusive contracts and custom commissions, Christine sells originals and prints worldwide and is always excited to welcome new collectors and partnerships into her brand family.
Christine has been painting and drawing several days a week since she was 18 months old. Her journey has taken her from abstract on in childhood, to hyperrealism in middle school through college mastering various mediums, and back to abstract on in her adult life and professional career.
She is inspired mostly by music, dancing, personal life events, and the pursuit of beauty and peace.
Christine’s goal with all her works is to bring balance and peace into the lives of her viewers. The goal is always to encourage the viewer to look for beauty in the ordinary. “Beauty is all around, peace is always present, choose them, seek them.”
Jordan Engebreth was born and raised in Ashburn, Virginia. She graduated from James Madison University with a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Studio Art in May 2017.
Jordan has loved to draw and make crafts at an early age, as well as other creative outlets such as dancing. Jordan is driven and seeks learning experiences whenever possible. She plans to pursue a career that will channel her love of learning, eagerness to design, and continue her work ethic towards creating pleasing, responsible, and innovative design.
Born in Patuxent, Maryland, artist Kathleen Callery has studied art in every part of the United States in which she has lived, including: The University of San Diego in San Diego, California; Florida International University in Miami, Florida; The Corcoran School of Art, Open Program in Washington, DC and; The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. A former Torpedo Factory artist, Callery taught drawing and acrylic painting at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia, has shown her work in both group and solo shows and was listed in Art in America 2004-2005 Guide to Museums, Galleries and Artists.
Beverley Sharrard works with acrylic paint, acrylic mediums, handmade and specialty papers, and small sculptures to create unique dimensional wall art. Her intuitive works are created with a love of texture and color, and a passion to create. She is a self-taught artist who pursued her love of creating through various mediums including painting on silk before finally settling on acrylics because of its versatility.
She has studied with several nationally known artists and considers that these classes were helpful in discovering her personal painting styles. Beverley is constantly experimenting with new textures and techniques to help her paintings make a statement.
For the past year she has been directing and instructing night paint classes for her local community. It has brought her great joy to watch people who have never even picked up a paint brush discover their personal artistic abilities. It has led to some students pursuing private lessons. "Creativity keeps me centered, sane and happy."
Fallon Chase's paintings come from a deep appreciation and love for the natural world as well as a fascination with the tension between order and chaos therein. Carefully painted with oil paint on canvas, they are meticulous and layered paintings. Sourcing from historical patterns, magazines, and textiles, Fallon collects botanical patterns that she then incorporates into her paintings. She finds flowers in the world around her like forsythia, roses, and magnolias that make their way into her work. As an untended garden unravels itself, so she seeks to unwind the regimen of pattern by disruption, inconsistency, and incongruity.
Mike guy's paintings are inspired by the idea of movement within the mind. He starts the paintings with a single drawn line. Alternating planned color schemes and improvisation, the colors and shapes slowly begin to take form around this initial line. This process gives him the opportunity to slowly fill in details to a spark of inspiration and gives him time to consider the initial movement itself. The process is an interpretation of how his own memories begin as a hazy framework but then evolve to become more vivid with each passing moment. An accomplished muralist, fiber artist, painter, and printmaker, Mike's paintings utilize and showcase the breadth of his deep and varied knowledge base. Part painting, graffiti, stained glass, and textile, the canvases are densely packed with glowing shapes that weave in and out of each other.
Chad Lawrence's paintings explore light, surface, and the natural world. His paintings are delicate and careful observations of folding petals or fleeting moments of light across the sky. In his work, he memorializes momentary and fragile subject matter. Painted digitally, he then prints onto surfaces including metal, plastic, and wood. The surface becomes part of the work, both complementing and challenging the painted subject.