Dora Patin will give a demonstration at the Paint the Town Art Show & Sale on Saturday, September 2, from 1-3pm
Dora Patin is an oil painter who specializes in trompe l’oeil paintings, a style that gives the illusion that the painted objects are real. Her paintings are built upon several layers and can take weeks to complete. Her close-up compositions allow for intimate and detailed exploration of her subjects. Currently she is working on a series of paintings that feature playing cards, as they have a rich history, and there are countless meanings, quotes and stories that can be used to create a narrative.
Jennifer Lynn Beaudet will give a demonstration at the Paint the Town Art Show & Sale on Sunday, September 3, from 1-3pm
Jennifer Lynn Beaudet is an oil painter and native of the Washington, DC area. She has always been moved by art and artistic living, yet the responsibilities of family and career led her in a different direction. In 2018, when her kids were a little more independent, she embraced her love for painting. Since then, she has received numerous awards and is recognized and collected nationally.
Her training includes graduation from the three-year professional Master Artist Program led by Glen Kessler at The Compass Atelier in Rockville, MD. She has studied with varied contemporary artists such as Alyssa Monks, Gavin Glakas, Steven Assael, Teresa Oaxaca to further her knowledge of technique and painting philosophy. Jennifer has traveled to study at the Flemish Classical Atelier in Brugge, Belgium and received The Denis Diderot Grant to participate in an artist residency at Chateau Orquevaux in France.
Jennifer’s paintings are rich in color and texture as she attempts to push the boundaries of realism with varied and sometimes opposing elements of style and brushwork in a painting. "My process is exploratory, and as in life, it is not always a straightforward path. This iterative approach allows me space to play with the formal elements in an image while I follow along and respond intuitively. As the painting evolves, I am often led to a better understanding of what the painting is about. In doing so, I find an opportunity to explore my own truths and reveal stories about a broader human experience."
Jennifer teaches oil painting at The Compass Atelier and shows her work regularly.
Ella Bella will give a demonstration at the Paint the Town Art Show & Sale on Monday, September 4, from 11am-1pm.
Elaha Soroori, also known as Ella Bella, is an unconventional artist and the first female Afghan fluid artist specializing in fluid media. While her professional background lies in financial analysis, her true passion lies in the world of colors and paints, where she finds a transformative escape from the ordinary world of numbers. In the early 2020s, Ella fell in love with abstract fluid art, a relatively new style of painting that allowed her to explore her creativity and connect with her inner self. Instead of regular brushes, Ella employs water, fire, airflow, and gravity as her tools, creating the most unique effects in her art. She finds inspiration in the sheer joy of painting and embraces the artistic freedom she discovers in acrylic pouring techniques. Ella hopes to popularize this style of painting and aspires to teach, inspire, and encourage aspiring artists to express themselves freely through art. With each pour, she revels in the unpredictable and beautiful patterns that arise from the layering and mixing of colors, showing that creating art only requires a willingness to try something new and see where it takes you.