Peter Chumbley

Peter Chumbley
Peter Chumbley
Peter Chumbley

My work is a simple attempt to spread the word that the animals around us are a special gift.  I do this through a combination of imagination, bold color and humor.  We must never forget that “all animals draw breath from the same source as we do.”  They are mystical, spiritual, and as Jonathan Balcome states: “Animals take pauses.  Their worlds, like ours, have stretches of tranquility, moments of pleasure and eruptions of joy.”  Enjoy those animals around us, care for them; they will give us great peace and happiness.  It is my hope that my work will bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. Continue reading “Peter Chumbley”

Nancy E. Richards

Nancy Richards
Nancy Richards
Nancy Richards

In paintings and mixed media pieces, I use a variety of techniques to explore and celebrate color, line and texture.  Inspired by nature, I use watercolors, acrylics, alcohol inks, gouache, pastels and enhanced monoprints in abstract or representational ways to express the sense of wonder and joy that I find in the world around me.  Each medium has its own properties, and they inform each other, conveying vision, surprise, harmony and the beauty of finding one’s place in the natural world. Continue reading “Nancy E. Richards”

John E. Davis

John David
John David
John David

I find simplicity, beauty and a timeless honesty in wild places, wild things and those occupations dependent on the land and sea.  They evoke in me a peaceful feeling not unlike that of going home.  My art seeks to convey this sense of peace and place to others.

If you want to truly see a thing, try to paint it.  While I don’t consider myself strictly a plein air artist, all of my paintings begin outside.  I have to spend time in a place or with an animal to experience it and see the light upon it. Continue reading “John E. Davis”