amagansett fine arts festival

These are the artists of the 2021 June Amagansett Fine Arts Festival.

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Domenico Belli: I have been creating primitive and modern sculptures from reclaimed steel for several years now. My skills of heating, bending and welding metals all give different spectacular results. The skill coupled with my passion for excellence and integrity into designing metal and shaping into an art form is appreciated and valued by my clients.

Ruth Davis I have lived on Cape Cod for 40 years, so I am profoundly influenced by the beautiful watery landscapes that surround me. The marshes change color with each season, and take on new looks with sunrise and sunset. The light is sometimes not to be believed.

John Deng: I hope my work transcends the ordinary landscape to express the drama and the story of the places and its people. Much of my work is shot in China because my emotion and enthusiasm flows from these places. Art originates from the heart, while its structure and expression are full of technique.

John Denis: My work is hand formed and sculpted by fusing glass and acrylic.  Each piece is individually sculpted offering a smooth side as well as a textured side giving the work both depth and dimension.

Tim Doubrava

Melissa Fego The Fego Gioielli line offers uniquely designed statement necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Each piece is carefully handcrafted, using only the finest rare gemstones and high quality materials, sourced from places such as Italy and India. The large scale necklaces boast effervescent gems, featuring Dentritic or Peruvian Opals, Carnelians and Chrysophase paired with 18kt Vermeil or Sterling Silver.

Matt Gabel “It is extremely challenging carrying on day to day as an artist. One has to make changes almost daily to stay sustainable, relevant, and sane,”

Annie Gudis: This season my work is about some of the special places in my life expressed through drafting, painting and color. The integrating element of the paintings is the sky. Rather than the sky being part of the negative space, I see it as an integral partner in the
compositions. 

Eric Heitmann: My vibrant paintings are a spectacular celebration of nature.  Whether a majestic seaside marsh, a wispy golden field, or a sparkling waterfall, you cannot help but feel the joyousness of God's creation.  My kaleidoscope of colors draw you into an ethereal place and instill a sense of unity, we are all one on this journey;  excited to share together this magnificent world created for us.  A place where paint smiles.

Kiersten Heitmann: The shimmering vintage silks and satins from amazing women around the globe have a history that is tangible.  The emotions embedded in the fabric are expressed through free form stitch work accented with brilliant hand sewn beads and stones. The result is a contemporary piece of art that is filled with a passion from the past.

Richard Hilgendorff After more than two decades working in the field of construction, my architecture background and my photography hobby finally found each other. I started my photography business with a focus on architectural photography. 

 

Angus Macaulay is a St. Petersburg artist specializing in painting on canvas with acrylic while integrating fabrics and objects found in the daily routines of our society.

​This artist synthesizes impressionistic brush strokes with modern fixtures to produce a uniquely attractive style of art perfect for the home and office.

 

Mark MacKinnon The beach/ocean imagery that I photograph is a reflection of growing up in SoCal, before moving to NY over 20 years ago. I try to capture the essence of the surf and sand culture in a way that transcends the images that adorn postcards and magazines stereotypes. High resolution captures that are enhanced to create unreality in subtle ways that capture the mood the smell and the feeling of the oceans

Kathryn Maher My work combines visual discovery and the spontaneity of paint on canvas to communicate a reverence for fleeting details, capturing a single moment in the natural world.

Jackie Maloney is an illustrator based in Hampton Bays, NY. Her whimsical & often humorous illustrations are inspired by her love of the beach, fresh food & spending time outside. 

David Margolis It is like another world was formed that coincides with the one I had been living in. Shapes...repetitive patterns... blocks of colors all came to the forefront of my sight. I tend to see color first now and then break the image down in my mind into its raw form. 

Brian Murphy has committed himself to capturing on canvas the scenic environment throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The same majestic landscapes and seascapes that inspired early California Plein Air painters such as: Edgar Payne, Hanson Puthuff and William Wendt provide audience to the artist’s unrestrained style.

David Oleski has found a voice in his version of an intense scrutiny of the world around him. Following in the footsteps of the 19th century Impressionists, he continues to explore increasingly fragmented views of simple still lifes. He captures a sense of rhythm and atmosphere with sophisticated colors, and thick and deliberate brushwork.

Virginia Peacock As a ‘colorist’ my eye is constantly seeking out new color combinations and hues which is reflected in my work. I enjoy working with women on their jewelry selections, it pleases me to know that I will be with them for that special event or just knocking around the house in a new statement piece by yours truly.

 

Bruce Reinfeld’s personal philosophy focuses on the belief that beauty surrounds us all. It exists even in the most common people, animals and things. However, the distraction of our daily lives blinds us to this beauty, leaving us to just pass them without providing the appropriate recognition to their existence. Bruce’s mission is to direct us to see the beauty in unusual things, like the Lone Star Bus, Bull’s horn’s, a rusting Cadillac or the palm trees of Coconut Grove.

Barbara Ruble

Lyn Sedlak-Ford: There is a dance that takes place. I initiate the process using my ideas, and the techniques that I have been developing over the past twenty-nine years. The art piece then begins to guide me. Together we explore, experiment, push the boundaries of myself and the materials that I use.

Jonathan Spector is a photographer and surfer from Long Beach, NY. His interest in photography started twelve years ago when he became a guidance counselor at a Long Island high school. Ironically, Jonathan spends most of the day advising teenagers about being responsible and counseling them on risky behaviors.

Richard Speedy Richard worked in the advertising world for 35 years. He shot many award winning ad campaigns and annual reports for companies including Sony, Bennetton, J&J, Mobil and Lenox to name just a few.

In 2012 he closed his studio and since then has been shooting personal projects.  Of late his focus has been on coastal imagery, where the land meets the sea.

Joni Sarah White’s original paintings cover the needs of any home decor. Her series include but are not limited to: Abstract, Botanical, Equine, and Seascape. She also creates Portraits by commission from your photograph.

Paul Willsea What inspires and motivates us is the never ending search for the right color, the perfect proportions and gratitude of working together doing something we love.

Bernard Zalon: I don’t believe in artists’ statements. I think the work should speak for itself.  However, sometimes I get ideas and illustrate them, sometimes I see things and draw them.  Sometimes it’s a combination of the two.

 

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