The Huntington Arts Council, Main Street Gallery is proud to announce the next of our Invitational Gallery Shows. This show, “The FAB 4” features the work of Donna Harlow Moraff, Marie Sheehy-Walker, Angela Stratton and Kathleen Ullman and will be on display from April 21 – May 7, 2016. The artist opening is on Friday, April 29, 6-8 pm at the Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington. This is a free event. All are welcome to attend.
The Invitational Gallery Shows are a Huntington Arts Council opportunity for small groups of artists to participate in a shared exhibit in our Main Street Gallery. This particular exhibit pairs the work of four of our extremely talented female artist members.
Donna Harlow Moraff, a well known portrait artist who also expresses her love of seascapes, landscapes, flowers and animals in her award winning paintings. Working in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oils and black and white media Donna’s work has been exhibited in numerous venues; Chelsea Center, The Hutchins Gallery at C.W. Post, The Shelter Rock Art Gallery and South Street Seaport Museum to name a few. She is frequently asked to demonstrate her technique, has acted as an Artist in Residence at the Garden City High School and is a member of the faculty at the Art League of Long Island.
Marie Sheehy-Walker started painting when she as in high school and went on to earn her BFA from Rosemont College in the early 70’s. She went on to study under Robert Brackman and Robert Beverly Hale at the Arts Students League of NY. Since that time she has worked on creating her own art and teaching drawing and painting in her own home studio. Painting in oil, pastel an watercolor, Marie focuses on still life and landscapes with inspiration taken directly from nature. Listed in Who’s Who in American Art since 1984, Marie is a member of many organizations including a signature member of Pastel Society of America. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards and exhibited in many galleries and museums including the National Academy of Design and the National Arts Club.
Angela Stratton was inspired to become an artist while working at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Educated in the tradition of academic realism at The Reilly League of Artists Inc. under Cesare Borgia, her emphasis was on oil techniques. Currently she shares her love for creating by teaching drawing and painting to adults and teens. Since the late 1970’s her work has been on exhibit in juried and group shows and hung in private collections around the globe. Angela is currently affiliated with Salmagundi Club, American Women Artists, Portrait Society of America and Suburban Art League to name a few.
Kathleen Ullman’s formal training began at the Butler Institute in Youngstown Ohio under Clyde Singer. She graduated from Ohio University, with a BFA majoring in painting and Fine Arts History. Always interested in faces and capturing their likeness as the focus of her art, Kathleen spent Summers drawing Children’s portraits in Hyannis. Sometime later she studied at the Art Students League under John Howard Sanden. Commissioned for numerous portraits and exhibiting in many juried shows her medium of choice continues to be pastels while focusing on capturing the unique personality of each of her subject.