Barbara Vanderbilt

Artist Statement: The beauty of the trees and rock formations on the coast of Maine is something that I can never get enough of. I love their shapes and textures and the stories they tell. I try to convey the interplay between strength and delicacy. The contrast between the peacefulness of the moment and the…

Jeannette Martin

Jeannette Martin – Artist’s Statement I have always been interested in exploring not the shocking and new, but the mysterious qualities of the familiar.  I hope to make the viewers of my paintings aware of something they may already know but perhaps were not fully aware of.  I want to present my subjects in all…

Phyllis Janto

A native of Philadelphia, Phyllis studied design at the Moore Institute of Art. In 1954, she moved to New York City and began sculpting while attending Hunter College, graduating in 1962 with a B.F.A.  Among her teachers were painter William Baziotes (watercolor) and sculptor Tony Smith (graduate design).  In 1965, she graduated from the Pratt…

Leo Brooks

For years, in his hours off from his job as a linotype operator at the New York Times, Leo Brooks (1905-1993) visited the city’s museums and galleries. He admired modernist work. At age 60 he took his first art class, at the Art Students League. He loved the directness of watercolor and the freedom of…

Harriett Matthews

Matthews retired last year from her long tenure at Colby College.  She’d started there in 1966, founding the school’s sculpture program.  In the course of her career as an artist and professor she has made many trips, including a couple of year-long sabbaticals, to the eastern Mediterranean, most often to Greece.  Her fascination with Greek…