Just like Andy Warhol, Barbara Tyler Ahlfield has moved from a thriving career as a fashion illustrator to success as a fine artist. Rather than pen and ink, she works in oil on canvas, preferring the large scale of four feet by five feet.
With a strong foundation in formal art training, Barbara studied at Ohio State University, Columbus College of Art & Design and the Schuler School of Fine Arts. Now a resident of Baltimore, Maryland, Barbara says she has been influenced by her turn-of-the-century home in a historic district. “I am surrounded by history, antiques and an environment that echoes a more genteel era,” she says. “I feel that this has infused my artwork with a striving for elegance and classic foundations in my figurative painting.”
Setting her portraits apart is her background in art. As lead fashion illustrator for Lord & Taylor, she saw her double-page illustrations in the Sunday edition of the New York Times. “I have been honing my skills in ‘romancing’ the human face and form for many years … my expertise is in capturing my subjects at their beautiful/handsome best, while still being instantly recognizable with their essence intact.”
Award winning artist and teacher, Kathleen Lack, works in oils and pastels, specializing in the portrait and figure. She has garnered many family portrait commissions with up to eight people in a single portrait. As with her portraits and figurative work, the body language and environment is informal, relaxed and fluid: kids playing at the beach, climbing trees, observing nature - people being themselves.
Kathleen's work includes paintings of “The Ballet”, a Western theme entitled ”Boots, Hats, & Horses”, “Musicians” and “Figuratives”.
Kathleen is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, California Art Club and Marin Museum of Contemporary Art.
To see more of Kathleen's work visit her website:
36" x 36", oil on canvas, $4,500.00 USD
oil on canvas, 30"x 40", $4600.00
oil on canvas, 60" x 36", $5,000.00
Oil on canvas, 60” x 36”, $5,000.00
Top of the Mountain
oil on canvas,
Making Faces II
oil on canvas, 24” x 30”, $2,000.00
oil on canvas
oil on canvas,
Oil on canvas, 12” x 12”, $900.00
Oil on canvas, 58” x 28”, $4,500.00
The Violinist II
oil on canvas, 20” x 20”, $1,200.00
oil on canvas, 30” x 22”, $2,000.00
Oil on canvas, 48” x 36”, $4,900.00
Oil on canvas, 12” x 12”, $700.00
Four at the Bar II
oil on canvas, 12” x 10”, $850.00
Cathy Locke is a contemporary figurative artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her art practice includes explorations with not only the figure but its environment. Throughout her career she has continued to explore combining traditional and abstracted styles. Cathy holds a B.F.A. from Art Center College of Design and a M.F.A. from the Academy of Art University, both with honors. She currently teaches a variety of figurative courses for the graduate department at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Cathy has received accolades for her work from the Pastel Society of America, Art Directors Club of New York, Society of Illustrators in Los Angeles, Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, the Pastel Journal and Campaign Papers. She has also received two Pastel 100 Awards, placing her as one of the top 100 pastelists in the world. Cathy's work has been collected by civic institutions, colleges and universities, and private patrons across the United States, Canada and Europe.
Cathy is a member of Oil Painters of America, the Portrait Society of America and the California Art Club.
Movement in 5
20" x 24", oil on canvas, gold floater frame, $2,000.00 USD
oil on panel with gold crackle floater frame, 20” x 16”, $1,250.00 USD
Trio in Red
oil on canvas, 20” x 24”, $2,000.00
Side x Side
oil on paper, 12" x 16", white silk matt in silver frame, $850.00 USD
oil on mylar, 18" x 22", mounted with frame bolts, $1,500
oil on panel, 16" x 12", $800
oil on panel, 16" x 12", black floater frame, $800.00
oil on canvas, 24” x 30”, $2,000.00
oil on panel in gold frame, 20” x 16”, $1,850.00
Oil on panel, 18” x 18”, $1,500.00
Oil and cold wax on canvas, 48” x 48”, $5,000.00
oil and cold wax on canvas, 48" x 60", $8,500.00
pastel, framed with museum glass, 40" x 40", $3,500.00
French artist, Veronica Schmitt, was born in Paris where she completed a master degree in art at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts. Formerly an illustrator and graphic designer, Veronica left her previous career to become a fine art painter when she moved to the United States. Veronica is now an accomplished artist and her work has been selected for various exhibitions in art galleries and solo shows. She has received numerous awards and her work has been published in several art magazines.
Veronica's artwork captures the natural beauty of everyday life. She invites the viewer to slow down and enjoy fleeting peaceful moments that celebrate color. Veronica creates a sense of mystery with her work as she invites the viewer to speculate about the stories that are being depicted.
Figures and urban landscapes are Veronica's main subjects, particularly those that often go unnoticed. Veronica's paintings are snapshots of life in which her eye is the voyeur of situations she encountered throughout her travels in Europe and United States.
Veronica is an Associate Artist member of the California Art Club. She lives and paints in Irvine, California.
36" x 12", acrylic on canvas, black floater frame, $2,100.00 USD
18" x 18", acrylic on canvas
Alleyway of Arches
acrylic on canvas, black floater frame, 18" x 36", $2,100.00
Planters Seed & Spices Co.
acrylic on canvas, black floater frame, 30" x 15", $1,900.00
acrylic on canvas, black floater frame, 24" x 8", $1,200.00
acrylic on gesso board, 3 light wood floater frames, 6" x 18", $750.00
acrylic on gesso board, black frame, 9" x 12", $600.00
Grand Central Market
acrylic on canvas, black floater frame, 30" x 24", $2,000.00
Behind the Counter
acrylic on canvas, black floater frame, 15" x 30", $1800.00
Late Night Coffee
acrylic on canvas, maple wood frame, 15" x 30", $1800.00
acrylic on wood, black floater frame, 14" x 11", $750.00
Margarita Kolobova was born in a small town south of St. Petersburg. She began painting when she was just one year old and never hesitated about her future profession, knowing she would be an artist. A recent graduate of the Repin Academy of Fine Arts, she works mostly in oil on canvas. Margaritapaints still lifes, landscapes, portraits, and figurative paintings. Margarita maintains a studio near the Repin Academy.