My first love is photography! However, after joining TRAC I realized there was so much more art out there that I NEEDED to try. The members of TRAC were and still are so inspirational to me. I started "playing" with epoxy resin and a whole new world opened to me. Combining my photographs with resin art was just wild. After taking some basic drawing and painting classes, I've started doing acrylic abstract painting.
So I guess at this point in my art career, I would consider myself a Mixed Media Artist.
To me, art is everywhere, something as simple as a folded piece of paper can get my mind and creative juices flowing!
Never stop learning, never stop seeing, never stop creating!
Primarily a printmaker, I continue to practice a variety of mediums. I'm constantly looking to challenge myself to learn something new. I work in Linocut, oils, acrylics and charcoal. To limit myself to one would be to stifle my growth and development as an artist.
I'm inspired by the art communities that I participate in.
Toms River Artist Community,
Ocean County Artists Guild, OCArtistsguild.org
Art has always been a part of my life and my passion. Immersing myself in many art classes and surrounding myself with creative influences all my life has allowed me to be a self-taught artist. I see inspiration everywhere! My art consists of mixed mediums, with acrylic being my preferred. I find the materials I use both influence the form and content of my work.
My creative energy takes me in many directions. The patterns of my work show that I am drawn to the element of water, the placement of light, and the never ending designs of architecture.
Creative Handmade Chainmaille jewelry using chainmaile weaves like 4 in 1, helm, byzantine, dragon scale and box. Custom made for your size specifications. This beautiful jewelry weaved in aluminum and copper make wonderful gifts.
Wahgo is new to TRAC this year. He is the owner of Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Ocean County Mall is a community coffee shop serving a selection of globally inspired drinks with a focus on using real ingredients. Complementing our drinks are a selection of light fare, pastries, and deserts
Sweetwaters is due to open this spring in the new section of the mall. TRAC Artists will be filling his walls with art. Wahgo believes in community, with his prior financial background Wahgo is a tremendous addition to our Board of Directors.
Yvonne Yaar has loved art since she was a young girl. She is especially interested in the medium of glass- intrigued by its transparency, color and light-reflecting qualities. She began her full time career as a glass artist in 2006.
YVONNE IS THE FOUNDER OF TRAC
After receiving an undergraduate degree from State University College at Oneonta, Nancy studied figurative art for over 6 years at the Reilly League of Artists in White Plains, New York, and at the New York Academy of Art in New York City. It was at the latter where she developed her classical style and knowledge of face, figure, and form. While accepting private commissions, Nancy also taught classes in portrait and figure painting and drawing, both at her own studio and at various artists guilds in the New York/New Jersey area. Nancy currently maintains a studio in Toms River, New Jersey.
Commissions - classes - events
"From a very young age I fell in love with ART and MUSIC. These two forms of expression became the bane of my existence. I come from a long line of Czech and Irish Artists on both sides of my family. Growing up with parents who encouraged my talents has inspired me to follow my heart and commit myself to further develop these God given talents...ultimately, allowing me to create the life of my dreams!
As a young aspiring Artist, I won several competitions and since have continued to gain many Accolades in the Art and Music scenes. My work is now in many collections across the globe; from museums to private collections and my music is enjoyed worldwide. I continue to exhibit my art and perform live with various bands. I am currently also writing a book !
Most of my work is available for purchase. I am also available for commissioned paintings and singing engagements. May God bless you and yours and may all your dreams come true !"- Karen Wallo
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