Artist of the Month Gallery

Welcome to our Artist of the Month Gallery!

Here you will be able to see the work of those members of the Mahoning Valley Watercolor Society who have been nominated as "Artist of the Month." Enjoy!

Betsy Ford, Artist

Artist of the Month – Betsy Ford

Thoughts on Painting: Both my parents were musicians, and they saw nothing useless or strange in the urge to make things. That means I was a very lucky kid. I loved to draw, paint, and write, and they always encouraged me. My father found my first art teacher, Heidi Elsaesser, and she helped me see …

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Artist of the Month – Dottie Bodnar

I have had a desire to do art work since taking art in high school, several art electives in college, and classes at the Butler. So as soon as I retired from teaching in the Youngstown City Schools,  I enlisted the help of my dear friend,  Mary Kay D’Isa, and she got me started in …

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Self Portrait

Artist of the Month – Ed Jones

Ed Jones – Artist of the Month Like most of us, I’ve always liked to draw. The Butler Art, Mill Creek Park and Mr Shatay, (St Pat’s’ art teacher) were my first inspirations. I continue to draw and paint because I have to. Oils are my favorite medium, but for health reasons, I’ve switched to …

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Red Flowers

Artist of the Month – Joan DeLucia

I have always loved watercolor, and I have studied with Bob Haverfield and Dagmar Amhrein. I started painting when I retired from teaching. As you can see from the pieces I’ve posted, I like to paint nature and seascapes. My favorite watercolor painter is Tony Crouch, and the historic artists I like best are the …

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Little Vase with Spring Flowers

Artist of the Month – Lotte Herwig-Erhardt

Since 1989 I have occasionally participated in watercolor workshops and in a number of group and one person shows. Apart from these workshops, I am primarily a self taught painter and woodcut printer. I receive my instruction from museum and exhibition visits. There I study and analyze great works of art and try to apply …

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Cyclamen with Frog

Artist of the Month – Sue Anzellotti

Suzanne Anzellotti- Artist of the Month I became interested in drawing when I was about 5 or 6 because my sister is an artist .   I took classes at the Butler Institute when I was young and had every Art class possible at Boardman High School. I Majored in Art at Miami U., Oxford OH …

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Terry Wittenauer, Artist

Artist of the Month – Terry Wittenauer

  I have always been inspired by art and so intrigued by those who are naturally talented.  The urge to draw, paint and create using many different mediums is something that I have always loved to do, but I always seem to return to watercolor as my favorite medium. View Some of My Paintings Art …

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Brenda Myers Cohen Artist of the Month Summer 2014

Artist of the Month Brenda Myers Cohen

     Since I've been drawing and painting my whole life I guess it's as much a part of me as hazel eyes and Morton's toe.      Right now my favorite things to do are painting, collage and teaching(sharing) art. The Watercolor and More class at the senior center every Wednesday from 10-12 is open to …

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