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that they all have a story to tell, and Janet’s
work often explores this fact.”
The paintings of Cleveland-based artist
Leigh Bongiorno focus on often forgotten
or marginalized people, such as the
homeless or the transgender couple who
inspired her work Love. “I look for subjects
who have an authentic story to tell,” she
says. “They are real, they are human and
I want the people who experience my
work to recognize their humanity and feel
empathy for them.”

Brooke Harker’s paintings of cityscapes
draw inspiration from moments of synchron-
icity when strangers and elements of an
urban setting unknowingly collaborate.
“Women in stride have often been the focal
point of many of my paintings,” she says.
“The curiosity I feel toward how they navi-
gate through their lives helps me evaluate
my own life and give credit to the strength it
takes for anyone to walk their path.”
Chantel Lynn Barber paints impres-
sionistic artwork in a variety of subjects,

including narrative figures and portraits
that capture the likeness of her sitters in a
whirl of color and texture. Australian artist
Colley Whisson says, “Chantel Barber’s
work is a wonderful collection of dynamic
brush marks, contrasted with accurately
placed edges. It’s a true delight to view.”
Canadian artist Cindy Sorley-
Keichinger paints both animals and flora,
tending to focus her work on the natural

  1. Lotton Gallery, Outside the Castle, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12", by Mary Alayne Thomas. 28. Claudia Seymour, Au Provence, oil on linen, 20 x 18" 29. Claudia Seymour,
    Fish Out of Water, oil on linen/panel, 10 x 20" 30. Lotton Gallery, In the Juniper, encaustic on panel, 18 x 14", by Mary Alayne Thomas. 31. Chantel Lynn Barber, Ponytail,
    acrylic on linen panel, 10 x 10" 32. Lotton Gallery, Writing Haiku, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12", by Mary Alayne Thomas. 33. Kathleen Gary Farthing, Morning Light on the
    Meadow, oil, 12 x 24" 34. Chantel Lynn Barber, The Artist’s Muse, acrylic on panel, 9 x 6" 35. Kate Aubrey, Still Point, watercolor, 30 x 16" 36. Rebecca Martin, Day at the
    Beach, oil, 16 x 20"

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