Meet the instructors

DSC_0242Tom Mullany is a painter, sculptor, muralist, and cartoonist, and is also co-owner of Mullany Art Studios. His paintings and sculpture have been exhibited widely, and his artwork is included in many private and corporate collections. The content of his work is varied, and extends from historical to contemporary imagery, using the figure, the landscape, and architecture. Tom grew up in the DC area and graduated from the Corcoran College of Art + Design.  His work can be seen here at tommullany.com.  He is represented locally by R.H. Ballard in Washington, Va. and at Haley Fine Art in Sperryville, Va

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DSCF8725After graduating from the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Kerrie Mullany‘s first job was working on the restoration of the 100 year old scraffito designs on the  walls of the Hotel Washington, in DC. Soon after, she and her husband, Tom Mullany, formed Mullany Art Studios, where she has worked for over 25 years as a decorative painter. In her personal work, Kerrie likes to make sculpture out of plaster and wood. She has taught art to children in schools, and in her studio. She and Tom have raised two boys, both now in college. During their childhood, she guided them through countless art projects.

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GUEST ARTISTS

Photo on 2012-06-03 at 15.08Barbara Heile studied at American University, receiving a BA (’76) and an MFA (’82) in Painting.
Three years teaching drawing and painting at Lord Fairfax Community College laid the formal foundation for her inspiring private classes. A life long practice in meditation has woven itself with embodiment practices into the form her workshops now take in Spontaneous Painting. “My work continues to take the form it desires. In oil, water media or writing, I flow with this creative desire.” Her work can be seen at River District Arts in Sperryville, VA in Studio 3 and also at the Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill, Va.
The writing muse often leads her to www.sistermotherbeloved.blogspot.com
See more about Barbara’s oil painting and process here womanhappytobepaintingandmusing.wordpress.com/
And more about her work in spontaneous painting here happytobewomanpainting.blogspot.com/
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DSCF3008Donna La Pré is native to New England, but has been a Rappahannock County resident for 19 years. Donna says she “lives and works in slow processes of beauty-making: in the garden, in the studio, in thinking”. An artist, she believes, moves behind the veil of the senses, inspired by the subtle worlds. You can see more about Donna and her wonderful creations here on her website: donnalapre.com

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DSCF3333 Candace Clough has worked as a professional landscape gardener for 25 yrs, and has worked in the mixed media arts for 10 years. Her mosaics have been included in several juried shows and in 2009, her work, Sidonea menageria, was one of 18 chosen from 500 international entries to be featured in the annual Mosaic Art Now publication. Her most recent large scale piece, “The Cat Couch”, debuted at our warehouse during RAAC’s 2015 Art Tour.

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DSCF3266Charles Flickinger is a sculptor, installation artist, and teacher living in Nelson County, Virginia. Flick graduated from the Corcoran School of Art+Design in 1986 and has exhibited his artwork widely over the years. He has taught classes at numerous places throughout the region including at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., Virginia Commonwealth University, the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD as well as Washington Studio School in Washington, D.C.

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IMG_3769bNina Shepardson entered the magical world of decorated egg shells more than 30 years ago, cutting openings in the shells and filling them with tiny dioramas to give to friends and family as Christmas ornaments. Nine years ago she was introduced to the art of Pysanky, the Ukrainian style of egg decorating that uses a wax resist process similar to batik, and fell in love with it. While Pysanky is considered more of an Easter tradition, Nina works on eggs year round creating both traditional designs and contemporary ones.

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pivarnikCarole Pivarnik is a self taught Virginia artist whose work celebrates our positive relationships with companion animals, the rhythms of rural life, and good shepherding of the land. She works primarily in watercolor and oils, both in the studio and  en plein air. Carole belongs to the Canine Art Guild, the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, and Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle, and is the author of DOGGITUDE: What Dogs REALLY Think- In 17 Sassy Syllableswww.doggitude.com).

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