Classically trained artist, Jo Ellen Reinhardt’s work has been shown in many museums, prestigious galleries, and exhibitions throughout the North East. Her work reflects the training she received at the New School of Classical Art in traditional methods of drawing and painting from life. She is a signature member of the renowned Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Academic Artists Association, and the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists. Her work has won numerous awards and has been featured in many publications including The Artists Magazine and American Art Collector.
Cate’s oil paintings are influenced by the Boston School tradition and Impressionism. During her high school and college years, she studied with her father, still-life painter Robert Douglas Hunter, and with Robert J. Cormier. From 2007-2008, Cate studied at The New School of Classical Art with Dana Levin. From 2007-2011, she deepened her study with workshops and criticism from Sam Vokey, David Curtis, Joseph McGurl, Stapleton Kearns and Don Demers. Cate is a member of the Cambridge Art Association and the Cape Cod Art Association, where she was the 2009 artist-in-resident. Her work has been exhibited nationally. In 2010, she received the "Outstanding Work" award at the Marblehead Festival of the Arts. She works primarily en pleine air or from life.
A classically trained, oil painter whose works can be found in private collections around the world, Tanya Harsch has been painting nearly her entire life. Growing up in Wisconsin, she was endlessly involved in art. She discovered what she was looking for in traditional academic training while studying abroad during college and taking classes at the Charles Cecil School in Florence, Italy. After completing her B.A. in English literature with a minor in fine art from Lawrence University, she returned to Florence to enroll at the Florence Academy of Art. Having completed the drawing program and part of the painting program, Tanya moved on to study briefly with artist Rebecca Harp and eventually moved to Chicago to complete her academic training at the Ravenswood Atelier.
Irina Parfenova received classical art education in School of Fine Arts in Penza, Russia, and a Master in Fine Arts Degree at Florida State University. Irina has been actively working and exhibiting for more than 15 years. Besides studio work, Irina has completed several public projects that include mural painting and logo design development. She participated in more than 40 national and international art shows, and is a recipient of a number of fine art and design awards. Irina`s art works can be found in private and public collections in the USA, France, Switzerland and Russia.
Jennifer has a B.E.S. in Educational and Counseling Psychology and has enjoyed teaching art to children, teens and adults in both school and gallery settings for the past 15 years. Before moving to New England in the fall of 2015, Jennifer taught K-12 art in Independence, MO, a suburb of Kansas City. In addition, Jennifer was a co-founder of Summit Art, a not-for-profit artist organization with over 100 artist members. Over the years, she served as President, Vice President and a Board Member of Summit Art, as well as co-chair for the Summit Art Festival. Jennifer was also the director of Got Art Gallery in Lee’s Summit, MO, where she taught art classes and helped develop the children’s art program at the Gallery. Jennifer is the former owner of Mural Magic, LLC, where she painted murals for corporate and residential clients, as well as designing sets and scenic painting for theater productions.
Frank’s study of aesthetics began as an undergraduate student in Literature and contained while working toward his Master’s Degree and during doctoral studies at Emory University. His knowledge of art has carried forward into his work in the theatre (he is the founder and a co-director of 4th Wall Stage Company) and in photography. Since graduating from the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts with a concentration in Photography, Frank’s specialty in architectural photography has been supplemented by his increasing interest in portraiture, fine art photography, and what he calls photojournalistic impressionism. Recent photographs have been exhibited in galleries throughout Massachusetts.
Christopher P. Reinhardt is a contemporary realist painter who is rooted in the technical traditions of the past. Independent of the many lessons provided by his wife, Dr. Reinhardt is largely self-taught. His art focuses mainly on figurative works. As an educated theoretical physicist, the high degree of problem-solving necessary to develop a successful portrait or figurative work is what attracts Dr. Reinhardt to this style of art. His work has been selected for many prestigious fine art competitions and he is a signature member of the Academic Artists Association and the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists.