Light and shadows, strong values and composition define Maryland artist Sue Moses’ watercolor paintings. Animal and people portraits are favorite subjects for the accomplished sketch artist. Her involvement in art goes back to second grade when her award winning art was published in the local paper! Encouraged by and painting with, her artist mother, she focused on art throughout school, earning a Master of Fine Arts Degree at Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore. Teaching art and industrial arts in the NY & MD public schools, Sue honed her art skills, eventually channeling her energy to painting exclusively in watercolors. She has studied with accomplished artists such as Carolyn Gawarecki, Sterling Edwards, & Don Andrews.
An awarding winning artist with work in private collections in the US and Europe, Sue is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society & exhibits throughout the Mid-Atlantic region as well as being represented by several galleries. Recent exhibits include Rockville Artists League, winning 1st in Watercolor, Potomac Valley Watercolor Anniversary Exhibit at The Workhouse Arts Center, Brookside Gardens and St. Andrews Shows, solo show at Glenview Mansion, and the prestigious BWS Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition.
Other artistic endeavors include conducting workshops in MD and CO, painting demonstrations for the Annapolis Watercolor Club, Olney Art Association, and Rockville Art League in Rockville Town Square, murals, graphics for T-shirts and posters, publishing an illustrated book of poetry and Maryland’s Great Gardens, work published in an art book and advertizing magazines. She now devotes her God given talent to painting for shows, sales and commissions, as well as teaching watercolor in her home studio.
Gavin Glakas grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and started drawing about the time he started walking. He studied at Washington University in St. Louis and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Following graduation, he spent a year in Athens, Greece, working as an illustrator.
After returning to the U.S., Glakas spent a year and a half working on Capitol Hill as a Senate staffer. He had planned to go to law school, but after an eight-month illness culminating in the removal of a tumor from his lung at the age of 24, he decided to pursue his lifelong ambition of a career as an artist.
Glakas began showing his work in galleries almost immediately and has won numerous honors for his artwork, including awards from the Portrait Society of America and the Butler Institute of American Art. His paintings have been featured on NBC News and in American Art Collector, International Artist, Art Business News, Elan and The Strand magazines and exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the country.
Glakas’ paintings hang in the United States Capitol, the House of Representatives’ Armed Forces Committee, Georgetown University, The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach and the Ratner Museum in Bethesda, as well as numerous private collections.
The artist is represented by Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA and Charleston, SC. He paints full-time and teaches figure painting and drawing at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo, MD, as well as workshops in Tuscany and Palm Beach.