Joyce McCarten has lived in Northern Virginia and has a studio in Falls Church. She has traveled the world in search of the colors, surfaces and structures that satisfy her artistic eye. Her earliest memory of a visual influences is her visit to the tulip fields of Holland when she was seven.
This experience influenced her love of color exhibited in her vibrant oil abstracts.
McCarten studied art at Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University and the Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington D.C. Joyce has painted and taught art classes in the U.S., Africa, China and Europe. Her paintings are in both public and private collections and she is often commission to make a painting for a specific site. Her favorite places are Italy, Provence and Montana. McCarten is a recipient of a 2012 Strauss Fellowship Award from the Arts Council of Fairfax County.
April 28th - Marvel Adams
Marvel Adams has been an artist in the Northern Virginia area for many years. She works in acrylics and watercolors and other media, But one of her most recent artistic endeavors is designing and selling silk scarves. She started using dyes to paint silk scarves which are quick and fabulous. She doesn’t use stretchers or squeezies which is what most of us think of when we think of fabric art.
Marvel will be doing a demonstration for the McLean Art Society at the Dolly Madison Library on Ingleside Road in McLean on Friday, April 28 from 11-12 noon. This demo is open and free to the public.