Nurture to Nature
Showing May 2nd - May 26th
Artist Reception - Thurs., May 3rd 5:30PM -8:30PM
Come meet, mingle, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and some lite bites with Kristi and Joan! (Open to the Public)
Kristi Spillman Gilfillan
Kristi’s love of art began as a young girl sneaking into her mother and grandmother’s art classes. She graduated from Bucknell University with majors in Studio Art and Mathematics. Continuing on to earn a M.S. in Interior Design from Drexel University, Kristi focused her creative eye on the three dimensional design of interior spaces. When she stopped working full time to raise her family, she redirected her focus to oil painting. She draws much of her inspiration from Chester County countryside, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. She is a member of Artists Circle and Flying Colors Fine Art groups and shows her work locally in galleries, shows, and Plein Air events.
Joan Spillman grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and majored in fine art at Chatham University. After moving to northern Virginia, she continued her studies at the Corcoran School of Art and lessons with Robert White in the “trompe l’ oeil” technique. A return to Pennsylvania sparked an interest in watercolors in order to capture the beauty of the countryside and historic buildings.
About ten years ago, Joan began spending more time in Martha’s Vineyard where she was influenced by the “plein air” painters of that region, the incredible yellow light, and unique natural subject matter for seashore and bucolic landscapes. She squeezed oil paints on her palette and embraced a touch of Impressionism in her work. Oils have been her medium of choice ever since.
She has exhibited in numerous shows and galleries in Martha’s Vineyard, New Jersey, Maryland and the Philadelphia area.