In the Studio with Allison Malafronte

In the Studio: Maggie Siner

by Allison Malafronte

Perceptual painting has gained popularity in recent years, but Maggie Siner has been approaching her art with this philosophy for well over three decades. A believer that painting is a matter of visual perception—"For me, there is no real difference between sea or sky, stones or flowers…there are colors and shapes"—Siner finds... More »

In the Studios: John C. Traynor

by Allison Malafronte

Over the forty-four years that John C. Traynor has been painting, he has watched the art world transition in ways that few traditional painters could have anticipated. This native New Jerseyian was plein air painting well before it was a trend; traveled and trekked the world in search of simple beauty with nary a social-media... More »

In the Studio: Mia Bergeron

by Allison Malafronte

Mia Bergeron has made major strides as painter over the last decade, and this Chattanooga, Tennessee artist appears poised to turn yet another pivotal corner in the coming year. Playing and experimenting with representation, abstraction, and various types of media, while simultaneously freeing her schedule to focus on... More »

In the Studio: Alia El-Bermani

by Allison Malafronte

North Carolina artist Alia El-Bermani’s figurative paintings have always stood outamong fellow realists for that slight hint of something extra—a flair and edginess, if you will, that manifests in straightforward, whimsical, and evensatirical ways. These subtle metaphors and modernistic tendencies are becoming increasingly more... More »