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118 W Main Street, Northville, MI 48167

248-347-1642

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Sunday 12 - 4
Monday - Wednesday 10 - 6
Thursday - Friday 10 - 7
Saturday 10 - 5

PAINTINGS/PHOTOGRAPHY

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P A I N T I N G S

  • JULIA DUFAULT MCGRATH
  • Julia is our current featured artist. Stop in to see an extensive collection of her paintings.

Art has always been a part of my life.  As a young child I remember pouring through pages of the works of Michelangelo, over and over, marveling at the paintings of the "Sistine Chapel" and his exquisite marbles.  Seeing the Sistine Chapel in person after studying it for so many years was a moving experience  I will never forget.

I doodled, drew and painted with markers or colored pencils.  My Grandfather was a designer for General Motors and he had hundreds of markers in every color imaginable.  It was a great treat for me to use them.  Then, one year under the Christmas Tree, I found my first set of brushes, paints and palette in a beautiful wooden box!

While attending University with the intent of getting a degree in Art History and traveling to Europe several times, my eyes and heart were opened to the vast world of inspiring and beautiful art.  I realized that I didn't just want to learn about art, my strong desire was to be an active participant and create art myself.  Witnessing history, myths, stories and the everyday lives of people recorded in paint and brush was a catalyst for my desire to paint and to be a part of that world.  I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in painting and a minor in Art History, which satisfied both my intellectual and creative needs.

Please visit JuliasWatercolors to read her complete artist bio and to see additional images of her paintings.


  • AMIRA LARORA GIVINS
  • Amira will be our featured artist at our November 3rd First Friday Experience. Her photography exhibit will run the month of November.
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  • About the Artist: With my work I hope to open the viewer’s mind to different realities, which show incidents that push the boundaries of our physical world. I create scenes using photographic compositing, which is a photograph made by combining several distinct photographs together using digital software. Photographing the scene, objects, subject, and elements is the first step of my process. Then I combine all the images together using digital software to create composition, lighting, and perspective. I love the idea of being able to create an atmospheric scene. Also, I loved the idea of painting and photography mixed together. My artistic ideal is to show a connection between humanity and mother nature. Also, to use surrealism to explore spirituality, unconscious desires, and the dream-scape. Even though each piece is a separate story, with a different message my body of work connects through the use of symbolism. I want the viewer to look at my work as if it were a metaphor. I hope to inspire the viewer and expand their viewpoint, while simultaneously, having my work be visually beautiful and dreamlike. Read Amira's complete artist bio.


  • ALAN CASADEI
  • Abstract painting makes us use our imagination, which is part of the reason why I enjoy it.
  • My paintings are a mixture and blend of many colors and textures. There are layers of paint to give it a feeling of depth and motion. 

PAMELA STODDARD


  • ALKA SINHA

  • I do various forms of art. I have taught myself a lot of new things: some by inspiration, some by a teacher, some by researching, and some by experimenting.  I do oil paintings on canvas. I do acrylic art on used wine or liquor bottles. I do joint compound art on tiles (inspired by Carolyn Kinnison). I do stain art on wood, which I never knew existed. I do resin art on wood and tiles, which is a new found love.  To me art and its forms are endless.


  • JULIE WOODARD

  • My paintings are inspired by the beauty of landscapes, seascapes,  and wildlife that is around us. My works can be realistic or embellished with abstract shapes and colors depending on where the brush or palette knife leads me. With alcohol inks, the medium is very unpredictable, and I enjoy creating paintings that are inspirational, emotional, and magical!

  •  JAN BAJEK
  • Flowtographic Floral Photography


  • ALEEA HIBBELN

  • In life, I’ve observed that the drab, boring, or even dark times seem to brighten the fun times.  A cloudy day brings coziness to a room lit with warm lights.  And so it is with my paintings.  I use drab colors to point to the energy of vivid colors and in turn those blah colors sing alongside the bright ones.

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  • B. ELTON TIMS
  • Watercolors
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  • KELLY WITTENBERG

  • Kelly's paintings are created using acrylic and textures paint with some of them embellished with medallions, pearls and dried flowers.
 

DENISE CASSIDY WOOD
  •  I have found great passion in creating the colors and textures which eventually bloom into a bold, vibrant flower.  Being inspired by vivid colors and dimensional texture, flowers provide a beautiful palette for me to explore.  Read more.
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P H O T O G R A P H Y

  • CHRIS BOEREMA
  • Drone Protography

 


JIM RITCHIE


PAUL VACHON


KIM KOZLOWSKI