About the Artists:
Gloria Jewel Leitner
"I am instantly attracted to striking colors, shapes, and textures—both natural (as in sky, sea, or stone) and man-made (as in architecture or artifact). My photographs reflect this range of visual imagery. Whether a scene in my back yard, the Boston area, or abroad (from Paris to Poland, from Brussels to Spain), the click of my camera can permanently capture my vivid impressions. I’ve exhibited and sold photos at stores, galleries, and art fairs in the local area for several decades. I price my work affordably to enable as many people as possible to experience the sights that intrigue me.
I was born in Brooklyn, but have lived in a number of different places around the U.S. as well as in Canada. For the past 20 years I’ve lived in Arlington. My career has included both administrative/public relations work as well as a variety of literary pursuits: political speechwriting, book editing, free-lance journalism, and ten self-published collections of poetry."
"After designing jewelry for many years, I began acrylic fluid painting in 2017. This medium of painting allows me to explore different techniques, color matching and the opportunity to learn and grow. Once thought of as 'accidental painting,' this abstract form of painting appears in many fine galleries around the world.
I evolved in a few short months and began using brush and palette to create my artwork pieces. Then I participated in juried shows at the Danvers Art Association and won several ribbons. I was part of a 10 woman show, 'The Artisanal Ladies' at the Beebe Estate in Melrose and participated in the Melrose Arts Festival in April 2018 and 2019. Currently, my artwork is on display at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. My paintings have also been displayed at the Medford Public Library, Mystic Coffee Roasters and Howe Creative Studio and Gallery."
Martha IngolsMartha Ingols grew up in Providence, RI, where she took classes at Rhode Island School of Design from an early age. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College. She worked in theatre sewing costumes for sixteen years, and now uses her sewing skills to create quilts, bags, and other useful items. Martha lives in Arlington with her husband and daughter.
"I use fabric, paper, and other materials to make quilts, bags, and other fabric creations. I also work in photography, with favorite subjects being plants, animals, and abstract color fields. I love to work with bright colors and geometric forms to see how they interact with each other in unexpected ways. I also love to explore shape and composition, randomness and serendipity."