Triangle Art Studios Artists
After several years working as a lawyer, Jill Newman retired her law books to focus on her artistic endeavors. In 2011 she discovered needle-felting and it quickly became her medium of choice. Her work has appeared in Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville, MD, the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA, and the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture in Glen Echo, MD. She was a member artist at the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in Alexandria, VA from 2015-2016 and in 2017 and 2018 attended the Celebration of Textiles at The George Washington University Textile Museum to lead a needle-felting demonstration. In addition to making art, Jill discovered a passion for teaching and created Zazzy Peacock Studios which offers classes, parties and summer camps.
María Quezada is a painter who has fostered her profound love and appreciation for art since she was young. An admirer of realism in art as expressed by the Old Masters, she also has a fascination with the sensitivity of colors used by the impressionistic and modern artists. María paints landscapes, still lifes, portraits and figures. Her work has been featured in several group exhibits including at The National Arts Program in Baltimore, MD, Yellow Barn in Glen Echo, MD, VisArt Gallery in Rockville, MD and Art League Gallery in Alexandria, VA. Before focusing on art fulltime, María studied commercial art and worked in the business. She later went on to study at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, successfully completing the Art Certificate Program. She further honed her skills and continued her studies at the Art League in Alexandria, VA.
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Barb Siegel is an oil painter and illustrator. She is also a registered architect and award-winning artist in collections around the world and a Plexus Institute Catalyst. In addition to creating fine art, Barb is a graphic novelist and is anticipating the upcoming publication of her novel, "The Shattered Sky." She also specializes in visual practice; the practice of drawing on large sheets of paper as a person follows an idea. As a past president of the Gifted and Talented/Learning Disabled (GTLD) Network, she developed a working knowledge of neuro-psychology and strategies for learning and thinking. Barb has experience designing and delivering workshops in creativity, graphic recording, and thinking skills for a variety of groups. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. After receiving her master’s degree, she studied sculpture with Bert Schmutzhart and F.L. Wall at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and several years later studied printmaking at Montgomery College, Takoma Park.
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