A local group of young illustrators have banded together for an exhibition of modern illustration techniques. When many people hear the word “illustration”, they envision traditional methods like pencil drawings and watercolor. For this group of diverse artists, all mediums are fair game. This exhibition features a mix of techniques including digital art, 3-D sculptures, cut paper, collage, mixed media, as well as traditional watercolor, acrylic, and oil illustrations.
The show is free and runs from February 21- April 3, 2013 with an opening reception on Thursday, March 7th from 5-7pm at the Madison Arts Cinema, Madison, Connecticut.
Artists featured: Dan Cogan, Lauren Coulter, Kate Decusati, Alex DeFranzo, Kevin Klakouski, Dominique Monroe, Wendy Natter, Mildred Paulino and Emily Petrillo.
About the Illustrators
Dan’s energetic use of acrylic and watercolor plus his unique perspective verily explode on canvas and paper. He is currently working on illustrating a children’s adventure story that he wrote.
Lauren’s fondness for steam punk and figural drawing have inspired her to develop her own graphic novel in that genre. She is currently working on character development and illustrations in digital and watercolor for another children’s storybook project.
Kate’s attention to detail and appreciation of fantasy and video game art combined to forge a passion for fantastical digital illustration. She is currently working on digital illustrations for a self-written graphic novel.
Balancing two diverse worlds, Alex utilizes his iPad to create thoroughly modern digital art as well as spending hours picking away with tiny brushes at traditional trompe l’oil paintings.
Kevin is a three dimensional artist. He has experimented in cut paper sculpture and paper engineering as well as clay modeling. His current project combines rich watercolor with cut paper design.
Dominique has been creating her own characters since she was a child. Seguing from her early work in Copic marker and watercolor illustrations to digital medium, she now works mainly digitally on conceptual designs for games and movies.
Wendy enjoys editorial illustration where she can use humor to communicate and comment on social issues. She employs digital drawing, collage and cut paper, as well as traditional medium to create her illustrations and is also a plein air and portrait painter.
Mildred has ventured from her customary style of creating gentle and serene watercolor children’s book illustrations to experimenting with bold, vibrant, celebrity portraits in acrylic paint.
Emily’s methodical yet whimsical style has surfaced in a series of lively mixed media theater posters. She is also producing a series of wire and watercolor illustrations for a children’s book.
About the Madison Arts Cinema
The Madison Art Cinemas provides a highly personalized movie-going experience. The Madison Art Cinemas plays first-run independent art and upscale foreign and domestic films. It is used as a center for community activity with many local organizations using the theatre for fundraisers and community events. The Madison Art Center is located at 761 Boston Post Road, Madison, Connecticut 06443 (203) 245-3456.