C.F. Payne is an artist-illustrator whose artwork has graced the covers of Time MagazineReaders DigestSports IllustratedThe New York Times Book Review and Sunday MagazineMAD Magazineder SpiegelU.S. News and World ReportThe Atlantic MonthlyTexas MonthlyBoys Life and more. He has been commissioned to paint countless politicians, authors and entertainers. He has illustrated ten children’s picture books, including The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Micawber, written by John Lithgow.

His artwork has been exhibited at The Cincinnati Art Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration, The Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design and numerous college and university galleries.


Sylvie Griselle: My training was attending lectures by watercolourist Thionvillois for two years. Thereafter I conducted workshops and internships. I participated in many exhibitions and competitions that have brought me to the days of honorable awards both in France and abroad .

From 1980 to 1985 I exhibited in several galleries (Nancy , Strasbourg , Thionville , Basel) . 

From 2012 I have participated in many events on watercolor such qu'Uckange , Namur, the Biennale de Saint Pol de Léon , Montgermont , and also the festival Gaillon I also attend the show this Confluences in Aiguillon fall.

My passion for watercolor inspired me to explore the different techniques in the landscape, animal theme , but it is especially the portrait that inspires me. I try to translate with this amazing medium of watercolor , emotions and feelings of my characters.


J.M. Reyes is a Spanish artist born and brought up in Valencia, the artist now lives and works as an artist in Madrid, but as an art student he travelled extensively, visiting galleries in almost every European country. 

This considered oil painter has developed an Avant-garde reputation for his exotic and sumptuous underwater and still life works. 

His luminous paintings invite appreciators of both traditional and contemporary art to gaze in awe at these almost hyper realistic marvels.

Jose Manuel’s work has been exhibited successfully across Spain and Portugal, in cities including Barcelona, Seville, Lisbon and Sintra. In 2010 he was the winner of the Figueras/Roses Newcomers Art Prize.


Leon Lippert (1863-1947) painted from his own studio in downtown Cincinnati for nearly 60 years. Noted for his portraiture, the artist also left behind a versatile body of art that includes life studies, landscapes, still lifes, murals, church paintings and commercial illustrations.

He is represented in the Cincinnati Art Museum with "Fountain Square 1929" and an engaging portrait of his "Young Apprentice." Much of his other work is in family collections or with other collectors.



Gisele Hurtaud: French artist born in 1959, I live on the Atlantic coast near La Rochelle. A member of the Society of Pastellists of France, I realize portraits pastel for twenty years.
The portrait fascinates me; Translating an expression, a feeling, giving life to a face are constantly renewed challenges. Through my delicate portraits, I try toconvey emotions, that of a look, an attitude, a moment.
The authenticity and serenity of the peoples of Asia and especially the peoples of the Himalayas, guardians of their culture and religion, the strength that these people exude and their inner peace affect me particularly.
I participate in many exhibitions devoted to the art of pastel. The different prizes won and the public eye on my works encourage me to always progress.
My works appear in public and private collections in France and abroad.
I run internships where I try to share my passion.
My work has been the subject of several articles in specialized magazines.


Relationships are what Debra J. Marvin’s artwork is all about. Deb specializes in pet portraits, and her clients often comment on how well she captures each animal’s attitude towards its human, along with the personality and physical traits. But Deb has an even more powerful ability to invite us into a new relationship with her subjects and with the natural world around us through her art. People are drawn to her work because it transcends from the mundane to the spiritual, presenting each subject with a true and loving spirit energy.

Deb’s twin passions for animals and art showed up early in life. She was the kind of girl who would spend as much time outdoors as she could, who would adopt all the stray kittens that crossed her path, and who nursed ailing birds back to health. Her love of art was just as strong, and she was fortunate to have encouraging art teachers throughout her early education. For Deb, drawing and painting allowed her to study nature intensely, observing closely to discover “how things worked,” much like her artistic heroes Leonardo da Vinci and Georgia O’Keefe. While she may not have had the words to express it at the time, her instincts told her that it is our privilege and our responsibility to care for the planet and all its creatures, and that art could be a bridge helping people to reconnect with the beauty of nature and the desire to be good stewards of the earth.