Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Here's a "Flowery" look at Laura Wright Cvelbar, Stella's Art Gallery's Artist of the Week.

Again, Laura loves nature! She finds piece in the beauty God has made. Enjoy her work! Again, she sells her photos in prints and cards.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Another Look at Laura Wright Cvelbar, Stella's Art Gallery's Artist of the Week

Laura photographs images that speak to her. She loves the seasons. Here is some that she took during the Fall. Simply beautiful.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Get to know Laura Wright Cvelbar, Stella's Art Gallery's Artist of the Week...

Laura Wright Cvelbar - PhotographerLaura has always had art in her blood.  She fell in love with her crayons at age 2 and never looked back.  Laura pursued her love for art at Ursuline College in 1996-2001.  She graduated with her B.A. in Fine Art with Printmaking and Metal-crafting as her specials and dabbed in drawing.  She soon found another love of teaching and pursed substitute teaching and then decided to get cozy with her high school sweetheart and have children.  She is now currently working and teaching art at her local YMCA.  In her spare time she enjoys taking candid pictures that inspire her from common surroundings to God inspirations.  She considers herself as a Christian, Inspired, Dedicated, Energized Mom.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Last look at Julie Hinkel Orlando from Mentor Ohio, Stella's Art Gallery's Artist of the Week.

Textured painting of the insect world! -Well, at least two of our beautiful buggy creatures. I love how Julie brings textures into her work. This is perfect for the person that likes to "touch" art work.

Many of you may not know this but I am an art therapist. Sometimes my training helps me to see art differently and this is one of those times. I truly believe that art can have an effect on all our senses. When I look at these paintings all my senses come alive. My sight becomes zeroed in on the image and I begin to listen to what it is saying. When I see these two bug images I can hear the wings flapping. My sense of smell and taste brings me to summer months and fond memories come floating back into my mind. As I gently touch the textures of the painting I imagine what the soft wings would feel like and feel at peace.

Imagine if you lost just one of your senses, especially sight. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a piece of art work that would stimulate the other senses to then bring the lost sense alive again? Amazing Julie! Thank You!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

More Art from Julie Hinkel Orlando, Stella's Art Gallery's Artist of the Week.

If you thought having a portrait of your pet was a great idea, how about a family portrait? How about your family painted as a "FAMILY of TREES"? How creative! Check out these trees. She can create a painting to fit your family. Choose your season to fit personalities! Read what Julie has to say about her family portraits:

Family Portrait Opportunity!
Tell me about your family, and I will make each person a unique tree in a peaceful forest. I will even include their initials hidden in the branches. This is a one of a kind personalized treasure!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stella's Art Gallery Artist of the Week, Julie Hinkel Orlando from Mentor, Ohio

Today's look at Julie Hinkel Orlando's Art! WHO WANTS A PORTRAIT OF YOUR PETS? She can recreate your story. What a fabulous idea...Read what she did for a friend:

This is a painting I did for a friend. Molly is the little white dog, if you could see her face she’d be snarling at Farley; Farley is the black dog with his tennis ball right next to him. Rusty is the brown dog with his ear flopped over as it often does. And Lola is the little beagle dog, waiting to see a squirrel. This is a way to get all your pets in one picture! Want different scenery? Send me a picture and I will see what I can do for you at  ~Julie

Cherry Blossom Season!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Stella's Art Gallery's Artist of the Week, Julie Orlando from Mentor, Ohio.

Acrylic ArtistJulie Orlando - Artist Julie Orlando - Acrylic Artist
Told by a high school art teacher that her art “wasn’t good enough,” Julie figured she just wasn't meant to be an artist.  So she   pursued a career in science, becoming a veterinarian for large animals. She loved working with the animals on the farm, but she knew that as her family grew she would want to be at home with her kids. Now she teaches college level biological sciences. By chance she came across local art classes and felt a calling to pick up the paint brush again. Julie says painting is like therapy. The stress of life, kids, and job all float away when she begins painting or sketching.  Julie’s art is inspired by the nature around her- Lake Erie, the vegetables and flowers she grows, her animals, and her love of science and comparative anatomy. She enjoys painting with acrylics and drawing with charcoal, pastels, and colored pencils. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Stella's Art Gallery's next Artist of the Week is Giovanni Bocchieri

PictureGiovanni E. Bocchieri - Artist Giovanni E. Bocchieri- Alchemy Art
A fine artist skilled in the use of mixed media, Giovanni E Bocchieri Jr. received his M.A. in Drawing and Painting at Pittsburg State University in 1976. While in Wiesbaden, Germany in the late 70s, he studied "Old Master" techniques under Master Artist Adolph Hertzfeld. He also took classes in graphic design and ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art (Cleveland, Ohio) 1981-1982. His art has been exhibited both in the United States and Germany and has received a number of awards and special recognitions. In addition, he has been a college instructor, graphics department head, and book and magazine illustrator.

The artwork presented by Giovanni exhibits unconventional and striking images rendered with ornamental detail. The use of contrasting textures and patterns as well as vivid color imagery allows the viewer an ever-changing aesthetic exploration. His extensive travels in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Caribbean have given him exposure to diverse styles of art which have significantly influenced his own approach to drawing and painting. The transformation of overlooked object of nature into things of beauty fuels the name of his latest collection: Nature's Alchemy.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

More Art from Andrew Jeffries! ~Stella's Artist of the Week.

Andrew can do lino-cuts of historic landmarks or places of importance. Wouldn't it be a nice gift to have a portrait of your home? Let us know! Today we celebrate Fairport Lighthouses.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Next Class with Stella's Art, Inc at Your Vine or Mine in Painesville, Ohio.

April 14th 6:30-9:00
Your Vine or Mine
      154 Main Street
      Painesville, Ohio 44077

Live Simply is a nice acrylic painting that brings the warmth and joy of summer to you! This painting will look great in any kitchen, bedroom, or laundry room. Instructor will guide you through the process but of course you can add your own flowery flare. Beginners are welcome. $40 fee includes 16" X 20" canvas, acrylic paints, and supplies, one glass of wine and personal cheese and cracker plate.

Call Penny to register (440) 639-5885

More Art from Andrew Jeffries, Stella's Art Gallery's Artist of the Week from Painesville, Ohio

Here are three more photos of Andrew Jeffries, art. Amazing process and technique! Thank You Andrew!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Stella's Art Gallery's Artist of the Week, Andrew Jeffries from Painesville, Ohio

Here's our artist of the week. I chose him because his work is quite fitting for the Easter season. He's a smart and talented man. He creates music and 2D art. I will post examples of his work from today through Thursday.
Andrew Jefferies - Block Print Artists

Andrew has been an artist for 45 years and works with many mediums. Block printing, pen and ink drawing and acrylic painting are the primary ways in which he enjoys expressing himself graphically.  He is a musician as well. He believes artwork can be used to offer someone else a message that encourages them or lifts them up. Andrew works for the Koinonia Ministry and the Kairos Prison Ministry in Lake County, Ohio. His artwork is included in messages of encourament to those the ministries supports.

"You can make art! It won't look like mine or anyone else's, but it will be yours. Take hold of that and believe you can create."  -Andrew

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Last look at Stella's Arts Artist of the week, Debbie Orlando Morich's Art from Mentor Ohio.

Good Morning! Today will conclude our feature on Debbie Orlando Morich, an artist from Mentor, Ohio. If you like her artwork, you can see/purchase it on our website ( and Facebook. You can also see/purchase her work at Gionino's Pizzeria on Lakeshore Blvd. in Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio and The Shoppe in the City in Painesville, Ohio.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for April 18th. You'll get to meet her and our other artists at The Shoppe in the City because we are the vendor of the day! I will post details soon including a list of participating artists, price range, hours, and address of the gallery.

Next week we will feature another artist. Here's a clue...HIS artwork fits the season...
Hmmmm..whom could be next? Sit tight and you'll see on Monday!

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