Jonathan Whitlock's life encompasses the word "art" on so many levels. He is known mainly for his paintings and sketches, but he dabbles in the art of music and certainly excels in the art of life. Here you will find samplings of all of his media before and after his car accident – a brief but truly life-changing moment in time.
His traumatic brain injury took away his ability to walk, play the guitar and piano, remember what he said just a few minutes ago, and paint, speak, think, hear, and see unhindered. However, it miraculously took away his bipolar mental illness, replacing it with a bright, quick wit. He has opportunities to influence others for good, and he can now be a "starving artist" without starving!
Jonathan currently resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He still writes music and even manages to play a bit on the piano. He still paints, albeit with his non-dominant hand, all while living life fully and beautifully.
Rosalie J. Starr
“My work has been described as Passionate, Strong and A Moment in Time. My personal goal is that my passion for life and creation comes through on my canvas. I try to capture the personalities of my animals, which I believe can only be seen by looking closely into their eyes. Both my landscapes and animals portraits are an expression of my passion for the environment and all living things.”
Rosalie J. (DeVoss) Starr was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and during her childhood lived in Austria and France. After her fathers retirement from his career in the military, the family moved to State College, Pennsylvania. There she met her husband William E. Starr, attended nursing school and raised two beautiful daughters.
Rosalie was able to pursue her interest in art in 2011 after retiring from her long career in nursing. She started her painting career in State College under the instruction of Alexander McBride and Nella Storm, as a member of the Art Alliance of Central PA. She began working with acrylics, painting abstract art.
in 2012 Rosalie moved to Shrewsbury, PA and studied at the York Art Association, taking classes from Jason Tako, Phyllis Disher Fredricks, and Barbara Buchanan. Currently, she works in a realistic style with oils, and enjoys doing many commissioned pieces.
Rosalie is a member of the York Art Association, York Art Association Gallery Group, The Hanover Area Arts Guild, Inc., and The Pennsylvania Arts Experience. Her work has been exhibited in shows at the York Art Association, and the Hanover Area Arts Guild, where she received several awards.
Rosalie’s solo shows include the York Blue Moon Restautant, York, PA, The Sally Little Danyo Member Gallery of YAA, Outdoor Country Club, York, PA, Arthur Hufnegel Public Library, Glenrock, PA and United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz, PA.
Following a successful career as a freelance commercial illustrator Lisa turned her attention to the fine arts. Lisa paints animals, portraits, landscapes, and still life using watercolor and acrylics. Commission pieces are always in progress in Lisa’s studio.
SANDRA DESROSIERS FINE ART
Rising above suffering and bereavement after escaping an abusive relationship, the shock of a teen-aged son's sudden death, and the loss of a loving husband to cancer, Sandra has been blessed with the gift of oil painting. In an overwhelming time of trouble, Sandra's prayer was for the Lord to give her something during this season of great loss in her life. With determination to fill this void, Sandra enrolled in a drawing class at a local art gallery. That was the beginning of her passion to create art! As an emerging artist, it didn't take long for her talent to blossom. Soon thereafter, Sandra found a private instructor for oil painting lessons in the classical realism style. It wasn't unusual to find her painting 8 to 10 hours every day reproducing Old Master's works, original still life, and pet portraits.
Sandra's artistic vision is brought to reality with thin layers of paint achieving the desired effect of realism and depth she so dearly loves. Inspired by Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Bouguereau, Sandra's love for classical realism does not preclude her from learning new methods and techniques. She can be found in her home studio painting several hours a day in a peaceful environment usually listening to classical music while she paints. Although still life and animals have been the bulk of her work, recently Sandra has boldly taken on the challenge of portrait painting. In her quest for continuing education and depth of knowledge, Sandra currently studies at the Schuler School of Fine Arts and Zoll Studio of Fine Arts.
Sandra's hard work is being validated with many of her works hanging in private collections and has been accepted into numerous national and international juried exhibitions receiving a variety of awards. In 2018 her work has been featured in a solo exhibition at the Steinmetz Gallery in Lancaster, PA and was Artist of the Month at the Hanover Area Arts Guild. She was also featured in the Lancaster On Line Magazine in May 2018. Her recent work RAKING LIGHT, a still life, was featured in the April 2019 edition of The American Art Collector Magazine as it was juried in to the Winter Salon Online Show for the International Guild of Realism. A collection of Sandra's work will be on display at Gallery One Lancaster in December 2019 and January 2020. Originally from Williamsport, PA, Sandra maintains a studio/gallery in her Hanover, PA residence where she continues to paint the layers of her life.
Oil Painters of America
International Guild of Realism
2019 Hartford Artists Association - 3 Accepted (awards to be determined)
2019 NOAPS National Juried Exhibition - Accepted (awards to be determined)
2019 Bold Brush Competition May - FAV 15% KASSANDRA
2019 Adams County Council of Arts Juried Exhibition - Accepted - People's Choice Award
2019 Art Assoc. of Harrisburg International Juried Exhibition - Accepted
2019 Schuler School of Fine Arts Fur & Features Juried Exhibition - Honorable Mention
2019 IGOR Winter Salon Online Juried Exhibition - Accepted
2019 Ridgewood Art Institute Regional Juried Show - Accepted
2018 Bold Brush Competition November FAV 15% CHERRIES
2018 Bold Brush Competition October FAV 15% CITRUS BLEND
2018 Bold Brush Competition July FAV 15% IN THE BAG
2018 Adams County Council of Arts Juried Exhibition 2nd Place Overall
2018 Hartford Artists Association National Juried Exhibition 1st Place Still Life Category
2018 OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition - Accepted
2018 York Artists Association National Juried - 3 Accepted
2018 Hanover Area Arts Guild Fall Membership Show - Award of Merit
2017 Hanover Area Arts Guild – Fall Show -Honorable Mention Oil and Acrylics
2017 Lancaster County Art Association National Juried Show – 1st Place Oils
2017 Council for the Arts Annual Miniature Juried Exhibition – Accepted
2017 Hartford Artists Association Juried Exhibition – Accepted
2017 Lebanon Valley College Juried Exhibition - Accepted
2016 Hanover Area Arts Guild – Fall Show -Award of Merit – Oil and Acrylics
2016 Hanover Area Arts Guild – Annual Spring Show -Honorable Mention Oil and Acrylics
2016 Council for the Arts Annual Miniature Juried Exhibition - Accepted