"An art co-op of professional artists,
313 Mill Street Occoquan,
(703) 490-1117 Marcia Weidler
, Director The
Loft Art Center Studios, Art Classes, Workshops (Art Center Info)
Marcia (703-568-3310) / Sherry Smith (703-402-0896)
Dates:The show opens Monday, Oct. 2 and closes Sunday, Nov. 5
Meet-The-Artist-Reception: Saturday, Oct.7, from 1 – 4 pm
“We ♥ … “
Features the fine art works of George Jones III and Susan Norman. George creates one-of-a-kind works in woodturning; Susan’s impressionist paintings showcase a style reminiscent of Mary Cassatt.
Susan Norman paints to portray the beauty she sees in the life around her. Her early works featured heart-warming relationships: a couple in love, a mother and child, a family at rest. In recent years she has expanded her subject matter to include musicians, dancers, animals and birds -- but always with the goal of capturing those moments that reflect the best of life.
Susan is an Impressionist; her medium is oil. Susan's art uses light, color and brushwork to convey natural harmony and strives not to be judgmental, moralistic or arrogant. Rather, Susan tries to merge form and color to suggest the beauty of life itself.
A major area of concentration for Susan is commissioned portrait work. A rate sheet is available on request. "Her body of work is sublimely romantic without being overly sentimental, each piece making a statement uniquely its own, causing viewers to linger and contemplate the serene, unhurried world she presents."
-- Elan Magazine
George Jones III began the craft of woodturning 14 years ago. Since then he has studied with a number of internationally renowned wood artists, and for seven consecutive years studied at the Arrowmount School of the Arts in Gatlinburg, TN. Exposure to artists working in other media at the school has allowed George to develop a unique perspective by incorporating some of these techniques in his work. Every piece of artwork pushes him to grow and embrace new ideas. Each of the artist’s pieces is unique, from bowls to wall art, and tell a story. It is his hope that the love and fulfillment from creating each piece is apparent and brings enjoyment to those who see them. George became a member of the American Association of Woodturners and Capital Area Woodturners in 2002, and is a current board member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 227.
Permission is granted for reprinting of images. For information or an interview please call The Loft 703-490-1117
The art center ( Open Tues.-Sat. ) now has space available for room rental for special events, meetings, and receptions as well as art themed parties. Please contact either Marcia (703-568-3310) or Susan Norman (703-425-5618) for more information
with your email addresses.
The Loft Gallery welcomes everyone to participate and
browse through our inventory of original fine art. Our 20 Northern
Virginia artists work in many media, including acrylics, alkyds,
oils, pastels, photography, sculpture, woodcuts, mono-prints, Chinese
Brush painting, watercolors, stained and fused glass.
On the left, are the current artists who are on display
at THE LOFT GALLERY, with links to a representative sampling
of their works. Availability of these works is as current as humanly
If you have a particular question about an artist
or a particular work, please drop a note to one
of the owners, and we'll get back in touch...or you can
just call us direct at (703)490-1117. If you do send an e-mail,
please include your name, phone number, best time to call, and which
piece/artist you are interested in.
The members of the gallery are dedicated to maintaining
professional standards as well as expanding and improving the gallery's
reputation and service to its patrons. Many members have received
special awards and recognition.
as one of the Best
Art Galleries in the Washington, DC area.