A.E. Backus | Terry Bailey | William Bishop | Robert Bolster | Elizabeth Brandon | A.T. Bricher | James Buttersworth | Ralph Cahoon | Laura Cooper
Ronalee Crocker | Shane Michael Couch | Roy Cross | Mark Daly | William R. Davis | Donald Demers | Marina Dieul | Louis Dodd | Jack Gray | Emile Gruppe
Tanya Harsch | Antonio Jacobsen | Dusan Kadlec | Michael Keane | David Lazarro | Richard Loud | Charles Robert Patterson | Vladimir Pavlosky
Len Pearce | Sergio Roffo | Jack Saylor | Frank Vining Smith | John Stobart | Joseph Sulkowski | Peter Wademan | Jeff Weaver



  
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Ronalee Crocker

Using luminous colors against a dark background, Ronalee Crocker showcases her subjects without added distractions. Deceptively simple compositions are carefully arranged for their abstract quality and sense of unity. She inspires the viewer with her personal version of nature in its most beautiful form. Her compositions of fruit and vegetables dare the viewer to reach out and touch the textured rind of a lemon or smell the air for a hint of orange.“With oil paint, I render what nature dictates; soft or sharp transitions and edges, bright or subdued colors. My realism is not photographic, but painterly and soft-focused. In composing the setup, I look for the focal point or the 'Pavarotti' of the piece. Everything else should take a step back in importance with some edges just disappearing. This lends a bit of mystery to the piece." Born in 1953 in Hingham, Massachusetts, Crocker grew up in an artistic family. Her grandfather, a skilled painter, was her first mentor. He encouraged her love of drawing and painting, which began with copying the comics from the Sunday paper. Graduating with a degree in Fine Art from Emmanuel College, Crocker continued her education at The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She then traveled throughout Europe to study first-hand the art that inspired her.


Nantucket Blue
Nantucket Blue
Oil, 24x30, framed 30x36
signed lower right

Nantucket Blue

Lilacs
Lilacs
Oil, 18x36,framed 24x42
signed lower right

Lilacs

     

Peony #1

Peony #1
Oil, 8x10, framed 13x15
signed lower right

Peony #1
 

Peony #2
Peony #2
Oil, 8x10, framed 13x15
signed lower right

Peony #2






 
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