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ELLA FRAZER Naples, FL, govegy@aol.com www.ellafrazer.com Born and educated in Scotland, Ella Frazer began taking art classes at an early age, progressing from crayons in kindergarten to watercolor in high school. Traveling in Europe for years allowed her to visit galleries and museums, which was instrumental in her later studies, particularly the materials and techniques of the Old Masters. She later received a bachelor’s degree in fine art from the University of Toronto and then settled in Florida. “I tried other mediums early on, but now paint in egg tempera and acrylic—egg tempera for the glowing, translucent effects possible and acrylic for its versatility,” Frazer says, noting she is currently exploring egg tempera over gold leaf. Frazer’s main subjects are portraits and figures, and she prefers to capture a moment in the life of the subject and give a sense of atmosphere rather than a formal pose. For example, Siesta, Ikea was derived from a photo she took of her son Grant in “one of the rare, quiet moments in the life of a busy teenager and where our cat, Chubby, was always available to join in.” Another work, Interlude after the Storm, has a similar feel, as she “captured this quiet moment between father and son after a lake storm.” Another example of Frazer’s work is Machrihanish, Mull of Kintyre. “This beach on the Mull of Kintyre is one of my favorites and expresses the beauty and solitude of this part of Scotland,” she says. “It is easy to see why Mull of Kintyre was home to the McCartney family for many years.”

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1 Ella Frazer, Machrihanish, Mull of Kintyre, acrylic, 24 x 48" 2 Ella Frazer, Interlude after the Storm, egg tempera, 24 x 36" 3 Ripple Effect Studio & Gallery, An Afternoon in Autumn on the Waccasassa, oil on board, 24 x 36", by Jeff Ripple.

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I create in the field help me make an emotional connection, and they refresh my memory of that connection once back in the studio. A studio work may or may not be of a precise location or moment in time, but it is always believable and true to the spirit of a place.” Ripple is devoting more attention to southern landscapes, in particular those in Florida and the Appalachians. Rivers hold a special fascination for him,

RIPPLE EFFECT STUDIO & GALLERY 112 NE Hunter Avenue, Micanopy, FL 32667, (239) 398-3375 jeff@jeffrippleart.com www. jeffrippleart.com Jeff Ripple is a self-trained artist dedicated to a poetic realism in landscape painting. He paints exclusively in oil on either board or mounted linen in a style reminiscent of the 19th-century Hudson River School and luminist traditions. Ripple often sketches or paints small studies on location, believing these references crucial for creating good work in the studio. He says, “I try to infuse my paintings with my emotional response to the light and atmosphere on that landscape. The references 3

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especially the Waccasassa River on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Ripple’s paintings have won numerous awards, including Finalist in the 12th International Art Renewal Center Salon and winner of the 2016 ArtPop Central Florida People’s Choice Award. He exhibits at select art festivals and through his Ripple Effect Gallery & Studio in Micanopy, Florida. The gallery leads into Ripple’s studio, so visitors can see him at work and view works in progress.

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