Bill Karaffa is a practicing Pittsburgh based creative who focuses on capturing the portrait/figure in
many of his works. He is a current member of McMurray Art League, Pittsburgh Pastel Artists, the
Pittsburgh Society of Artists Guild and the Portrait Society of America. Participation in life drawings
session at many venues throughout the City are part of his weekly regiment. Bill focuses on the
technical aspects of portraiture/ figure drawing and has been successful in a variety of juried art
Visit Bill Karaffa on Facebook
Dianne is a retired art teacher from the Montour School District located in a suburb of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Plein Air Painters of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Artistry, Cranberry Artists Network and the West Hills Art League. Dianne has been painting for 30 years and has studied under such renowned artists as James Sulkowski, James Douglas Addams, Nelson Shanks, Christine Swann and Tom McNickle.
She paints mostly in oils but enjoys dabbling in watercolor and pastels. She does numerous shows and has won many awards. Her passion is traveling and painting and was recently in Provence, France painting the lavender fields in Spring This past fall, she painted in Venice, Italy.
Dianne has demonstrated landscape painting at the Three Rivers Arts Festival and also has a local television show "Painting in Oils". In addition to teaching at Gilberti Fine Art Studio, Dianne will also be teaching a workshop at Sweetwater Center for the Arts this March. You can view Dianne's artwork here: diannebauman.com.
Betsy Bangley's favorite studio is inside a hollow tree on a grassy hilltop, or by a babbling brook. She discovers what Creation has to show you that will inspire and lift your spirits. A lifelong artist, Betsy grew up roving the woods around her childhood home, catching salamanders and drawing imaginary wildlife. She worked as a park naturalist for the Wood County Park District in Bowling Green, Ohio and taught classes at the 577 Foundation in Perrsburg, Ohio. Currently she teaches drawing classes for the Community College of Beaver County's Continuing Education Department. She lives near Hookstown, PA on 11 acres.
View Betsy's artwork here:
Enjoyment to Doug is painting watercolors on location or in his studio. His favorite subjects are local landmarks in Pennsylvania. His paintings have an interplay of light and shadow with a realistic view his subject.
Doug's paintings are exhibited locally and nationwide. He also teaching at local art venues and is a member of the Pittsburgh Watecolor Society, PA En Plein Air Society, West Hills Art League, Hazleton Art League and more.
Anne began her art career in the Tidewater area of Virginia and has been a practicing artist in the South Hills since 2004. She serves as the Curator for the JCC art exhibits and is also an instructor for the Primary Colors Art Guild in Carnegie, PA. She also provides private art instruction.
Ann has exhibited in juried art shows at the Carolina Artists Gallery and with multiple local art groups. Most recently she participated in juried art show at the Carolina Artists Gallery in Morehead City NC. and is a contributing artist in the Norfolk Academy's Annual Art Show in Norfolk, VA.
Ann specializes in oil painting, enjoying the spontaneity of plein aire and photo resources for studio sessions. Landscapes and boats are some of her favorite painting subjects.