Meet some artists that we have had the pleasure to show
Andrea Gingerich is a York, Pennsylvania artist and photographer with a background in environmental science. Her artwork often portrays nature in a whimsical, abstract form with bright colors, linework and patterns. All of her artwork is intuitive with no set plans in the creation process, which she finds to reduce stress and anxiety.
My first camera was given to me as a gift at 16 and I haven’t stopped taking photos since. Through a combination of education and a curious nature, I have experimented with films, papers, processes and special effects, genres, styles, subjects. My interest at this point is exploration, art, experimentation, discovery. This and all aspects of photography - shooting, developing, digitally processing. I like to push boundaries blending subjects, colors, patterns, and light to create something that feels right. Life is a wonder opening doors to magical places.
Brittany “Brittany Nicole” Dorm, born in York, PA, started modeling at a young age. Landing the cover of Child Magazine with her father 1999, she was kind of “born into it”. She was signed to the Wilhelmina Models Agency and got the opportunity to model for such brands as The Bon Ton, Strawbridge & Clothier, Macy’s, and more. Upon being on set, Brittany learned to appreciate the aspects of being behind the scenes and developed a love for the camera. She was given her first film camera in the 5th grade, where she started with pictures of nature, animals & food (before Instagram existed). Her experience with modeling has given her an advantage in photography, as she knows what it takes to get the shot and knows what will sell the product.
“You can’t shoot everyone the same. Different angles and lighting conditions compliment different body types and tones. It’s important to recognize the uniqueness in your subjects and know how to adapt to bring out the best results.”
— Brittany Nicole
Brittany has lived in New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Maryland where she graduated from UMBC with Honors, Cum Laude. Obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography with a 3.605 GPA. She gears her work towards the Fashion/Commercial industry, but creatively also shoots weddings, events, and other genres. Her latest role was as a news videographer and editor at WGAL News 8 in Lancaster, PA. There, she was trained and is now able to also capture video and edit for not only tv, but for brands and products as well.
Duane Gavins, known as Dizzuane (Pronounced Dizz-Wayne) or Dizz, is a Baltimore-based artist.
"My main inspiration for my art is usually based on how I'm feeling, my surroundings, and what music or television I'm listening to or watching. I like to credit the development of my style to myself, of course, but also the illustration styles of Dr. Suess.
On my journey so far, I've learned to be confident in my art and that everything has happened for a reason. The biggest thing I've learned is, not to compare my path to success with anyone else's because everyone has their own path, and their own rate of success."
Quotes pulled from staynmoist
Judeth Pekala Hawkins
Currently living and working near York, Pennsylvania, Judeth Pekala Hawkins was born in Detroit, Michigan. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Judeth’s intensely personal work and unmistakable style has been recognized and awarded throughout the mid-Atlantic United States. Her work is in many private collections and has been represented by galleries in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Beaufort, SC.
Rita Whitney is a York Artist who is the Director of Communications and Engagement at the York County Cultural Alliance. She uses her role to be an advocate and convener for the York County artist community. Rita serves on the Re-Source York board of directors as the chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and is mom to two spunky children. Her work over the last 10 years revolves around bringing people together to create a more equitable and vibrant community in York County.
Robert Brown is the creator of “Inspired Imagez” a fine art photography company specializing in high quality landscape and digital art prints. Robert's work is often mistaken for paintings, but they are actually photographs digitally enhanced to bring out the colors and details in a more vivid depiction of the scene. He seeks to create an artistic piece that goes beyond the boundaries of typical photography, and is deeply influenced by many modern artists as well as impressionist painters such as Monet and Van Gogh.
Susan Davitti Darling
Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Collage satisfies the collector in me. I love to recycle, recreate and reuse discarded books, brochures and items that often end up on a recycling bin. Painting my own collage papers is a common practice as well. My inspiration comes from the rustling of leaves, the color of the evening sky and the joy in my heart. Art is poetry in my world.
Vincent Schaffer is an experienced painter of nearly two decades specializing in oil and french impressionism. His painting career all started when he gifted a painting to his daughter for her dorm room. Since then Vincent has taken creative liberties, breaking into new styles, and following his whims.