Oil and Water – They do Mix

About the Art

Oil & Water, they do Mix! – November 10, 2023 through January 31, 2024

Scientifically, we know that oil and water do not mix.  However, painting with oil and water is beautiful indeed and it creates some of the most spectacular art!  CLE encouraged Northeast Ohio’s professional and emerging artists who use watercolors, oils, gouche, acrylics and any other painting medium to submit their collection of works for exhibition in its show, Oil & Water, They do Mix. 

This exhibit features some of Northeast Ohio’s phenomenal painters whose artwork you can not only view but experience.  For more information please pick-up a brochure or visit www.clevelandairport.com/art for full biographies of the artists.

Artist Details

Australia Lawrence

Australia Lawrence – a talented artist and dedicated corporate trainer, infuses her creative pursuits with a unique perspective. With a decade of experience in public and private sector training, she discovered her artistic passion for crafting cherished Christmas gifts. As a single mother, she treasures moments with loved ones, exploring through travel, indulging in literature, and experimenting in the kitchen, enriching her art with emotion.  Australia finds delight in diverse mediums, guiding others to find art's perfect place. Her playful artistry blends techniques and textiles while her community involvement reflects her commitment to empowerment and education.

Anitra Frazier

Cleveland Heights native artist, Anitra Frazier, brings a warm expression and nostalgic appeal to all of her subjects. Her artwork is in many collections and has had numerous exhibitions in such venues as the Koehnline Art Museum, Illinois. Her art was featured in a documentary and showcased on the Professional Artist Magazine website, among other publications. The award-winning artist earned a B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, Governors State University and a Certification, Photographic Studies, Prairie State College.

Anna Hsu

Anna seeks to express the philosophy of benevolence through tranquil images of trees and blossoms.  She finds peace, harmony and inspiration through brush strokes in paintings and Chinese calligraphy.  Appreciating good life's philosophies in both western Christianity and eastern Taoism, Anna enjoys expressing them in her paintings.

Julie Cook

Julie Cook is a self-taught artist who mainly works in acrylics and mixed media. Recently she has done some altering of papers and collages with them for some of her smaller artwork pieces. Julie grew up in Lyndhurst Ohio.  Julie and her husband raised their family in Madison and still reside there. They are in the country, so nature surrounds her, and she enjoys it and finds it inspiring.  Julie loves to experiment with paint and products and see what new textures or techniques she can learn or develop. Although she uses a brush, she also uses sponges, scraps of wood, plastic, trowels, recycled packaging material and a variety of other items.   She often uses techniques and tools she has used in faux finishing of walls and furniture. God creation inspires her and realizes He has given her creative ability.  Through the sale of her art, Julie helps support a school in Thailand where her daughter and son-in-law work that helps at-risk children on the Thailand/Myanmar (Burma) border. https://www.globaladvanceprojects.org/

Julie artwork is in private residences in the area and overseas. She has had her artwork juried into several shows throughout NE Ohio, her art has been at Hopkins International Airport, and she has had several solo shows in NE Ohio. You can also find her art at Stella’s Art Gallery in Willoughby.

Glenn James Murray

Glenn James Murray is a Cleveland architect who lives in the Tremont neighborhood. He is a regionalist painter whose work explores peoples interactions with the built environment, nature and especially light. He is drawn to the ephemeral effects of light at the “Golden Hour” just after dawn and before dusk. Cleveland’s industrial landscape and waterways come alive with magical luminous qualities at that time and he strives to capture those qualities in his work.

Marlisa Dunn

Marlisa Dunn’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries, art centers, and festivals throughout Ohio, including the 52nd Gates Mills Art Show in Gates Mills; the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center in Cuyahoga Falls; Legacy Village in Beachwood; the Still Point Gallery and the  46th Annual Cain Park Arts Festival in Cleveland Heights; the online exhibition 7th Annual Black and White Exhibition sponsored by Fusion Art; and the YWCA’s 41st Women Artists: A Celebration Exhibition in Youngstown. In addition, she was a finalist in the Paul & Norma Tikkanen Painting Prize at the Ashtabula Arts Center in Ashtabula. For additional information visit https://marlisadunn.com

Nancy Notarianni

Nancy Notarianni is an award-winning watercolorist and graphic designer. She has a BFA from the University of Kansas. A Signature Member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, Nancy also serves as their newsletter editor. Nancy enjoys teaching watercolor and drawing classes at her studio, Nanogallery, and virtual classes as well.  She is a guest instructor for the Aquarelle Group and the Westshore Watercolor Society.  Nancy also has taught in-person and virtual watercolor workshops for The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Dee Riley

Dee Riley is a freelance photographer from Ashtabula, Ohio. This location lets her draw assignments from the Cleveland area and also into Pennsylvania. She has had photos published for calendars, books, local newspapers and magazines along with writing articles. To her credits are the KINSA award, Kiwanis grand prize for art, photos and sculpture, Ashtabula County Christmas covers, grand prize for Art in the Alley, Cleveland Hopkins Airport display, Lif on Lake Erie grand prize, Pennsylvania Magazine grand prize and others. She is a watercolor artist and belongs to the Ohio Watercolor Society and Lake Shore Artists. As a photographer, she belongs to the Western Reserve Photographic Society, the Cleveland Photographic Society, and Geneva Camera Club. She also is a freelance reporter for the Gazette Newspapers. Dee has a studio set up in her home, Riley Photography, and photographs weddings, seniors, families, and commercial work.

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