2017 Rain Barrel Contest – Adult Division Biographies

Artist Name: Amber Davis
Name of Piece: Infinitely Interstellar

I’ve been painting ever since I can remember, and nature has always been a big influence in my work. During the last five years, I’ve earned my associate degree in ornamental horticulture, started a business landscaping, and worked in greenhouses and nurseries. Learning new things about our wilderness in the field, on the job, or simply being out and about enjoying nature, has been the greatest inspiration for my paintings. Following my passion for art and horticulture reminds me every day that we’re all in this together, and helps me to portray my love for this beautiful earth. Facebook: www.facebook.com/NaviiDesigns

Artist Name: Teri Edgeworth
Title of Piece: What Goes In, Must Come Out

Teri Edgeworth,  a artist born and raised in Lancaster, Pa., visited the shore for many years,  becoming a beach resident in 2009.  Obsessed with painting the beautiful bay marshes and oceanside,   it never ceases to inspire her.  With her art she hopes people will see what she sees,  how important it is for us to preserve our waterways, and to have the viewer also connect to the need to keep them clean for the human race and the wildlife that inhabits them. Teri normally works in Acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas. www.teriedgeworthart.com/home

Artist Name: Nicole Kristiana Logan
Title of Piece: Whimsical Watershed

Nicole Kristiana is an artist working in Bellefonte, DE. Her animal artworks are locally known and internationally collected. She is best known for an ever-growing collection of patterned animal prints on white backgrounds. Nicole enjoys taking nature walks with her husband, son, and dog, Barnaby, the Golden Doodle. She draws her inspiration from nature, and supports efforts to protect and preserve it. Nicole studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bryn Mawr College and The International School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in Italy. www.nicolekristianastudio.com/

Artist Name: Bruce McKinney
Title of Piece: The Fox At Midnight

Bruce McKinney is an artist who practices his own style of surrealistic art. Born in Wilmington and living in the state for most of his life,  he tries to keep imagery pure and simple as it was meant to be not drifting off into fantasy and unreal worlds.  He has worked with high school students in the creation of set designs and art instruction for mentally challenged adults. “It is not just a lot of weird images on canvas or whatever medium I choose to create on, but a thought process created to capture your imagination no matter what media”. Email: bemckinney@gmail.com 

Artist Name: Milton Arts Guild (Anne Buck and Elizabeth Miceli)
Title of Piece: Art Is Catching On

Anne has a Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design and spent several years working for the Soil Conservation Service doing field surveying and designing. A career change took her into secondary education where she taught biology for nearly 20 years for Cape Henlopen School District.   Upon retirement she began to paint.   Anne is the president of the Milton Arts Guild.   She teaches watercolor workshops at the Studios on Walnut in Milton, DE.

Elizabeth Miceli has been interested is art since early adulthood.  Liz discovered digital photography and the ability to edit them to enhance the artistic look she desires.  In 2008 Liz joined a watercolor class and has been painting ever since.  She expanded her mediums to include oil, acrylic and pastel.  Liz has studied under several professional artists. Her work appears in commercial and private collections.

Artist Name: Kathi Schiavoni
Title of Piece: Day Dreams Of A Night Owl

Kathi lives in Townsend with her husband Luigi.  She works at Priapi Gardens in Cecilton, MD and seasonally at Colemans Tree Farm in Middletown.  In her spare time, Kathi enjoys reading, going to the movies and spending time with her many pets.

Artist Name: Natalie Wipf
Title of Piece: Let’s Go Catch Fireflies

I have always loved art and being creative. I also love to garden, can and to cook/bake. Being outside enjoying nature is also something I try to do a lot of and am raising my daughter to love these things as well! Email: nataliexoxo@yahoo.com