“An imaginative abstract painter”. Barry Mason sees himself as a “composer” when he constructs his large shaped and sculpted paintings, which have become vehicles for expressing that inner intersection where his admiration for Renaissance grandeur, Abstract art and Afro-American identity all merge in a potent personal synthesis.
Born in Hampton, Virginia, Calvin Coleman spent his adolescent years in Swarthmore, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania suburb. After graduating from Lincoln University where he earned his B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education, Coleman taught for fourteen years before branching out and indulging in his craft completely.
Born in Spanish Harlem also known as “EL Barrio” in the sixties Victoria’s formation years were spent absorbing the rich traditions of not only her Puerto Rican and Italian lineage but also her culturally rich environment. Since she began drawing at age nine through her introduction to oil painting at eighteen, the vibrant colors, characters and rhythms depicted in her works where representative of her environment.