Christina is a classically trained artist whose work is currently in private collections in both Europe and the US. She has a B.A. in Studio Art from James Madison University's Honors Program and she has studied for three years in Florence, Italy. Under the guidance of Maestro Michael John Angel and Jered Wosnicki, Christina graduated from the Angel Academy of Art in 2009 and was honored with the second place in the Worldwide ARC Scholarship competition for her achievements as artist and teacher. In 2010, she was also an ARC Salon Finalist. In 2011, she was elected as a scholarship member of the Salmagundi Club and a committee member for Massachusetts' Academic Artist's Association.
In Italy, Christina do-directed La Scuolina, a small art school in Florence, heading the figure drawing program and teaching the basics of drawing to both Italian and English speaking students. More recently, Christina has taught at Springfield Museum and the Boston Academy of Realist Art.
Born in 1980, Jack began drawing at an early age. Growing up in Old Lyme, CT, He attended classes at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and was inspired by the paintings of the Old Lyme Impressionists like Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, and Frank Dumond. While attending the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio on a scholarship Jack was able to also study abroad in Florence and Paris. Jack credits the many years of drawing and painting models in monitored classes, at the Lyme Art Association, with honing his realist skills. A recipient of three Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants, a Ludwig Volgelstein Foundation Grant, and a George Sugarman Foundation Grant, Jack recently received a grant from the Stobart Foundation which enabled him to revisit Paris and Independently study in the museums. Maintaining a studio in East Lyme, Jack paints portrait commissions, still-lifes, and landscapes. He also teaches drawing at the Lyme Art Association and the Mystic Art Association.
With a Bachelors Degree from Paier College of Art for Illustration Nick also holds a Diploma degree in Fine Arts. He has also studied and earned a certificate abroad at the College of Urbino in Italy. Nick enjoys working with children, to guide them at a young age to embrace their artistic abilities.With the right approach, he is able to bring out the untapped talent in young people. Nick feels teaching children is his true calling in life, and he is very committed and passionate about his role at R.J. Kinsella Magnet school of Performing Arts, where he is a full time Enrichment Program art teacher.