Wayne Lucas is an avid fine artist with an arts business he owns with his wife called, Strawberry & Co., located in downtown in Lancaster, PA. A graduate of the Maryland Institute, Lucas created vivid acrylic paintings for years before switching to his latest passion, paper mache, in his 60's. Lucas has sold his mixed media sculptures for the last decade out of his store/gallery, and has a solid following of collectors located from the East Coast to Asia Wayne's Portfolio
Bernadine Lucas, the co-owner of Strawberry & Co., is a fine artist specializing in acrylics, pastels and watercolors. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute and has a background in arts education and community arts organization. Her beautiful pieces are lovely to admire and collect. Bernadine offers private art lessons to Lancaster residents looking to fine tune their art skills. You can contact her by emailing her here and check out more examples of her work here.
Ashley Lucas is an illustrator, maker and the self proclaimed 'Queen of Cute Characters'. Ashley graduated with a BFA from New York University in 2004 and is the daughter of Wayne and Bernadine. She currently runs her own arts & crafts brand in Salzburg, Austria called Lady Lucas. Ashley's adorable characters can be found on social media by following @LadyLucasArt on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Other places to explore her characters: Etsy | Her Blog
Bertie Brown As a former professional musician, Bertie has performed on the French Horn throughout Central Pennsylvania for over 30 years. She played in symphonic and chamber groups, woodwind and brass ensembles, opera and theater show pit orchestras, recitals, and educational programs in schools. She is now allowing art to be the instrumental focus of her life. Her media of choice is watercolor. Subject matter include musical motif themes, still life, city/land and seascapes, floral work, especially sunflowers and poppies. Whether in a still life that includes instruments, a musical term in a title, or simply a rhythmic flow into and throughout the work, Bertie’s paintings reflect her love of music and her commitment to combining two creative arts into one cohesive life.
Michael McNelly Living in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Michael McNelly’s lifelong interest in art and nature has culminated into a career that is very fulfilling. Upon graduation from Philadelphia’s Hussian School of Art in 1976, Michael embarked on a career in illustration. Some of his clients include the New York Times, The Jacques Cousteau Society, The Audubon Society, The World Wildlife Fund, The Sierra Club and The Nature Conservancy. While he still accepts an occasional illustration assignment, his focus for the last thirty-five years has been fine arts. View Michael's website here
Larry Woods "Painting with Light" Larry Woods is a resident of Lancaster, PA and was an instructor for over 30 years in the medium of photography. He has spent years perfecting the procedure of manipulating Polaroid photographs.
Irene Miller is a fine artist from Lancaster Pennsylvania School of County, Pennsylvania. Though Irene has taken occasional classes with individual artists and at the Art and Design, she is mainly a self-taught artist who has been painting for over 50 years. “As a child I was always drawing and painting” she recalls. Painting has always been a passion but raising a family and pursuing a career came first. Though time was limited, she always found time to spend on creating her paintings and enjoys showing her work in numerous art shows. Now that Irene is retired she is able to spend more time on her art. She has discovered that her most creative work has come in her later years. She maintains a studio in her home.
Carolyn A. Kilgour's work can be found in over 300 public and private collections throughout the United States and has been exhibited in over 50 juried shows. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and the Lancaster Farmland Trust. She is also the owner of a Preserved Farm which is full of animals and inspiration for her lovely painted works. Carolyn is an Adjunct Professor at Millersville University as well as the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.
The late Thomas Treadway Jr. was an inspiration to all creatives in the downtown Lancaster arts scene. His fabulous folk art continues to be enjoyed within the walls of Strawberry & Co. year round. Tom's creativity and enthusiasm for making new work to compliment every holiday, was impressive and is still admired by many.
C. H. Dale is a painter of the colorist tradition who lives and works in Lancaster County, PA. She draws much of her inspiration from her travels, capturing the light of Italy and the hues of the American West. Carol also enjoys recording the distinctive architecture of Lancaster City. Her newest pursuit involves painting with unconventional tools to communicate strong emotions and applying vibrant color to express the exuberant sounds of a five man band. She paints with oil, watercolor and acrylic, letting the subject dictate the medium. C. H. Dale is a graduate of Millersville University with additional studies at The University of the Arts and Eastern Mennonite University. Carol teaches art at Lancaster Mennonite School and Lancaster Bible College. She is a member of Lancaster County Art Association and shows her work at selected galleries in Lancaster.