To accompany the beauty of our setting in Longshore Club Park, we have launched the Gallery @ Pearl.
The Gallery, located in the lounge at Pearl, hosts one-artist shows celebrating and supporting the work of the local artist community.
The Gallery @ Pearl is curated by Westport resident Cathy Colgan. As a former arts events producer for the Westport Downtown Merchants Association (WDMA), Cathy developed a deep appreciation for the depth of talented artists in the community and their desire to show their work in varied venues. All artwork displayed is offered for sale. Contact Cathy via email for information or if you are interested in showing your work at Pearl.
Laura is an abstract painter and lover of all things colorful and textured. Her method for creating is full of experimentation and freedom. She enjoys using the gift of art to bring a glimmer to the soul, offer comfort to the heart and catalyze inspiration.
Laura has been painting for 11 years. Her passion for art was reignited during the years her family lived in London. It was there she began taking art classes at small independent schools and tried a variety of mediums, ultimately landing on acrylics and mixed media. She is still trying new things and finds the challenge of new techniques exciting and fun.
Painting is Laura’s truest passion, as well as an avenue to care for and give to others. Laura and her husband, Mark, have found a joint mission in the generosity space and have found that it can change the way people view their meaning and purpose in life. Painting feels like an outpouring of her identity as a daughter of the ultimate Creator, and a way to express her emotional journey through life.
Dale Najarian received her BFA from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia and worked for over fifteen years as a Graphic Designer and Art Director at various advertising agencies and studios in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.
Dale began painting in watercolor and for the last 20 years has experimented with other mediums including acrylics, mixed media, and oils. Her work is a colorful translation of everyday scenes and objects and she often works from life or in her studio using photography as a general guide. Once she gets the feel for a painting she abandons the actual image and creates from within to develop a recognizable yet simplistic painting the viewer can identify with.
Dale’s paintings are in private and corporate collections. She paints in her studio in Southern Connecticut and shows her work in curated gallery exhibitions and juried shows throughout the North East.
Elizabeth is an artist, activist, designer and visual thinker. Raised on a dairy farm in upstate New York with abundant freedom and immersed in nature, Elizabeth developed a deep love of art and the intrinsic beauty of her environment. With the aim to transform the movement of nature, her canvases illustrate the quiet drift in the sky, the roll of the ocean and a softness seen in water and the horizon.
Elizabeth’s artwork is literally an extension of who she is, as she paints with her body. A unique technique in which Elizabeth pours paint on her body and strategically lays on the canvas to capture the organic shapes for varying depth and texture. The outcome is abstract artwork that evokes intrigue, serenity and ultimately one of beauty and strength. Her paintings engage the viewer both visually as well as tactically using many layers of paint to indicate movement and color abstraction, each canvas is an individual exploration of texture, color and form.
Janet Samuels is a born and bred Brooklyn girl who left New York to go to college in Boston. While majoring in business, Janet found herself drawn to all things visual and began to develop her interest in photography. After college, photography took a back seat as she began a marketing career.
Flash forward 20 plus years, and the rediscovery of some of her early rock and roll portraits brought resurgence in her passion for capturing a visual statement and isolating a moment in time.
Now, she loves to shoot on the street and on the go. Drawn to life with all its beauty, joy, and imperfections…she has a sense of humor and revels in those moments when fun and laughter come through her lens.
Sholeh Janati’s renowned works are characterized by strong brush strokes, rich textures and vibrant colors and can be found in Europe, the Middle East and North America.
Born in Tehran, Sholeh adopted the United States as her home in 1988. Her talents were originally recognized by Persian traditionalists. As her paintings grew in prominence, Sholeh’s work in still life, nudes, portraits, and abstract paintings has earned her praise from a variety of American and European critics.
Collectors of Sholeh’s work appreciate that her paintings provide a constant interaction with the viewer, discovering new dynamics and dimensions in each piece. In this sense, the viewer finds each of Sholeh’s works as an expression of their own artistic vision.
Formally trained as an illustrator, Nancy Landauer holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York City. She worked on staff as a print and textile designer, and freelanced as a magazine illustrator for many years. Enjoying the freedom from the constraints of commercial art, Nancy has created a unique and on-trend look in her abstract canvasses. They are aimed at the interior design market, but truly are abstract expressionism in its purest form. The result of her unique artistic voice is a distinct body of art work in which every piece is different and makes it own contemporary statement.