Original Art by 11 Local Artists

We recently welcomed another new artist to our walls at C2M

Carrie Patterson

Carrie Patterson (American, born Tokyo, Japan) has for over twenty years developed a daily perceptual
painting practice that engages her mind and body by creating geometric paintings that embody a poetic,
physical translation of space. She earned a BFA in Studio Art from James Madison University and a MFA in
Painting from The University of Pennsylvania, and was a student resident at the New York Studio School where
she worked with second generation abstract expressionists Charles Cajori, Mercedes Matter and Rosemarie
Beck. Her work has been exhibited nationally, with solo exhibitions at The Painting Center (New York, NY),
Mary Baldwin University (Staunton, VA), Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum (Marshall, MN),
Susan Randolph (New York, NY), AxD Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Boyden Gallery at St. Mary’s College of
Maryland, and University of Maryland College at the Federal Courthouse (Greenbelt, MD). Her work has been
included in exhibitions at Kathryn Markel Fine Art (New York, NY), The Painting Center (New York, NY),
The New York Studio School (New York, NY), WPA Select at the Katzen Art Center, American University
(Washington, DC) and the Sherman Gallery at Boston University (Boston, MA). Her work has been written
about in the Washington Post, City Arts New York Press, Abstract Art Online, Geoform Abstract Art, and The
Philadelphia Inquirer. Patterson was elected to membership at The Painting Center and served for many years
on the Executive Board. A longstanding advocate for the arts, Carrie has served on the Board of the St. Mary’s
County Arts Council, volunteers her time and expertise to many arts organizations, and has authored How to
See for The Great Courses, The Teaching Company. She is a director on the Board for the Mt. Gretna School of
Art. In 2021, Patterson was awarded an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. In 2020-
2023 she served as the Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of the Arts at St. Mary’s College of Maryland
where she is a tenured Professor of Art.
Carrie's Website

Steve Moen

Painting for me is an opportunity to explore the rhythms of nature. And as I do this I put a heavy emphasis on design and color. I am fascinated by the sense of sight (visual perception) as well as the physics of light (how the visual magnetic spectrum moves through the atmosphere). Every artist in a sense creates a language in the medium of his or her choice. As a painter I am most interested in color and color juxtapositions. For me color is the most effective way to stimulate the emotions. When painting my first step is an intuitive impulse. This leads to a series of fun discoveries and problems demanding resolutions. At some point along the way the painting begins to evoke feelings and this is what I like to explore. The process is never easy, and that’s the fun of it.

Poetry is part of my process and I favor the simple seventeen syllable haiku format. Engaging the sense of sound, and reflecting upon the literal and figurative content of a few words helps to focus my attention on the emotional qualities of the painting.

Steve's Website

Christina Haslinger

Christina Haslinger
began painting with oils in college, crossed over to
water mediums using acrylics as her medium of
choice, followed by watercolors. She subsequently
began enjoying experimental water media and the
excitement of following the creative waves of color.
Christina has been passionate about art her whole life
being surrounded by her mother’s artwork but it
wasn’t until after completing her graduate degree in
administration that she made time for painting.
She studied acrylic painting with master colorist, Doris
Haskel, close to three decades. Starting with still life
and landscape in acrylics, she progressed into abstract painting after attending workshops with
Pat Dews. She has taken classes and workshops in watercolor with Firouzeh Sadeghi, Susan
Herron, Wendy Daniels and Sue Moses; attended painting workshops and classes with Monica
Pittman, Holly Buehler, Walt Bartman and Joan Tyko at Glen Echo.
One observer of her work expressed her medium as “light,” for the quality of light conveys in
both her realistic and abstract works. Christina believes that artwork can be healing and looking
at artwork can heal the soul and enliven the heart. Her desire is for her paintings to embody
consciousness which uplifts the individual who view the works.
She frequently uses photographs from her travels as subjects as can be seen in her numerous
paintings of Ireland, Lily Pons and Brookside Gardens. Her abstracts are a product of layering
ideas, textures, shapes, colors and having fun. She exhibits locally.
Christina's Website


I believe that I am first and foremost, a poet, who believes in the preservation of good people, good poetry and good paintings. This in turn will lead us toward a good place in our lives. My art will be poetry put to paint, as I am somewhat of a fallen angel, resurrected as a saint. Nothing short of the abandonment of reality, interpreted in the intensity of every brush stroke. In actuality, I will not paint these paintings, they will somehow paint me. Every emotion, which I may have suppressed in my past, will be evoked in my artwork. Thus, my constant focus will be on the underneath as it prepares to rise. And my aim is to capture and relay it in a poem visualized as a painting. Hence, painting will become my voice, and through it, I speak only in the language of love. Tempting the most hard-pressed nonbeliever to join in and celebrate the art of living.

Art had become my vehicle, driving me toward freedom, an escape from what I once deemed as a normal course, and toward my natural purpose in life. Thus, the search was over, as I had found my way. A new journey had been discovered. Inspiration enveloped me; I was alive and everything around me, within me, was in constant motion. Therefore, my artwork must be as well. Realizing now, that when I am in my personal flow, I can effortlessly, experience art creation, a skill which I had not formally been taught.

The evolution of my art is continual, and its unexpected conception was due in part to a simple gesture of kindness from a friend. As mentioned earlier, prior to stumbling upon my path of art creation, I had been lost and uninspired. In college, I had studied sociology, so, I had no inclination that I would be creating art today. So, this friend's gesture of kindness, I speak of was a simple beginners painting set, given to me as a birthday gift. She too, had noticed my inability to find peace and happiness within; yet she did not shun the opportunity to help. Again, I had no expectation for this gift, nor did I have any idea that I would have taken to it as I have. In short, the magnitude of appreciation for this gift was and still is enormous, as it served as the beginning of the art career which I pursue today.

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Rayhart's Website

Sara Becker

A good artist is constantly growing and changing. My interest at this time has turned toward abstract expressionism. Influenced by the German Expressionists of the early 19th century who used color, shape and movement, I am enjoying the freeing of creativity that non-objective art provides. I can enter a world of exciting color with freedom of unhindered movement and get blissfully lost, as opposed to being bound by the structure of representational painting that requires at leasat some acceptance to the confines of depicting images as they are seen in real life. Currently, I am working on a series of raised relieft type paintings that are, what I am calling, mysterious and unexplored landscapes. In these imaginary landscapes you are free to see what you want to see, or what seems to be hidden, in the layers of color and texture.

Sara's Website

Katie Joselow

I am an acrobat of color, swinging from shape to shape, walking a tight rope of line, responding in the moment to the energy of colors and the spontaneity of line. Like the circus, my works display an array of movement, form and exotic imagery. I use strong gestural marks that move through colorful landscapes.

I am intrigued by the symbols of language, the improvisation of graffiti and street art and the classic, gestural, artwork of Japan and China.
I am a founding member of Color8 Arts, an all women art collective and an active member of the Alexandria Art League, often juried into their monthly shows and a member of the Bin Gallery. In 2014, a piece was selected for the Biennial Ikebana show at The Art League Gallery. I have shown my work at various venues in the DC Area.

Katie Joselow is a D.C. native abstract painter and photographer. She started painting with her mother, artist and art educator Lisa Bohrer. She has explored many mediums including ceramics, silversmithing and photography. Now she focuses most of her time on acrylic abstract painting and photography. She lives in Silver Spring, MD with her husband and daughter.

Lisa Bohrer

My painting is born out of a love affair with nature. I strive not to imitate nature, but to capture my innate response to it. My art is a result of a deep need to express the pure sense of wonder, joy, and awe I experience when I am surrounded by the natural world.
I am interested in the effects that color, light and exposure to nature have on establishing a sense of wellbeing. I play with color and light along with organic form as I paint. My goal is to engage the viewer with my use of exuberant color and movement.
I am a long time art teacher, painter, photographer and potter. I have my own clay program, Clay Workshop for children. I am an exhibiting member of The Art League of Alexandria. My pieces have been exhibited at the Art League Gallery, Target Gallery, Foundry Gallery, 868 Vineyard and The Writer’s Center. I grew up in Arlington, VA, and live in Chevy Chase, MD, with my husband Dick. My daughter Katie Joselow is also a painter. We continue to paint together and are both founding members of color8art, a collective of women artists who support each other as they show their work as a group.

Upcoming shows are at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Alexandria, VA, June 8th-July 24th, reception July 23rd at 7:00 and at the Glenview Mansion and Gallery, Rockville, MD, Sept. 6th-30th.

Lisa's website

Maureen Ward

Maureen Ward began her art forays in her teens, with pen and ink drawings. She studied oil painting on and off for the last twenty years with Soviet-trained artist Otari Shiuk, and more recently with Yellow Barn artists Walt Bartman, Natasha Karpinskaia, Glen Kessler, and Jordan Bruns. She has also attended classes and workshops with Jack Boul, Maggie Siner, Carolyn Anderson, Carol Rubin and others. A notorious techie, she experimented some years ago with the Corel Draw/Wacom Tablet & Pen system and has been drawing and painting for several years with her iPhone, iPad and apps such as ArtRage, SketchbookPro, Brushes and Zen Brush. She has structured a graduated series of workshops and classes designed to teach the fundamentals of making art on an iPad. As I continue to broaden my range in making images, I have concluded that all means of making art are wonderful (including the iPad). The beauty of our world can be cherished and celebrated in innumerable ways. I will love to show you a small piece of a happenin' digital scene, which Walt Bartman calls ‘the art of the future’.
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John James Anderson

John James Anderson is an interdisciplinary artist who works with vector and raster software, video, painting, and less conventional tools and media.

He earned two BFAs from Iowa State University – one in graphic design and the second in drawing/painting/printmaking – and has over a decade of experience working as a graphic designer. After earning an MFA in painting from American University, Anderson began to teach art in the greater Washington, DC metro area, and has taught at American University, The George Washington University, George Mason University, and The Corcoran College of Art and Design. He is currently an associate professor of art at Prince George's Community College in Largo, MD, just outside of the Capital Beltway.

His work has exhibited throughout the United States, and has been awarded several grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanties.


Margaret Newton

Margaret Newton is an artist based in the nation's capital. She is known for her textural paintings and bronzes and has been featured in many galleries across the nation including Washington DC, Atlanta, and Seattle and is now featured at C2M Chiropractic.

Her art is internationally collected. To find out more, please go to the website margaretworld.weebly.com or contact her at margaretworldart@gmail.com.

Terra Gill

Terra was born in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 1980. Named after the earth, Terra found solace and inspiration in large green expanses, color and composition, and began drawing and painting trees, landscapes, and animals almost exclusively.

She graduated from Davidson College with a degree in Environmental Anthropology and a number of art courses to her credit. She discovered fine art where few have looked: fascinated by the perfect geometrical design gracing a beetle’s back; inspired by the seamless symmetry of a tree's roots, trunk and widespread branches; and awed by the endless balance and harmony amidst the chaos of a perfect storm. Through the medium of line and color her childhood dream to express the exquisite beauty and complexity of the unseen and unnoticed began to emerge. www.terragill.com