Faculty


paul batch:

Realist painter currently working on his MFA at the Hartford Art School where he previously received his BFA.  Paul's award winning paintings have been exhibited nationally and can be seen in various galleries throughout CT.  Paul is a member of WHAL, the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and is an elected artist member to the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts.  

brian colbath:

Accomplished artist working in greater Hartford for over twenty years with numerous commissions for artwork and murals. CT Watercolor Society first place award, 2003. Represented by the David James Gallery, Glastonbury, the James Stephen Gallery in Farmington, and Vanderbilt Gallery in Nantucket.

carol ganick:

Graduate of Boston University. CT Watercolor Society Award Winner 1999, 2001 and 2004. Specializes in teaching traditional beginning and intermediate watercolor technique.

zbigniew grzyb:

Academy of Fine Art, Crakow, Poland. 2001 winner of Pollock-Krasner award, and 2001 individual artist grant from the GHAC. Widely exhibited with one person exhibits at New Britain Museum of American Art.

pieter lefferts

Pieter Lefferts is an award-winning artist whose works are in collections throughout the United States and in Europe. His work focuses on the wilderness of North America and the animals and people that inhabit it. He is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and trained in portraiture and figure painting at the Art Students League of New York.  

ilona levitz:

Vesper George School of Art, Boston. Studied at Trinity College, Hartford. Wesleyan University graduate program. Her paintings are in American and European collections. Llisted in "Who's Who in American Art." www.islevitz.com 

barbara mcbrien:

B.S. in Education, St. Joseph College; MA in Art Education, CCSU. Taught in elementary schools in Connecticut and Vermont and has offered art instruction to children and adults for over 20 years. Active member and exhibiting artist at CT art leagues and associations.

robert noreika:

National award winning artist. Graduate of Paier College of Art. Member Salmagundi Club (New England), CT Watercolor Societies and CT Academy of Fine Arts. Second Prize Winner, 2004 New England Watercolor Society Show in Bennington, VT. Childrens Book Illustrator whose work includes Marsh Morning and Off to the Fair.

beth reynolds:

Wheaton College, MA in Art History and Studio Art. Studied painting and ceramics at workshops and colleges in the United States and England.  Previously taught at: Renbrook, TASIS in England, Groton, and Norfeldt School in West Hartford. Work exhibited in galleries in CT, MA, and England.

suzanne sayers:

Master's degree in Education from the Creative Arts in Learning program at Lesley College, Cambridge, MA in 1997. Master Teaching Artist and Performing Artist through the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism.

shauna shane:

A professional painter for 35 years, Former Resident Artist at Yellowstone National Park, selected in 2008 to be resident artist at the New Britain Museum of American Art.  Commissions and paintings in collections around the world including the official portrait of the governor of Montana in 1990.  Maintains studio in a former button factory located on the Fenton River in Storrs, Connecticut.  www.shauna-shane.com.

joan shapiro:

BFA, Boston University. Studied with Andrew Cippolla, Peter Pellitieri, and Paul Zimmerman. Accomplished painter and sculptor with work in many private collections.

elena steier:

Cartoonist for over 15 years with cartoons in the Nickelodeon Magazine, Airport News, South Shore Monthly, Living in West Hartford, The New England Anomaly and others. Her cartoons also appeared on ESPN. 

c. dianne zweig:

A Contemporary Mixed Media abstract artist whose artwork is influenced by the organic shapes and abstract designs of 1950s textiles. She is a member of Connecticut Women Artists and a founding member of Mixus, a group of women artists who work in mixed media. Dianne enjoys teaching art classes and workshops to all ages. Also a retired psychotherapist, Dianne is interested in the psychology of the creative process and creative aging. She holds a Master's Degree from Rutgers University and recently was recognized with a Pat Rosoff Award for Abstract Art. http://cdiannezweig.com/