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The Brigantine has recently added seven nationally known artists, and we are actively searching for new additions to our gallery family. We promise fine art by talented artists and to do our best to offer the kind and quality of art you are looking for.




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Commissioned Paintings

If you enjoyed a particular painting by one of our artists which has already sold, please feel free to contact us. While original paintings are never duplicated, most of our artists will create a similar artwork piece by commission.


Up close and personal

View selected artist's paintings up close and personal. See the artist's style through their brush strokes and colors.

Place your cursor over the any painting to see their work up close.

Troy Collins - Cityscape

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Inna Deriy - Untitled

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Tom Henrichsen - Wooded Path

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Monestyretsy - Original 82

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Monestyretsy - Original 100


R. J. Ogren - The Gift

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Robert Pennor - #012

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Robert Pennor - The Sentinels on Michigan Avenue


C. L. Smith - Ladies In Waiting

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C. L. Smith - Ready Tracks - Milwaukee Road - Chicago



These are samples of some of our Associated Artist's works up close and personal.

All of our artists have different and unique styles and these are reflected in the magnified views.

Brightness, darkness, contrasts, colors, hues, shades, brush strokes, mediums, and painting surfaces just to mention a few combine to capture the essence of the subject matter and are approached diffenently by each artist.

From Troy Collins' use of rich colors mixed right on the canvas, as opposed to on the palette, to Inna Deiry's Liquid Mosaic technique, we see a wide variety of approaches to fine art.

To explore these different facets, simple run your cursor over a chosen image to get a closer look.

About some of our artists...


        George Ceffalio

My paintings are a culmination of several diverse painting techniques that I use together to transform commonplace items into scenes of significant beauty.

After several years of developing my painting style, I have found that by uniting elements of realism, elements of abstract painting and the chiaroscuro style, which is the contrast between light and dark, I can create paintings that capture the essence of the subject.


        Inna Deriy

Liquid Mosaic - a unique painting technique developed by Inna.

From the first glance it looks like stained glass or some sort of mosaic. This interesting effect was achieved by applying a very unique technique of spreading liquid pigmented polymers over a surface of choice with spatulas, sticks and needles. A transparent two part polymer is mixed with pigments like Cobalt, Copper, Silver, Indigo or various fine powders and cures after being spread to desired shapes.

After 12-15 hours, another layer is laid over if necessary. Once a piece is finished, it can withstand water, moderate mechanical stress, heat and UV rays. These pigmented polymers solidify and adhere to many kinds of surfaces - stone, brick, glass, canvas, wood and so on.

It makes this unique technique very flexible and opens up a wide variety of different choices.


         Pamela J. Hart

I am a landscape oil painter. My subject matter is very traditional; my painting style floats between realism and impressionism. The Impressionists and the Flemish portrait painters of the 14th & 15th centuries have greatly influenced me. I continue to explore pathways and the interplay of lights and darks, but I have incorporated into my work the layering of white emulsions in the under painting, popularized by Jan Van Eyck.

Working on linen I paint a tempera emulsion under painting. I put layer upon layer of highly reflective white undercoating over a charcoal drawing. I then finish with transparent and translucent colors. This enhances the luminosity of the colors. The light passes through the colors and reflects off the under painting giving my work incredible depth. I try to evoke the feeling that the viewer could just walk right into my work.


         Troy Collins

Master impressionist, Robert Moore, says of his former student, "His work is very individual, bold and direct in the application of paint an color, and unique in its feel, Troy is not afraid of rich color and mixes the pigment right on the canvas, as opposed to on the palette, where it can lose intensity. He lets his eye do the mixing."


         Janusz Migasiuk

Carved Wood Painting.

This challenging technique combines the skills of woodworking and art painting in one cohesive, striking form. The artwork is set apart by its unique texture which makes the paintings fascinating and distinctively attractive in various light conditions.

Janusz Migasiuk’s latest carved wood painting series was born from the desire to articulate his artistic needs in an expressionistic, vibrant and energetic way. The freedom of line, form and color opened up new possibilities and allowed for communicating through art in a different way. This entirely new creation process proved to be liberating and extremely refreshing.


         Joe Ruck

Carved Wood Painting.

Enjoyment for me comes from exploring many different mediums and subject matter. Currently I am painting with a brayer (roller) and am amazed with the versatility of this tool. From broad blocks of color to rhythmic sweeping lines the brayer allows for a wonderful spontaneity.


         Greg Singley

After a foray into freelance illustration Singley sought representation for his varied abilities and interest in fine art and found the Phoenix Art Group (formerly John Cline Gallery). It was here, from 1989 to 1997, that Singley came into his own, as one of our country’s leading floral impressionist painters.

When asked about this transition he answers,” I was prepared and able to adapt my experiences as an illustrator to achieve the challenge to become an Impressionist.


         John Walker

My approach to painting is representational, although the work evolves from an imaginative core. Painting in a realistic style allows for a direct interpretation of the thoughts that wind around in my mind as I explore my subjects. In some cases, a painting's story is almost fully rendered, while in others I prefer to present a mere suggestion to act as a starting point for the viewer's interpretation.

Just as thoughts intertwine, building into larger mental concepts, I weave dry brushed strokes around colored glazes of acrylic paint to build value and form on the painting's surface. Initially, glazes are liberally brushed or sometimes poured over the surface and then manipulated with a variety of tools to create texture and depth, while leaving enough space for the “random happy accident” to expand upon. As the work progresses areas are refined and detail added. Multiple, sometimes aggressive, applications of paint demand a rigid foundation, so I typically work on a gessoed hardboard panel.

Recently I've begun to include looser, more abstract passages in my paintings along with more intense color. I find these aspects can work, in an almost counter intuitive way, to reinforce the painting's focus and direction.



The Brigantine Art Academy instructors


Our associated artists teaching workshops are:

George Ceffalio - Oil/Acrylics - Landscapes/ Florals
Tom Henrichsen - Oil - Landscapes
Walter Monastyretsky - Oil - Landscapes/ Portraits/ Florals
Robert Pennor - Oil/Acrylics - Landscapes
Joe Ruck - Oil - Brayer (roller, no brushes)
John Walker - Acrylics - Portraits.


Many of our artists also teach our popular Paint and Play classes as well as give private lessons in our academy.

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