Metalsmith Mary Ellen O’Connor makes unique works in 24k gold on polished copper. Following her passion for animals, nature, and wildlife, her works exude a calm elegance influenced by Asian design and esthetics. After applying the gold leaf design, a process of heat treating the copper allows her to create iridescent color patterns, further enhancing the gold image.
Joining her is painter Anna Mastronardi Novak with exciting new multi-layered color pencil drawings depicting her native Italian landscapes and vistas, as well as imagery from around her home on Whidbey Island and the Northwest. Using a soft focus and often muted color palate her works are at once traditional in subject and contemporary and relatable.
See Mary Ellen O’Connor’s work online:https://www.robschoutengallery.com/mary-ellen-oconnor
See Anna Mastronardi Novak’s work online:https://www.robschoutengallery.com/anna-mastronardi-novak