BY ELIZABETH GRAZIOLI
DC is always bursting with pride and excitement for the city and the country. So, for the fourth of July I wanted to share five artists that are inspired by and inspire patriotism.
One may have seen Winterbottom’s work before, as he has been showing and snapping around the District for over 20 years. A DC area native, he captures the monuments and patriotism of our fair city perfectly. He is mostly interested in the textures and composition and considers his work “romantic and haunting, dramatic and serene.” You can find Winterbottom’s work at the National Cathedral right now! Check out his work online for more details www.colinwinterbottom.com
A transplant to DC from Brazil, Amin is in love with Washington DC and America. He has really made the city his home away from home and often finds unique opportunities to show his artwork. Recently he had the opportunity to show is work at Sterling and Burke, Ltd. and created a series of American flags in his traditional abstract expressionist style, capturing the color and movement of the flag perfectly. For more information, visit his website at fabianoamin.com
No doubt you’ve walked past or interacted with O’Neill’s iconic images of Lincoln, Teddy or the Capital dome, with even such great success as presenting the President with a portrait. O’Neill is not only an artist that uses bright colors, bold ideas and vivid imagery on the canvas, but recently she co-founded SwatchRoom, a creative design firm located in the heart of Shaw on 9th St NW. Stop by there to see her work or visit www.colinwinterbottom.com
Another photographer born-and-bred in the capital of our great country, Sarma captures the landscape and nature of it in an almost dream like fashion. Since 2006, Sarma has been bringing the nature of not only DC but also the American landscape to life by creating work with unusual angles, colors and composition. Sarma’s work can be seen throughout Washington at a number of corporate locations. For more information, check out www.navinsarmaphotography.com
And… Staying in DC for the holiday? Then swing by Eastern Market for the work of Gregory Jackson-Collins. He has created a name and place for himself at the entrance of the market on a weekly basis showing not only American flag work but also the DC flag painted on unique canvases of wood and recycled materials.
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