Melissa Maiello is an artist and art educator living and working in Long Island, New York. Maiello received a B.A. in Art Education from Adelphi University. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Maiello studied art and art history internationally at S.A.C.I Florence in Italy. She also acquired an M.S. in Special Education from Dowling College and her MFA at Long Island University. Maiello’s primary medium is charcoal, however she is also an active photographer, exploring different environments in an effort to document her surroundings. She has shown her work in local galleries, libraries and art fairs throughout New York.
E. Lisa Samperi
LIsa Samperi, local freelance artisit. She uses oils to paint portraits of people and pets from favorite photos. Lisa also enjoys doing landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. "The use of oils conveys the illusion of light and atmosphere in my paintings. The deep rich and vibrant colors in oil give me full freedom to capture the beauty of the subjects I paint." stated Lisa Samoperi. As a retired public school art teacher who taught all grades for thirty years, she spread her love of art to many.
Painter, Printmaker and Art Teacher
Shawn Uttenforfer is a painter, printmaker and art teacher at Garden City HS. I am an artist whose painting style is both brushwork yet sensitive portrayal of the emotion that capture the human experience. In printing the human experience is captured more simply and graphic.