Meet Our Artists/Photographers
Cindy loves architectural elements, fine art, abstract, texture and black and white photography, loves capturing motion, movement and softness. She is a lover of learning new techniques and working to master them through observation and practice. She loves collaborating with other female artists. She is looking forward to working with Diane and Zinn to create more opportunities for others to do the same.
Diane Richter is a freelance photographer living in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, who specializes in Music, Event, Nature and Fine Art Photography. She has been doing Fine Art Photography since 2005. Fine Art Photography is where her passion of art truly resides. She strives to stir emotions inside the viewer’s mind, perhaps questioning the meaning behind the image, her goal being to be different than all the rest.
Joan Zachary was born in upstate New York and moved to Pennsylvania for love in 1974. She has been intrigued by photography since childhood. Joan is also a musician and writer, and lives in Point Phillips, Pennsylvania with her guitarist fiancé and a very photogenic cat.
ANNA CAPALDI EDWARDS
Anna Capaldi Edwards is an Outsider Artist, having pieced together an education in the arts by sheer grit and an indomitable will to create. Born in Bristol, Pennsylvania in 1964, Anna is a photographer and mixed media artist. She has a BA in psychology and an MS degree from Temple University’s College of Pharmacy. Her day job involves science and technology, but her heart belongs to creating her award-winning work, which has appeared in various magazines, galleries and online publications.
Fiona Katarina is an avid autodidact photographer and concentrates on digital photography. She is a juried Master Artisan of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, an active member of the Chester County Camera Club, Chester County Art Association, the Photographic Society of America (PSA), a juried photographer in the PA Center for Photography’s Odyssey, Transformation and Americana exhibits and a juried artist in both the prestigious Malvern Retreat House and Daylesford Abbey Shows. Many of her images have won awards and titles of recognition including the Best in Show award for the body of work submitted for the June 2012 West Chester Plein Air competition.
Melissa Mertzman is a newcomer to the area of photography. Having spent her entire career as a scientist, Melissa received her first DSLR camera as a present the Christmas of 2016. Melissa photographs the world around her with an eye towards mood, drama, and provocative concepts. He main goal in capturing any photo is to cause the viewer to pause and think. In her less than 4-year tenure Melissa has participated in several blind juried exhibitions, including Americana, Odyssey, Exposure, Stover Mill and Phillips Mill. Her photo, Farming Fluidity, was selected as one of the top photos of 2018 by Photographer’s Forum Magazine. She also received the first place Juror’s Choice Award for Sunday Morning Pairs at the New Hope Arts 2019 Exposure exhibition. Her photos have been featured in print magazines, various Instagram galleries, and the Johnson & Johnson calendar.