Associate Artists whose last name begins with A through K

Biographies & Galleries

Below are the brief biographies & galleries of Associate Artists. These are artists whose work has been judged by a committee of their peers and found to display promise of ascending to the status of Exhibiting member.

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Phyllis Antonini - Oil

     As a child growing up in Brooklyn New York, her favorite pastime was drawing and designing. Her interest in art was encouraged and at age 10 she attended Pratt Institute weekend classes, where her imagination and creative urges were encouraged. That experience set her goal and eventually she did attend Pratt Institute as a full time undergraduate. When her interest turned to fashion illustration and advertising design she continued her education at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she earned an Associate Degree.
     Post graduation, she became Art Editor for a Bridal Fashion Industry publication with national subscribers. In addition to layout, she personally illustrated many of the editorial material and some of the paid advertising. Ultimately, she joined a major cosmetic company as a director of Promotions, following and setting the design trends for promotional vehicles.
     Retirement from commercial art has allowed her to turn her attention to the pursuit of her artistic ideals and the expression of her creative voice.
As a painter, her goal is to express the essence of the subject, by capturing the mood and emotional energy. In style, she is a Contemporary Realist: although some of her work has a decidedly more subjective approach. That is because she believes the artistic voice should flow as a natural response to the subject: always in pursuit of a continuous progression forward.
Her Inspiration
She is inspired by the land and seascapes of her travels. Oceans and beaches are her particular passion. The sea and its environs offer an endless opportunity for creative expression. She is fascinated as well by the radiant light of the Tuscan countryside. Vineyards, sunflowers, ancient poplars under wide open skies all make for endless exploration of color and light.
     Winner of first, second and third place awards/Monmouth County Senior art exhibit.
     Twice featured artist at the Freehold Art Gallery
Professional Association
Associate member of the Guild of Creative Art at Shrewsbury
   - Art Alliance, Red Bank
   - Freehold Art Society

Hillary Binder-Klein - Acrylic

     She is a self-taught artist who has been creating art her whole life.  She has been exhibiting various forms of her artwork at art shows and galleries throughout New Jersey since 1983.  Hillary’s acrylic paintings have been accepted into exhibits at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences on Long Beach Island, the Art Alliance of Monmouth County in Red Bank and the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, and the Monmouth Museum and Brookdale College, both in Lincroft.  One of her paintings was also accepted into the “Alumnae Artists Exhibit” which was part of the Mary H. Dana Artists Series at Douglass College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
     Hillary’s paintings are about the fleeting moments in nature that most people see, but rarely stop what they are doing to appreciate.  These are the moments when color is the brightest or most beautiful and silence is the loudest. Hillary captures the second or two when perfection or serenity exists and nothing is as important as what is happening or not happening at all.
     According to Hillary, “The moments depicted in my work are the ones that make me catch my breath, stop and really absorb the beauty nature bestows upon us.  I carry these images with me for a while in my memory where I revisit them when I need a break from the day-to-day ‘stuff.’ Then there comes a time when I feel the need to sit down, pick up a paintbrush and recreate what I have seen.  While I am painting, I am reliving those moments in my mind and trying to depict what was special about them.”
     It is Hillary’s hope that when others see her paintings, they will see and feel what she did and they will remember a point in time when they stopped and thought about nothing else but the beauty nature was showing them.

Debora S. Bruno - Photography

     She appreciates art in general styles. Her love for photography is one of the most important aspects of her life. Her work includes portrait, still life, nature, scenery, black and white, infrared, color and computer enhanced photography, though landscapes and architecture subjects are her favorites. When she is shooting these elements, she tries to capture the best quality of light as possible to produce a result that is remarkable.
     Debora has exhibited in many places such as the Middletown Public Library, Brookdale Community College, Guild of Creative Art, Art Alliance, Freehold Art Society, Count Clerk’s Office of Freehold, Monmouth Museum, Sea Bright Library, Manalapan Senior Center, Freehold Library, and the Law Offices of Lomuro, Davidson, Eastman & Munoz. She also had her work published in the Collage Magazine and received honorable mentions in the MCAC Juried Art Show in 2003 and the Student Art Show at Brookdale Community College in 2005 and 2006. She was awarded First Place for best alternative category for her piece entitled “Empire State Building” at the Photography Juried Show Open Eyesights, March 2007 and First Place in the 15th Juried Art Show at the Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ, in October 2007.

Tyler Nunnally-Duck - Photography

     She believes in the lemon tree growing in her living room, and in the art of kindness. She does not believe in umbrellas or iPhones. Her unique vision of the world was borne the moment she took her first photo with her yellow Cabbage Patch camera.
     She has a husband, two daughters and two Master’s degrees. Her life experiences honed her ability to relate to people and still believe in the greater good.
     She thrives when working on various projects, whether business or humanitarian-focused. Tyler’s mission statement is simple: Leave every customer feeling as excited as she is!

Val Dyshlov - Oil and Murals

     He is an award-winning artist who is a resident of Marlboro, NJ. He earned an M.F.A. in graphics and drawing from Kharkov Art School, Ukraine, in 1979, and then worked as an art teacher and manager of Experimental Graphics Lab at his alma mater. Since 1982, Val was an exhibiting member of the Union of Artists of the Soviet Union and was awarded several residencies and fellowships. During this time, he created significant mural pieces for public buildings. Val moved to the United States with his family in 1995. He donated his oils for a benefit auction in support of the September 11th aftermath liquidation in New York City in 2002.
     Val Dyshlov’s biography is included in the World Encyclopedia of Artists, K.G.Sauer, Germany.
     Val is an associate member of the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury and of the Society for Art of Imagination in London.
     He has participated in numerous national and international art shows, receiving awards, one of them a first place in experimental oil painting in an annual 2002 competition of The Artists Magazine. He has had several one-man shows, the most recent of them in 2005 in Tribeca, in 2004 at the Guild of Creative Art, and in 2002 in Florida.
     He is affiliated with the Printmaking Council of New Jersey.

Linné A. Grant - Watercolor

     She is a life-long resident of Monmouth County, New Jersey. She received her education at Brookdale Community College and Katharine Gibbs, and began her art studies with Lorraine Niemela. Linné has continued with lessons from other local artists and has had art instruction while on trips to France.
     Linné is a detail-oriented watercolorist whose main theme is portraying older buildings with character in Monmouth County, “places where we have all been.” Her subjects include older buildings and notable, everyday monuments found throughout the county that the local viewer may have visited or stumbled upon during his or her lifetime. Linné loves to capture the tone of a particular building and then enjoys watching people's faces and hearing their stories about each place she’s painted. Some stories are funny and add an even deeper connection with her goal to paint something from every town in Monmouth County.
     Some of her most remembered pieces of artwork include the Sandy Hook Light House, the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, Ice Boating on the Navesink, and the Middletown Clown seen on Route 35. Her work has been displayed in exhibitions held at the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center in Monmouth Beach and at the Oceanic Free Library in Rumson.
     Linné is a member of the Art Alliance, the Monmouth County Art Council, the New Jersey Water Color Society, and is an associate member of the Guild of Creative Art.