Pat Crowley was an award-winning political cartoonist and artist director at the Palm Beach Post for three decades and a founding staff member of The Hill newspaper in Washington D.C. His cartoons and illustrations were distributed nationally by the San Diego-based Copley News Service and appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines nationally including the Sunday New York Times Sunday Week In Review. He has illustrated ten books.
Peggy Kirkwood studied at Elizabeth Seton College, Manhattanville College, and SUNY Purchase.
After a career in advertising as an Art Director, Peggy returned to her passion of watercolor. She has studied with master watercolorists Sue Archer, Jeanne Dobie, Tom Jones, Garri Katz, Tom Lynch, Ted Matz, and Barbara Nechis. Her work is displayed in private and public collections throughout the United States.
Peggy also a teaches watercolor at The New Studio for the Visual Arts in Jupiter, FL.
Sam Perry received his MFA from Florida Atlantic University and is a recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium's Visual Artists Fellowship. He currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Studio Arts at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has work in the collections of Art in Public Places at Palm Beach International Airport and the Norton Museum of Art.
Ted Matz held the position of Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Gallery and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida where he taught watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, pastels, and plein air painting. He has taught classes and workshops in Michigan and Vermont and currently does domestic and international workshops in Massachusetts, Maine, Italy, France and Cuba. He majored in Watercolor at Eastern Michigan University and graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design. He has worked in design related positions with Jacobson’s Store, Inc, Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor. Ted chaired and coordinated the First, Second, and Third Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Plein Air Festival in Tequesta/Jupiter, Florida, and recently acted as consultant to the 4th Annual Festival which brings 40 nationally recognized plein air artists from across the country and Europe. To see his work visit www.tedmatz.com