Local Artist

February 26, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Jonathan Jaeger

Jonathan Jaeger began painting full time five years ago after a career as a social worker. One day he realized he wanted more and needed to pursue his passion for painting. He describes his painting style as outside the norm. Jaeger grew up in a diverse adoptive family and he sees this influence in his […]

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February 23, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Doudgy ‘Dew’ Charmant

Doudgy “Dew” Charmant began creating art at the age of four with guidance from his uncle. He is a visual artist who tells stories with acrylic and oil paints. Love, joy, sadness and revenge are some of the themes depicted in his paintings that provide a commentary on life. Charmant is profiled as part of MyMCM’s […]

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February 16, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Paula Cleggett

Paula Cleggett got the bug for art when she was a child growing up in Chicago but wasn’t able to work on it full time until she retired right here in Montgomery County. Her career in communications, as a storyteller, is evident in her paintings. Reporter Diane Roberts shares what inspires Cleggett’s work. You can […]

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February 8, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Preston Sampson

Preston Sampson is committed to shining a light on gun violence against black men in America and uses bullet casings in his art to tell that distressing story. He also works in an unusual medium called encaustic painting. Sampson explained what that is to Diane Roberts at his Montgomery County art studio. Learn more about Preston, […]

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February 1, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Cynthia Farrell Johnson

As a diplomat, Cynthia Farrell Johnson traveled all over the world, picking up inspiration for her art along the way. Reporter Diane Roberts heard the stories firsthand from Johnson in the latest installment of Black Artists in Montgomery County. Only on MyMCM. Short Take: Cynthia Farrell Johnson, Black Artist in Montgomery County In this MyMCM […]

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January 15, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Levi Robinson

Levi Robinson is an artist whose work speaks to voting rights, the Black Lives Matter movement and so much more. He wants his art to have purpose and speak to the human condition. Diane Roberts got to see the creative process up close from his studio in Montgomery County. See the entire story only on […]

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December 5, 2014 | Aline Barros

Local Artist Solo Art Show in Rockville

A Cuban-born artist is scheduled to have a solo art showcase on Dec. 14 featuring  approximately 70 paintings at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville. Jorge Luis Bernal, a Rockville resident, has worked on these pieces the past six years. “I describe my art as abstract expressionism. They are feelings, emotions and stories represented graphically. Color is […]

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