In the Studio with Allison Malafronte

In the Studios: Charles Yoder

by Allison Malafronte

Charlie Yoder’s paintings have a larger-than-life presence. Usually occupying the better part of a gallery wall, they command your attention with their graphic rhythm and realistic detail, offering as much intrigue and mystery as the actual scenes in real life. This is an appropriate way for the six-foot-eight artist to work, as it... More »

In the Studio: Sherrie McGraw

by Allison Malafronte

Sherrie McGraw has a natural eloquence when speaking the language of drawing and painting. Her lyrical lines, dramatic chiaroscuro, and confident brushstrokes — all informed by decades of intelligent discovery — combine to create artworks of seemingly effortless elegance. An admirer of McGraw’s work for many years, I have been... More »

In the Studio: Derek Penix

by Allison Malafronte

Derek Penix is a primarily self-taught painter from Oklahoma who sees his artistic vocation as more of an adventurous journey than a predictable path. Not wanting to be known for one particular subject or to stagnate his growth, he constantly keeps his eyes and mind open to what is speaking to him next, anchoring himself only... More »

In the Studio: Leo Mancini-Hresko

by Allison Malafronte

Landscape painter Leo Mancini-Hresko spent eleven years training and teaching in Florence before returning to his hometown of Boston to set up a studio in the urban outskirts of Waltham. After seven years in that space, Mancini-Hresko’s style has become a synthesis of the nineteenth-century academic education he acquired in... More »