Monica Allen Perin, a painter from her youth, began her fine art studies at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California. She subsequently obtained a Masters degree in the decorative arts (Museum Studies) at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and consecrated her theses to the garden frescoes found in and around Pompeii.
Teaching art history with the University of Maryland she continued to teach studio art and paint watercolors of the Italian country and seaside.
Following a move with her French husband to the South of France in 1998 she expanded her repertoire to include ‘buon fresco’ painting on fresh lime plaster in the manner of the Renaissance, and is currently involved in an important project to add fresco work to the façade of the parish church in Le Pradet, France.
Monica is also a US Navy artist attached to the Naval Historical Center at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C. As a ‘combat’ artist she has passed numerous weeks in ex-Yugoslavia and more recently with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean documenting daily life in an operational capacity on board an aircraft carrier or logistics support with a forward deployed unit. Monica has exhibited her watercolors in Italy, the US and in France, in particular in Marseille, Toulon (awarded best in show for watercolors at the Salon des beaux-arts 2002), and most recently in Cannes where she was awarded the silver medal at the salon international des arts and culture.
Monica teaches watercolor painting and fresco from her studio in France.
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Don Wright is a realist painter, using a meticulous and detail oriented technique, with watercolor as his favorite medium.
His award winning work has been shown in many juried exhibitions, including the Butler Institute of American Art, the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts and the Trumbull Art Gallery.
After graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Don worked as a graphic designer, and later as the art director for a national advertising agency where he remained for 40 years. As an instructor at Youngstown State University he taught courses in air brush technique, graphic illustration and photo retouch.
Don is formally retired, but is busier than ever as a design consultant, doing commissioned works and engaging numerous activities with local museums.
“I enjoy painting objects and scenes that motivates a strong desire to translate onto paper while working with the challenges of light and shadow” – Don Wright
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This image from the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College was one of 8 from the museum’s collection selected for enhancing guest rooms at the newest lodging establishment in town, The Hotel at Oberlin.
There were a total of 216 matted and framed prints required to be produced, delivered and installed within one month. This was a formidable task, but with Cindy keeping production organized, all went smoothly.
The hotel was fully operational, so the management blocked off one floor a day for the installation, minimizing any inconvenience to guests. We mounted the prints using security hardware, however we chose to use four attachment points instead of the more traditional three point hanging system to provide a very solid attachment and quality feel.
Located right on the main corner in downtown Oberlin and just a block or two from the Allen Memorial Art Museum, The Hotel at Oberlin is a very comfortable and great looking hotel that has been “designed to be one of the most environmentally sustainable hotels in the world”. We are very grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful project! The staff is outstanding, and the in-house restaurant is worthy of a visit. For more information you can find them online at: “thehotelatoberlin.com”