Drawn from Nature

On View: April 1 – June 18, 2023
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 2 from 2 – 4 PM. All are welcome.
Gallery open daily from 9 AM – 4 PM
Note: Gallery may occasionally be closed for meetings or programs. Please call ahead to confirm availability if you are driving from a distance: 610-647-8870

Drawn from Nature celebrates the connection between two artists and their love for the natural world. Judy Antonelli and Terry Boyle have been friends and colleagues for many years, each with their unique style and a shared fascination of flowers, landscapes, and light.

I love Nature and love to paint it, so exhibiting at the Arboretum is a perfect fit for me. This has been an utter delight, painting Nature as the subject for the paintings in this show. – Judy

It is a wonderful feeling to share a show with a longtime friend and fellow artist. We are so similar in our appreciation of being able to capture the beautiful nature that surrounds us daily. Artists always love what they do. – Terry

About Judy Antonelli:

West Chester artist Judy Antonelli is a watercolorist whose paintings are vibrant and full of feeling. While she paints, she develops a rapport with her subject and her personal inner feeling blends with objective realism, giving a unique flavor to the subject.

A watercolor teacher for 34 years, she is currently painting in oil, pastel, and watercolor. She has had 36 solo shows and in 1982 her award-winning book “A Tribute to Cape May” was published. Two international fine art card companies have reproduced her paintings. Buyers of her work include major corporations such as Wilmington Trust Bank, MBNA Bank, McGraw-Hill in New York, and Bell Atlantic, as well as private collectors throughout the US. She was also featured in the Spring 1993 and Spring 2007 Watercolor Magazine issue of American Artist Magazine.

Click here to learn more about Judy Antonelli.

About Terry Boyle:

Terry Boyle was born and educated in Pennsylvania in and around the Philadelphia area. She was influenced early in life by her grandfather, Norwegian painter Enior Hiortdahl, and her attendance at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where she studied under notable artists such as John McCoy, Maurice Blackburn, Hobson Pitman, Jack Bookbinder, and Harry Rosen.

Her studies at the Academy have enabled her to work in most mediums. She is an alumni member of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts as well as a member of The Philadelphia Water Color Society, Delaware County Art League, The Wayne Art Center, The French Creek Art Colony, Painters Circle, Philadelphia Pastel Society, American Impressionist Society, and Network, a critique group. She served has served on the boards of the Philadelphia Water Color Society, Wayne Art Center, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, and Women of Greater Philadelphia. She has co-chaired The Philadelphia Water Color Society 111th, 112th, and 115th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper.

She has received numerous awards in local and regional shows and is represented in many private and business collections. She ran a family-owned business for over 10 years and raised five children. She is active in many community outreach organizations, as well as active in the arts.