Ann Strassman is an American figurative painter living and working in Boston. Antiques and the Arts Weekly vividly described her style: “Ann Strassman’s expressive realism… evolves from an unforgiving eye which she has developed from experience and time. She creates psychological tension with exaggerated brushwork and dramatic colors. The vocabulary may be German Expressionism and London school, but the vision is all her own.”
Hisako Kobayashi has been showing her art for the past three decades on four continents. As an abstract painter, her art combines the influences of a person who still feels a strong affinity for her native Japan, but who also received rigorous training in the US, and who has lived in this country for most of her adult life.