Meet the Artists Virtually
JANUARY 7, 2021

The Gallery Committee is presenting monthly virtual art exhibits, featuring two artists in each one-hour virtual show. On January 7, the interactive virtual exhibit will be moderated by a member of the Committee, and feature a presentation from each artist including  what inspires them; examples of their artwork; studio tour; and preferred medium. Attendees will be supplied a link to the artist’s website and be able to purchase art directly from the artist. 

Mark your calendars for these exciting and stimulating exhibits!

Cosmopolitan Club Members and their Guests, Artists and their Patrons are most welcome to attend.

Meet the Artists Zoom
Thursday, January 7, 2020
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

To Register: Click Here

“Walkway, Schuykill River, Philadelphia”
by Nina Martino

Artist Statement:
This talk and exhibition will include information and works by the four Martino Family members. I am the only surviving daughter/sibling. My future was predetermined as I was incredibly fortunate to be an offspring into a family of accomplished artists. My father, Giovanni Martino, N.A., was noted for his Manayunk and New Hope landscapes and is classified as an important PA Impressionist. My mother, Eva Marinelli Martino, developed her own style and themes, portraying realistic life size figures, interiors and still life. My sister, Babette, was noted for her pristine, dramatic, simplistic surreal suburban landscapes. My themes for the last decade are of Cityscapes of Philadelphia. The Schuylkill River, the historical classical buildings vs the avant-garde skyscrapers. The paintings are a compelling, descriptive enhanced evolution of history-past and present day.



by Chris Cox

As an abstract artist, I am drawn to the fluid relationship between water, sky and earth. My Scotland Series is inspired by the peaceful, yet rugged, terrain of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. A combination of their moors, majestic cliffs, rocky green hillsides, grey skies, calm lakes, fog, rough seas and distant mountains create a transcendental experience for me. There is an overwhelming influence of blue/grey and green/yellow everywhere, peppered with deep browns and creamy whites in the vistas of the Outer Hebrides. Their ever-changing skies give way to a constant play of light and dark upon the earth and water.
I work with oil on canvas, using primarily oil sticks, palette knives, scrapers and any tools that give me the texture and surface I want. With some of my paintings, I start with a ground of ceramic stucco to increase the tactile quality. I build layers of paint until the painting develops a rich history and texture. I want the viewer to see the artist’s hand in my work. I try to embrace the unexpected and allow the process to reveal or uncover what is there. That is when the painting becomes what it wants to be.