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Layne Kendig / Barney Cole & Phillip Chiang

and Students

Layne Kendig

Layne Kendig was born in York. Pennsylvania in
1938. As a boy he liked to draw flowers and trees.
His mother gave him his first oil painting set when
he was 9. He painted trees, flowers and still lifes
of fruit. He moved to Ohio in his early teens. As a
young adult, with family, there wasn’t any time for
At the age off 55, he became interested in painting
again as therapy following a serious illness. Watercolor
painting has given him a zest for life as no other medium
has. His work is exhibited in many galleries in Northeastern
Ohio. His work has a quality of a fine draftsman
and his use of light and color show his individual
approach to watercolor.
He has taken watercolor workshops in Maine,
Pennsylvania, and Ohio, working with leading artists.
His love of painting has turned into a full time career
as an artist and instructor. He is an active member of
the Whiskey Painters of America and is also an associate
member of the Ohio Watercolor Society. He has won
numerous awards for his paintings and has been
featured in newspaper and magazine articles.
Recently his artwork was selected for the seasonal
holiday cards distributed by the Cleveland Sight Center.
Presently he is teaching watercolor classes at
Willoughby Hills City Hall, Willoughby Hills, Ohio

Barney Cole

Watercolor/Oil/Pastel Painter



Artistic Juror 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 1998-2000


Ohio Watercolor Society (OWS)

Whiskey Painters of America (WPA)

Hudson Society of Artists


BS Degree , Ohio State University

Art Study with AWS Members: 

Lowell Smith 

Fred Leach 

Marc Moon 

Don Gets

Franklin Jones

William Reese

Claud Croney


Hudson Art on the Green: 1993, 2000 

Willoughby Art Festival: 1999, 2002, 2003 

St. Johns’ Westshore: 1997 

Westerville Art Festival: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 

Crocker Park: 2007






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Phillip Chiang

Dr. M.H. Phillip Chiang

Dr. Phillip Chiang began his artistic journey when he was in High School - Taipei, 
Taiwan at the age of 18.  He captured the essence of his former medical school 
building using beige's, browns and greens to highlight different aspects of this
prestigious institution.

It wasn't until 2007, when he decided to get fully involved with watercolor
painting, that his skills and talents as an artist took hold.  He began his studies
in painting at Lakeland Community College under the direction of Mrs. Joyce
Bennett.  Here, he developed skills of color mixing, perspective, and depth.
Through her instructions, Dr Chiang began to develop his style of painting.

In 2008, Dr. Chiang happened to befriend an artist by the name of Layne Kendig 
through the acquaintance of a mutual friend.  He began taking intense classes 
with well-known artist, Mr Kendig on a weekly basis.  In so doing, he has progressed
with great strides in creating many beautiful images on canvas.  Dr. Chiangs' 
inspiration comes from his love of painting and sharing stories of heightened 
elation, as well as, depths of sorrow with his mentor.

Thank you,



Fred Angie

The Golden Years have been a time of refreshment and revitalization for Fred Angie to pursue his endeavors in the world of art.  Enrolling in a variety of classes at The Cleveland Institute of Art and seeking out workshops by wonderfully talented art teachers, Fred immersed himself in mastering the art of watercolor.   Although Fred loves experimenting with all the mediums ---  oil, charcoal, acrylic, pastels---his passion is watercolor.  Fred Angie demonstrates a special gift for realism, impressionism and the semi-abstract.  “Art has finally become my lifelong dream fulfilled.  I see the natural beauty God created all around me and delight in capturing it on canvas.”


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Rosie Buehner

For as long as I can remember I have always enjoyed artistry. I started in ceramics and from there made porcelain dolls. I then started experimenting with creating drawings and paintings in many venues including Acrylic, Oil, Pencil, Pastels, and finally one day about 13 years ago I decided to give Watercolor a try. I had found my niche! I am thankful to Barney Cole and Layne Kendig for the endless hours of support and knowledge they passed on to me. I especially thank God for allowing me to recreate on paper what he, as the master Artist, has already made. When I have a brush in my hand all the world and it's problems seem to fade away. I am also a avid Gardener and find many of my paintings right in my back yard.




Pat Carroll Bonander

I am a lifetime resident of Lake County and started painting in the 80's.  I have always loved the outdoors and am an avid gardener which is reflected in my watercolors.  


Joan Richelson

440.944.6062 or mrichelson@aol.com
Chaya Joan Richelson returned to the art world 2 years ago after a 35 year hiatus. For almost 2 years, she has been under the tutelage of Layne Kendig, and more recently, Barney Cole, to learn the essence of the watercolor medium. She also attended a Fred Graff workshop. Her background includes 4 years at the Cleveland Institute of Art, with her last year at the California College of Arts and Crafts, majoring in Textile Design. In addition to extensive gallery work in Berkeley, CA, she worked as a designer/painter for a manufacturer of women’s hand-painted silk suits in San Francisco. Her designs were popular on the east and west coasts in stores like Nordstrom’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy’s.
“Today, I am very privileged to learn watercolor with such esteemed artists. My current focus is to increase my control of the watercolor medium while developing a strong sense of design, color, and composition. I love the fresh, spontaneous look of a watercolor painting; the painting seems so alive. Through watercolor, I hope to communicate with the viewer - to evoke or create fond memories of precious moments in people’s lives. And, if people of all ages find my work meaningful, than I have achieved my goal.”
Chaya Joan Richelson

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Ron Powaski


Ron Powaski has been making landscape photos and painting acrylics and water colors for 40 years. He is a resident of Euclid.

Photo by Ron Powaski photo

Chris Provard

I have been painting for over 20 years in Central and Northern Ohio.  I truly love the medium of watercolor.  I especially love painting on location.


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(440) 918-8730

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