Mary Nelson Sinclair (b. 1984) is an American artist based in New York’s Hudson Valley. Sinclair’s work draws from her everyday life and surroundings, conveying the act and process of painting itself. The roles of artist and mother, have informed one another in her work and life - the artist/mother cannot have full control over either situation, but she can act as an intuitive guide in both scenarios. Through the manipulation of different materials and their reaction with one another, the work begins to tell the story of its creation. Saturated hues and bold gestures guide the composition of each piece, while the contrast and layering of mixed materials brings a depth to the canvas or paper without feeling overwrought. Sinclair’s methods and techniques are constantly evolving through her experimentation with various mediums. Often times, that experimentation becomes the central theme of a singular piece or an entire body of work.
Mary Nelson grew up in Dallas, TX and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from the Pratt Institute in 2008. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Veranda, House Beautiful, Domino and VOGUE.
Corbin Cruise is a design & metalsmith studio located in the Hudson Valley, founded in 2016 by Matty Cruise. Matty first discovered metalworking and welding in his high school years, under the mentorship of his art teacher. Upon finishing college, Matty moved to New York with the hopes of pursuing a creative career. After years working within the world of industrial and interior design, he reaffirmed his love for metal work after joining a metal fabrication shop in Brooklyn, NY. Here he honed his skills and taught welding classes in the evenings, and became well acquainted with both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Once learning the nuances of brass and bronze, Corbin Cruise began to take form. The idea of manipulating the finish of these materials was the driving force behind much of his design. The faux hammered “gouge” finish and the aqua/turquoise “marine” grants his work with versatility, thus allowing them to exist in various spaces.
Matty Cruise is from Cape Cod, MA and earned his BA in English from St. Michaels College in Vermont. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Veranda, and domino Magazine.