Upcoming Exhibitions:

AFAL's 2015 Smallworks Exhibition
Binders Limelight Gallery

Binders Art Supply and Frames
3330 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30305

September 1- 30, 2015, Kennesaw,

Reception with the Artists
Sunday, November 15, 2015
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm



Lisa Gleim


Director: Sherry Needle


Lynne Brice, Leah Henry, Shirley Seguin


Dede Collicot

Public Relations

Leah Hopkins Henry


Geri Zaki


Fran Milner, Sivananda Nyayapathi


Dominique Marsh



Financial Consultant

Ahmed H. Zaki, CPA, www.zakicpa.com

Our Membership

For serious artists interested in becoming a member of the League please email us at AtlantaFineArtsLeague@yahoo.com

Founding Members

Gleim-Jonas, Lisa | www.LisaGleim.com

Henry, Leah Hopkins | www.LeahHenry.com

Zaki, Geri | zak@mindspring.com

List of Current Members, 2014

Wendy Adams  

Wendy Adams


After graduating from the Yale School of Drama Wendy Adams began her career in The Arts as an Actor and Dancer in New York City. Her painting career began as a leading Designer of Needlepoint. Her designs sold widely throughout the U.S. and were featured in Arts in America. Today Wendy is known for her Children's Portraits, Still Life and Plein Air Landscapes. She won the National South Central Still LIfe Award in 2011. Her work appears in Atlanta at The Swan Coach House, Antiques of Vinings and Tula Studios and in Nashville at The Local Color Gallery. Her work has also been displayed at The Left Bank in St. Simons and in Madison, Cartersville, Newnan and around Georgia. She is a member of The Portrait Society of America, Atlanta Artist Center, The Chestnut Group, Oil Painters of America among others /p>

Nancy Bartmess  

Nancy Bartmess


Nancy studied art in Atlanta, with nationally notable painters and at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. She began painting after a long business career. Her work hangs in private and corporate collections. She is a member of Atlanta Artists Center, WPSE, American Pen Women and associate of OPA.

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Lynne Tompkins Brice


Award-winning Atlanta artist Lynne Brice’s paintings are focused on the aspects of life that give her pause – people, food and travel. Her goal is to capture a person’s spirit in a portrait. She wants you to crave the food or drink in a still life. And she hopes that you yearn to go where she’s been.

Tim Beacham  

Tim Beacham


A native of Atlanta; married since 1970; two adult children; Tim painted his first oil in 1962, but began in earnest in the 1990s. Virtually self-taught, he began working with a local artist, Gregory Johnson, in 1999. He is currently studying with Jim Schell and Marc Chatov. His favorite and most challenging works are portraits but enjoys still life, landscapes, and anything else that catches his eye.

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Eleanor "Bootsie" Callaham


An Atlanta native, Eleanor has been painting for over thirty years. Portraiture is her love, and her portraits may be found in numerous private collections. Painting pets, still life and landscape are also a joy to her.

Having studied with acclaimed local artists, she has been a finalist in local, regional and national juried art exhibits. Eleanor is a member of The Atlanta Fine Arts League, The Atlanta Artists Club, The Portrait Society of America and a juried member of The Portrait Society of Atlanta.


Dede Collicot  

Dede Collicott


Originally from Florida, Dede graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting, and a Degree in Art Education from the University of Colorado. Over the years, she has continued to study painting through classes and workshops. She is a member of the Atlanta Artists Center and Atlanta Fine Arts League. Working in watercolor, oil and acrylic, Dede has exhibited in juried shows in Colorado and Georgia.

Carol Kelly Dorn  

Carol Kelly Dorn


Carol Kelly Dorn is an award-winning artist who received her art degree from Georgia Southern University. She is interested in all forms of art & has been painting & drawing portraits in various media for over 20 years. In 2004, she experienced the rare opportunity to spend 3 weeks at the Musee du Louvre in Paris to recreate a copy of an Old Master's painting on site. The Art from the Heart Project is particularly close to Carol's own heart, since her father, Major Charles Kelly, a Dustoff medivac helicopter pilot, was killed in Vietnam as he attempted, under fire, to rescue wounded soldiers. She resides in Evans, Georgia.


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Lisa Gleim-Jonas  

Lisa Gleim-Jonas


Atlanta native Lisa Gleim-Jonas is an award winning artist and a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She is a highly sought after portrait artist for both her children and pet portraits. Aside from portraiture, she is also an accomplished landscape painter. Both can be found in private collections throughout the east coast, including Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the chambers of the honorable vice-chancelor Jack B. Jacobs and Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceutical Company.

Lisa is a Founding Member
of the Atlanta Fine Arts League.

Pat Aube Gray  

Pat Aubé Gray


Born in New York, Pat Aubé Gray lived in Maine, Texas, and Florida working in fine and commercial art as well as corporate business. In 1998 she moved to Blairsville, Georgia and resumed painting full-time. Self-taught, Pat Aubé Gray paints realistic still lifes, landscapes, figurative and portraits in several media. Recently, she has attended workshops with several highly regarded artists. The winner of many prestigious awards her paintings are in U.S. and European collections.

Larry Hall  

Larry Hall


Larry Hall of Atlanta served in combat in Vietnam as an Army Captain and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service against hostile forces. Larry volunteers for a number of non-profit organizations, including Studio Incamminati, realist studio in Philadelphia, and has served on the board or as an officer of several others. Artists with whom Larry has worked include Nelson Shanks, Burt Silverman, Albert Handell, Tony Ryder and Anne Emerson Hall.

Leah Henry  

Leah Hopkins Henry


Award winning Atlanta artist and graduate of the University of Georgia, Leah Hopkins Henry is a professional portrait painter who has been creating portraits since age 10. Landscape, still life and figures are other subjects that she paints. Henry has studied portraiture with internationally known artists Daniel Greene and David Leffel and her paintings can be found in many private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. She receives numerous commissions of children, adults and pets.

Leah is a Founding Member
of the Atlanta Fine Arts League.

Dominique Marsh  

Dominique Marsh


Dominique is a native of France and a former executive in the International Hospitality business. She decided to return to her first love of portraiture and has been painting people and animals ever since. Her paintings are found in numerous private collections zin Atlanta, Washington, DC, the West Coast and France. She has studied with numerous nationally renowned artists and is a member of the Portrait Society of America and Portrait Society of Atlanta.

Dominique Marsh  

Celeste McCollough


Celeste has lived and worked in Atlanta throughout her adult life. She has studied painting and drawing with Ben Smith and Marc Chatov, and she works in oils and dry media, including pastels, graphite and charcoal. An incurable people-watcher, Celeste is drawn to figurative work. With each painting, she strives to capture the motivation and emotion of the subject, as well as the physical characteristics. Celeste also enjoys still life as an expression of human impetus.

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Fran Milner


As a trained medical illustrator, specializing in the presentation of health information for the consumer health audience, Fran relaxes by putting her visual communication skills and sound knowledge of human anatomy to use painting portraits.

Vivian Moody  

Vivian Moody


Vivian Moody, an Atlanta artist, heard about the Art from the Heart Program and felt compelled to volunteer for such a worthwhile endeavor. She paints in both oil and pastels and combines a slightly impressionistic background with a higher lever of detail in the face. She is equally as comfortable painting both human faces as well as those of horses and canine friends.

Sherry Needle  

Sherry Needle


Sherry Needle studied at the State University of Iowa and at The American Academy of Art in Chicago where she received a solid background in drawing, anatomy and painting. Later, she moved to Atlanta and worked as a freelance artist while raising a family. As a member of Atlanta Pen Women, Atlanta Artists Center, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Portrait Society of Atlanta, Portrait Society of America and the Atlanta Fine Arts League, she has won numerous awards.

Sivananda Nyayapathi  

Sivananda Nyayapathi


Sivananda (Siva) has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Siva moved his family to Atlanta in 1996 and he started his pursuit of art again in 1997. Siva is a juried member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta and served as a board member for two years. His paintings can be found in numerous collections both locally and abroad. Siva has been teaching art for the past eight years.


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Kathleen Ryan headshot in studio  

Kathleen Ryan


Kathleen Ryan started oil painting at age 11. She later graduated from the State University of New York with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with Cum Laude Honors. Though she paints landscapes and still-life, her passion is with portraits. She is an award-winning oil painter who often takes first place, best of show, and people's choice. Her commissioned works can be found all over North America. She has completed portraits of families as well as professionals. One of her most cherished experiences was in donating portraits to the families of fallen soldiers as a member of the Fine Arts League. Kathleen's works have the ability to reach people and make them happy. She enjoys sharing her artistic gift of oil painting through exhibitions and commissions. Her talent and love for the arts shows in every brush stroke.


Liz Rietz


Jerry Sullivan

Shirley Seguin  

Shirley Seguin



Trisha Selgrath

Bayberry L. Shah in Brugges  

Bayberry L. Shah


After studies in both music and art, Bayberry found a new avenue for her creative energies by capturing macro shots of flowers with her camera. Her love of painting has been reignited by painting the best of her macro photographs. She has been actively expanding her portfolio and participating in juried local and national art events. She has collected thousands of photographs of unique flowers while traveling to over 40 countries and has selected the most worthy to recreate in paint.

Bayberry lives between Atlanta, Amsterdam and Helsinki while her husband works as a consultant.

Geri Zaki  

Geri Zaki


Geraldine Zaki has worked in oil over thirty years with a variety of subject matters including portraiture, still life, and plein air landscape. Her paintings are in corporate and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. She is a Past President of the Portrait Society of Atlanta. Ms. Zaki has studied portrait and figure painting with several of the leading national realist painters. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Plymouth State University.

Geri is a Founding Member
of the Atlanta Fine Arts League.