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Banner Artists
We have asked all of the artists and designers associated with Fast Smart Web Design to contribute artwork for the banner. Our artists and designers work in incredibly diverse mediums and styles, from cartoons to classical painting to hooked rugs to photography. We will showcase their work in our banner art, changing the banner on a semi-monthly basis. For more information, please read the biographical information below. Whenever a new banner appears, check out this page for information about the art and the artist.

Victor R. Stanwick

Victor R. StanwickVictor was born in Greenpoint, in Brooklyn, New York, in the late 1950's. Victor's dad, Richie, was a policeman and his mom, Arlene, was a bookkeeper and accountant at 20th Century Fox. Victor started showing artistic talent at an early age, manifesting itself through "customized" books throughout the house, dismantled wristwatches and household appliances, and primitive cave-style drawings on walls about 2 feet off the floor. Victor's parents learned early to only buy paints and crayons that could be easily washed off of various surfaces. Throughout his school years and while he served in the US Navy, Victor created cartoons and drawings that have warmed the hearts of friends and family or caused heartache and despair for those caricatured. In addition to drawing, Victor is also a skilled carpenter, mechanic, metal worker and amateur photographer. Victor has three sisters: Kathryn, Barbara and Linda, all of whom are talented artists in their own right.

Victor has been fascinated by "Proletkult" art for many years. "Proletkult" is an abreviation for "Proletarskie kulturno-prosvetitelnye organizatsii" (Proletarian Cultural and Enlightenment Organizations), a movement started in the early days of the Russian Revolution. The movement was started in order to put all artistic media into the hands of the proletariat. The industrial art of the Soviet era is reflected in this month's banner.

Fixit shop for websites
Industrial banner
A Soviet style banner by Victor Stanwick
Banner artwork by Victor R. Stanwick.

Susan L. Fowler

Susan L. FowlerSusan was raised in Prospect, Connecticut, just outside Waterbury. Her mother, Jane Fowler, is a prize-winning watercolorist and hooked-rug artist and all of her children learned about design and creative work from her. Susan's brother Tom is a writer, her sister Jan is a talented rug designer, her brother Mark paints using a combination of fine-point drafting and watercolor, and her brother Billy does pen and ink drawings. Her father was an extremely talented practitioner of the art of caning chairs.

Susan took the banner photo on a winter day in 2010 at Fresh Kills Park in Staten Island. Fresh Kills was New York City's landfill until it was closed in 2009, and the city is turning it into a huge nature preserve and bird sanctuary. Susan often goes there on bird-watching tours with her friends Carlmais and Sheila.

Banner artwork by Susan L. Fowler.

Carlmais Johnson

Carlmais Johnson A quote from Carlmais: Although I was raised and currently reside in New York City, I have always had a passion for nature and the ways in which we as humans co-exist with the natural world especially in cities and urban centers. I am an avid bird watcher, and spend the majority of my free time either birding or seeking new converts. Even on the worst day, the one thing that will invariably lift my mood and make it worthwhile to get out of bed is the cheerful chorus of bird song.
Banner artwork by Carlmais Johnson.

Jeffrey Anzevino

Jeffrey Anzevino Jeff Anzevino has been making photographs since 1976.  But with the establishment in 2008 of Anzevino Photography he has turned his hobby to a passion and small business and lens toward tugboats and high quality maritime art. 

Jeff’s photos have been published in Bouchard Transportation’s newsletter, Boating on the Hudson, and the Poughkeepsie Journal and his work has been presented at the South Street Seaport, Hudson River Maritime Museum, and Ossining Public Library.

With a collection of over 30,000 images shot between 2008 and the present, he has amassed a comprehensive archive of Hudson River tugboat photos.  These photos illustrate what may be the world's largest assortment of tugboat calendars with over 20 different “2012 Tugspotting on the Hudson” calendars for sale.  These feature mixed tugs, historic vessels such as the Tugs Cornell and Pegasus and the retired and now scrapped Kristin Poling, Coast Guard vessels, ships.  Jeff also produces calendars featuring tugs of major New York Harbor companies, such as Moran, McAllister, Reinauer, K-Sea, Poling, Hornbeck, and DonJon..

From his Sunfish sailboat in 1991 Jeff began photographing tugboats steaming past Poughkeepsie.  He honed his skill in single handing the non-motorized sailboat safely into position to capture with a Nikon 35mm camera the power of tugs and ships framed by the Mid-Hudson Bridge and Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge.  Jeff’s technique was featured in an article in Boating on the Hudson magazine.

Once it became apparent how many great photos he had, Anzevino went digital, bought a more reliable boat and a house outfitted with an AIS receiver within a three minute bike ride of the Hudson River and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.  He docks his boat, a 15’ West Wight Potter with 3.5HP outboard, just down the hill at Mariners on the Hudson.  These developments have enabled Anzevino to track tugs and capture them from all angles and weather conditions. In addition, he uses his extensive knowledge of the Hudson River, bridges, and shoreside parks to chase and photograph tugs, primarily between Hudson, NY and the Bear Mountain Bridge.  Jeff particularly enjoys the challenge of photographing a particular tug in multiple locations and is particular;ly rewarded with making images in brutally cold weather when tugs are plying an icy river.

He earned three AA degrees (geography, cartography and community planning) at Montgomery College (1983) and a BA in Geography from the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he graduated cum laude in 1985. He is also an adjunct instructor at Marist College.

He is also the founder in 1993 of the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association and a musician playing resophonic guitar.  He is an avid sailor, bicyclist, hiker, kayaker, cook, and gardener.

Banner artwork by Jeff Anzevino.

John Townes

John TownesJohn Townes lives in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. John works as a journalist during the day, and although he works with words professionally, he also has a passion for the visual arts and graphics. He works in digital painting by creating basic images on paper by hand and then scanning and refining them on the computer. He has a particular interest in landscapes, and is inspired by such traditional historical landscape artists as George Innes, the Hudson River school and John Constable. He also likes to draw goofy cartoons. You can see more examples of his work on his website at jtgallery.net. Custom prints are available for purchase.
Banner artwork by John Townes.

Eve LeBer

Eve LeBerEve LeBer, as anyone who knows her can attest, is a wonderful human being as well as an excellent artist and printmaker. Her banner is adapted from one of her prints. Some of the charms represent our clients (for example, Meals on Wheels of Staten Island, Hey Viv, and Tug Pegasus) and one is our logo.

Eve teaches art at United Cerebral Palsy on Staten Island. She and a colleague, Julia Justo, were NYers of the Week on NY1 for the week starting October 18, 2008.

 

 

Banner artwork by Eve LeBer.

Kathryn Badra

Kathryn BadraKathryn Badra was born in Brooklyn, New York. She has worked as a lab technician for over 25 years. She currently works for Carolinas Healthcare System, in Mooresville NC, with a team that specializes in transplants and all areas of kidney disease.

Kathy loves all kinds of art. She took a few art courses in college but has no real formal training. She is mostly inspired by her dad: "One day he was sitting at the kitchen table in Uniondale and he had drawn an amazingly detailed picture. I wanted to see how far the apple fell from the tree, so i bought an art pad and started drawing. I also started reading about drawing and painting and photography. Photography is a hobby. It may sound crazy, but when I look at things I see small details and colors more readily than the whole picture. In a perfect world I would travel far and wide and photograph all the beautiful things and places on earth."

Kathy works for Fast Smart Web Design as a consulting artist. She created two banners for us: The daytime banner is a shot of the gills underneath a mushroom cap. The nighttime banner is a close shot of the veins in an aspen leaf just starting to show its fall colors.

From 7 AM until 6 PM this banner appears at the top of the pages on this site.Daytime banner by Barbara Stanwick.
From 6 PM until 7 AM this banner appears at the top of the pages on this site.Daytime banner by Barbara Stanwick.

Barbara Stanwick

Barbarella StanwickBarbara Stanwick was born in Uniondale, New York, and has been an artist basically for her entire life. She works in several different mediums including oils, acrylics watercolors and pen and ink. She has had several shows in various New York City galleries and museums and currently lives in Mooresville, North Carolina. Barbara has designed several noteworthy websites including the original John Noble Collection museum site, and she worked on the team that created the original Ditech mortgage origination site with its powerful financial engine and database.

Barbara works for Fast Smart Web Design as a consulting artist and designer. Her work has a quirky, cartoon quality inspired somewhat by Pablo Picasso, George Braque, and other cubists. The banner she has created for us shows a stylized cityscape view. Since Fast Smart Web Design is headquartered in New York City, she felt it was representative of the company.

Daytime banner by Barbara Stanwick.


Banner Artists

We have asked all of the artists and designers associated with Fast Smart Web Design to contribute artwork for the banner. Our artists and designers work in incredibly diverse mediums and styles, from cartoons to classical painting to hooked rugs to photography. We will showcase their work in our banner art, changing the banner on a semi-monthly basis. For more information, please read the biographical information below. Whenever a new banner appears, check out this page for information about the art and the artist.

Barbara Stanwick

Barbarella StanwickBarbara Stanwick was born in Uniondale, New York, and has been an artist basically for her entire life. She works in several different mediums including oils, acrylics watercolors and pen and ink. She has had several shows in various New York City galleries and museums and currently lives in Mooresville, North Carolina. Barbara has designed several noteworthy websites including the original John Noble Collection museum site, and she worked on the team that created the original Ditech mortgage origination site with its powerful financial engine and database.

Barbara works for Fast Smart Web Design as a consulting artist and designer. Her work has a quirky, cartoon quality inspired somewhat by Pablo Picasso, George Braque, and other cubists. The banner she has created for us shows a stylized cityscape view. Since Fast Smart Web Design is headquartered in New York City, she felt it was representative of the company.

From 7 AM until 6 PM this banner appears at the top of the pages on this site.Daytime banner by Barbara Stanwick.

From 6 PM until 7 AM this banner appears at the top of the pages on this site.Daytime banner by Barbara Stanwick.


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