Presque Isle Gallery and Gifts partners with local artists in Erie, PA and throughout Northwest Pennsylvania, who supply us with genuinely unique and beautiful pieces.
Mary Hamilton is a local artist who specializes in canvas paintings. Hamilton also crafts holiday ornaments and other custom pieces. Her fine arts gallery can be found in Girard, Pennsylvania.
Mary Miller is a local artist who graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She started her art career in the graphic arts field before she began entering her work into art shows and exhibits. Miller shows her passion through watercolors and mainly paints realistic landscapes and birds. Miller is often inspired by the scenery around her and incorporates it into her work.
Art was always in Nancy's blood, as her father was a professional photographer and artists. Nancy Shumaker-Pallan received her degree in art education and excels in multiple forms of media art. Nancy is most well-known for her use of watercolors in her realistic wildlife and botanical pieces.
Cheryl Johnson is a local artist who is most well-known for her mosaic-style pieces. Johnson creates stunning mirrors, frames, and other homeware pieces that can be found here in our store. Johnson's use of found objects from nature are remarkable. Johnson describes her art as functional pieces for both business and home.
Toni Kelly grew up and has always lived in Northwestern Pennsylvania and has always enjoyed art. Even as a child, Kelly had a passion to draw and paint. Her love of drawing from nature, however, did not come until later in life. Kelly became interested in drawing nature after becoming an avid gardener. Toni Kelly and her art are known both regionally and internationally in the fields of calligraphy and book art.
Alex Cohen is an artist that grew up in Newton, Pennsylvania. Cohen received his degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and is now a professional oil painter. Cohen also creates custom, hand carved frames while also finding time to teach painting and drawing.
Barb Yerace has been working with glass art since 1980 when she discovered a love for it during her studies at Carnegie-Mellon. Thirty years later, Yerace has her own glass studio located in Erie, PA called Yerace Glass Studio. Her glass pieces are one of a kind and can be found in galleries in Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan.
Evan Everhart is a local artist who focuses on metal art. Everhart is able to create masterpieces with pieces of steel that are hand-cut. We are lucky enough to feature two of his Great Lakes metal pieces as well as a Presque Isle piece here in our store. Everhart is well-regarded for his careful craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind pieces.