Meet the Artists of Greater Williamsburg
Greater Williamsburg is home to diverse artists with many talents. See below to learn more about some of our favorite local painters, sculptors and other artisans.
Apryl Altman is an artist providing faux finish and mural services to the Hampton Roads area. This also includes hand-painted tiles, furniture and wood graining. Apryl is also an accomplished watercolorist, exhibiting at This Century Art Gallery, Prince George Art & Frame and local art festivals.The focus of Altman’s watercolors and acrylics is to bring attention to everyday occurrences that often go unnoticed in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Altman encourages the viewer to be aware of life’s small wonders. Learn more
Gulay Berryman is an award-winning artist in the oil painting medium. Her style ranges from classical realism to impressionism and subjects include landscapes, seascapes, portraits, still life, the human figure, and specialized themes such as historical, transport, sports, or animals. She received her art training in France and Italy and has exhibited in nine different countries. Available for fine art commissions and also distributes art prints of Colonial Williamsburg. Gulay recently opened the Williamsburg Art Gallery on Merchants Square. Learn more
Beverly Burgdorf is a versatile artist who specializes in colorful mixed media paintings, ceramic sculptures and functional ceramic pieces. Her mixed media style is renowned for her process of layering colorful acrylics, fabrics, and papers, including some papers that are more than 150 years old. Each piece transforms into unique florals and landscapes. Beverly’s formal training was at Converse College where she majored in studio art and minored in art history. She is the owner and artist-in-residence for Colonial Folk Art Studio & Gallery in the Williamsburg Arts District.
Artist Connie Desaulniers creates paintings, sculptures and design accessories that are color-saturated and often fanciful. Her diverse repertoire includes landscapes, figurative, still life, portraits, as well as 3-dimensional paintings that literally come off the canvas. See Connie’s art at www.moonshadow.design. For an appointment, call 757-603-5034 or email. Learn more
Goodman Koz has been a printmaker specializing in block prints (wood and linocut) for nearly 30 years. She has a special love for illustrating books and literary themes. The relationship between art and print is her primary focus. Work can be seen at Prince George Art and Frame. Learn more
Williamsburg based artist, Bob Oller creates in a variety of media, crafting whimsical trees to local landscapes in watercolors. His creative mind and prolific energy have filled his studio, local galleries and collector’s walls with art focused on Williamsburg, Paris, the Caribbean… acrylics, watercolors, graphite. Learn more
Elizabeth (Betsy) Krome has spent all but six years of her life in Virginia. Quail Run Pottery is owned by artist Elizabeth Krome. It is located in Toano, Virginia. To visit or for any questions, please contact 757-566-1990 or visit the website. Learn more
John Watters Pottery
John Watters Pottery is functional elegance at its best. Inspired by Asian Pottery from long ago, John Watters Pottery is a contemporary interpretation of an ancient art. Glazes are used to enhance well balanced forms. this gives the pottery a harmony that can be seen as well as felt. All pottery is made in his home/studio. To see his work please call for an appointment: 757-229-4417.
Nancy is a nationally known contemporary artist who has lived and worked in Yorktown for 40 years. Her work is in the homes of thousands of collectors and often seen in magazines, decorator books, films, on Broadway and on television, as well as at Colonial Williamsburg, The Museum of American Folk Art and the White House. You can see Nancy's work at the Nancy Thomas Gallery on Ballard Street in Historic Yorktown. Learn more