NOKOMIS ART AND CRAFT MARKET - SHOP! FEB 18TH - 9:30-4:00
NOKOMIS ART AND CRAFT MARKET - SHOP! FEB 18TH - 9:30-4:00
Watercolor and Ink
Classic Oil Painting
Judi is British born, Canadian raised and after much traveling now resides where she'd dreamed of for 40 years, namely Venice, FL. She is a featured artist at the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy in Sarasota, Fl. and is a founding member of the Cottage Gallery.
After a lifetime of drawing fantasy characters and sculpting, Judi now creates whimsical characters and florals full time for the purpose of inspiring, uplifting and " Ramping up the Happiness Factor."
She works in ink pointillism, or stipple, watercolor and some mixed media. She is inspired by what she calls her "Up-line Connection", comes from her heart and hopefully stirs the joyful magic that lives in us all.
Heide moved to the US from Germany 30 years ago. She taught High School art. It was natural that she returned to what she liked most, etching and printing.
As a member of the International Nature Printing Society, Heide creates monotypes, solar etching art and Japaneses fish prints.
Deb says "Art is the human spirit made visible in whatever way it is expressed " (c) She has worked with many mediums over the past five decades.
Deb creates a design and traces it onto sheets of aluminum. She then cuts it out with a plasma cutting torch or sends it to the water jet. She then grinds, forms, welds or fabricates to support the design. She paints with automotive or acylic paints and seals so that her art is suitable for indoors or outdoors.
Passionate about color and working with her hands, Margaret started out creating mosaics. Once she found polymer clay, she became even more expressive and experimental in her art.
Now retired from the vacation rental business, she divides her time between New Hampshire and Venice. Margaret's full time artistic focus is in creating with polymer clay.
Before curing, Margaret blends the clay into the desired colors. She then rolls, shapes, twists, cuts and forms her designs. Her designs are so detailed they are sometimes mistaken as painted works!
Venice resident, Nebraska born and Michigan raised, Judy has always been an artist at heart. From paper dolls as a child to abstracts and sculptures today, creating art is the most important thing to her, right after her family and probably her dog.
Whether Judy is using glorious colors or black and white paint, the process is the same. She makes the first mark on the pristine surface, be it canvas, wood or paper and lets the dance begin. She responds to what the painting is saying to her and continues back and forth until the dialogue is complete.
Ivana is from Vicenza, Italy and studied art and restoring techniques in Florence, Italy. For over 20 years she worked in Venice Italy restoring famous works and frescoes in museums and churches. Now residing in Venice, Florida and Ohio, her art can be seen in the States and Italy.
Ivana uses rich colors and realism in her nature paintings. She says "Brilliant color speaks to my spirit and calms my soul."
As a resident of SW Florida for over 45 years, Tim knows the local wildlife and where to find it. Tim is a member of North American Nature Photography Association and the winner of multiple national and international awards. He captures the most sought after wildlife close up and in stunning detail in such places as the Venice Rookery and Jetty, Myakka State Park and his own back yard.
Although his processing software has many options, Tim likes to present nature naturally using minimal processing to highlight its true beauty.
Gary Skelly is a ceramics artist who currently
resides in Venice, FL. He has over 35 years
of experience in pottery, sculpture &
His work has been in galleries in Florida, New York,
Philadelphia & New Jersey and can be seen in the lobbies of
two high-end residential buildings in New York City.
Gary works with both mid-fire and high-fire clays, firing
everything in an electric kiln. He uses commercial glazes as
well as glazes he mixes himself from raw materials. He has
also developed a few specialty finishes that he uses and has
extensive experience with Raku and Saggar Firing.
Some of his most recent works include these series;
Porcelain White Flames, Desert Finish, Carved Flora and
Holes of Light.
I’ve always had a creative side, but it was only in later life that I had the opportunity and resources to explore that part of me. While my husband was stationed in Europe with the Air Force, I taught myself basketry and was a basketry instructor there for years. When we returned to the States and moved to Punta Gorda, FL, I continued to teach basketry at the local arts center that also had pottery classes. Although, already in my late sixties, I couldn’t resist the challenge of the clay. After two years of classes under the tutelage of master potter Jack Vartanian, he invited me to join his local pottery studio. Stoneware Pottery is a working pottery studio where I continue today learning, working, and displaying my work. Stoneware Pottery is located at 1080 Taylor Road, in Punta Gorda, FL.
I can be contacted at email@example.com.
I’m living proof, one is never too old to try something new.
I am a painter, jewelry designer, mother, wife, retired advertising professional, adventurer and beach queen who found her dream home in Venice, Florida.
I love to explore the possibilities when creating art and I am currently finding my way using acrylics with collage materials and mark-making to create a variety of mixed media.
My inspiration comes from everyday living; from the ever-changing colors of the sky and the ocean to the fabulous Florida fauna and landscape.
I love to create a non-literal subject matter using a rich, vibrant color pallet with strong textures. In my work, I want to give the viewer just enough for them to visualize and make it their own.
Rae Ann Bayless | RaeAnnCreations.com