Watercolor and Ink
Alcohol Ink/ Mixed Media
Enamel Jewelry and Sculpture
Sea and Landscapes
Fine Art Illustration
Classic oil Painting
Mixed Media, Paper Collage and Pastel
Local Nature Photography
Lyrical Abstract Art
Polymer Clay Jewelry
Wood Turned Bowls and Vases
Textured Fresco & Mixed Media
Handturned wood pens
Fiber and Yarn Artist
Black and White Photography
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 fishprints.
When Mary retired as an executive she discovered her passion and talent for painting. Her nature-inspired creations radiate color and energy. She delights in mixing inks, acrylics, texture, paper, resin and metal for unique, vibrant effects.
Painting is a spiritual expression for Mary. Her favorite pieces start with meditation for concept and allowing details to emerge via Spirit.
Art Totems, Ladders and Trays are just a few examples of her art that delight customers, who often say, "I have seen nothing like these pieces before!"
A native New Yorker, Melissa now lives in Southwest Florida. She has 24 years of art experience as a gallery owner, artist and sculptor.
Melissa says: "Every artist has a personal philosophy that guides her work. I love art that conveys a message and opens up a conversation." She infuses glass into metal in an iterative kilning process.
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.
When Lois retired as a New Hampshire gallery owner, she found more time to create with her passion for pottery. She believes the objects we use in everyday life should be wonderful and unique and bring us joy. Lois trained at the Westchester Art Workshop and numerous other schools and studio
Lois makes all her wheel-thrown pottery with handmade additions. There is no jiggering, casting or other shortcuts taken in the production so each piece is unique and lead-free. Her functional stoneware is dishwasher, oven and micro-wave safe.
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.
Born and raised in Germany, Rita came to the US as an exchange student and earned her BFA from USF and MFA from FSU. She has been a professional artist for more than 40 years.
She is a show artist, an educator, a mother, a grandmother, a gardener and amateur musician.
Rita creates mixed media paintings applying textured compounds as an under layment, adding found objects for depth and sealing with resin. She works with oils, acrylics and enamels in combination with natural pigments such as sand, ground bark or floral extracts, cutting her own tiles and building her own wood frames.
Jackie has been an artist for 30 years, having started with watercolor. After the death of her husband in 2006 she began working with clay as therapy. She loved the feel in her hands, the centering aspect and the wild colors. Jackie says "You never know what you see when you open the kiln doors but it is always a wonderful surprise!"
Hand-crafted pottery, functional and whimsical...fashioned to help make you smile.
For over 5 decades, Terrance has explored through his artwork, man's part in the universal scheme of things. He says his "color soaked paintings seek to draw the viewer to that joyful plane our DNA brought us to exist on, between Earth and Spirit. Between Myth and Mystery."
Terrence's oil or acrylic artworks often use big scoops of paint richly applied to canvas with combination of pallet knife and brush strokes. He teaches his students to be aware of each inner artist feeling while being aware of each outer artist brushstroke.
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."
Allyson calls Nokomis home, Connecticut her birthplace, but her hikes across America the place where she was reborn and inspired.
Allyson's photography reflects her spiritual connection to the natural world. She is inspired by wide open vistas down to tiny hidden environments beneath our feet in the form of abstract photos. Participating in conservation is one way she protects and preserves natural environments for all to enjoy them.
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