An expert goldsmith and jeweler, Skip White has worked with gold, silver and gemstones since 1975. He was one of the earliest of the artisans and craftspersons who made a living selling their own artwork at outdoor festivals when the trend became popular in the late 70s and early 80s. Moonstone White has made a living as a creative artist since 1981, working in a variety of media including painting, [...]
My work is an ongoing exploration of ethereal landscapes and abstract designs executed in acrylic/oil glazes on canvas and birch supports. Multiple layers of acrylic and oil glazes applied over gesso are manipulated w/knife, brush, and hands. My preference is to work in my studio after morning meditation and let the image emerge from the abstract.
The 2013 Art Festival Schedule is now LIVE! We are VERY excited to announce TWO new shows this summer – one in Chevy Chase, MD and the other in the heart of Arlington, VA! Both shows are going to be two of the BEST of the summer season and we are looking forward to having you join us there! Please click the link below to view the full Art Festival [...]
Susane is a New York born artist who has been a resident of Florida since 1987. Susane has perfected her skills during her studies at the Art Student’s League in New York City. Susane has conducted many workshops and private instructions in Florida, New York and Israel. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in New York and Florida. Her love of working on silk has enabled her to express [...]
Joseph first began working with metal at the age of 13. Instantly his talents were recognized and his instructor encouraged him to enter the Michigan State Industrial Arts competition. He did so, placing first in the Regional Competition and went on to place second in the State Competition. Joseph studied for four years under Eugeen Wolonick, master Craftsman of Metal Working Techniques. It was here that Joseph’s imagination and skill [...]
Debbi Ordan lives and works in Sugar Grove, North Carolina. She is located in the west end of Watauga County about 17 miles from Boone in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the highest mountains in the Appalachian Mountain Range. The beauty of nature and her surroundings are her biggest inspiration for her work. Being raised in New York City, she did not become aware of the beauty of [...]
I cut, sew, design and hand paint window valances that are machine washable and made from US made fabric. Ann Watson Cell: (518) 210-3627 Studio Phone Number: (518) 885-3627 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.watsonandforbes.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Watson-and-Forbes-Designs/104586202908464?ref=hl
Nature has always been an important part of my life. Growing up, I could go to the woods, as close as across the street, and I could find peace and solitude, my center and my God. I had the fortune to grow up near the mountains of Virginia, one of the most beautiful places in the world. But as I grew up, I watched more and more buildings go up. [...]
Holly Rutchey is both a visual and musical artist. Her paintings are mostly acrylic and watercolor/gouache. They feature tropical themes, including birds, beaches and intricately detailed botanicals. Some of her paintings have musical complements. She wrote and produced two musical cds, available on Amazon.com, and wrote the musical score to the award-winning documentary “A Mass of Wine.”
Surrounded by a tropical environment in South Florida, I am in awe of the colors of creation. Studying nature and its complex design has led me to my passionate desire to praise and glorify God, our creator. With the book of Psalms in the scriptures as my inspiration, painting, for me, is a form or worship and adoration for the Lord. “Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” [...]
I specialize in travel photography with an emphasis on European street and garden scenes. While I may sharpen a photo, I do not digitally manipulate my colors/images as my colors are all by Mother Nature, not photoshop! Call me ‘ol fashioned, but, if the sky is gray I don’t make it blue! All my printing is done with archival pigment inks on either archival premium photo paper or archival canvas. [...]
After a long career as an ad agency art director upon graduating from college, I took classes at Cleveland Institute of Art to re-aquaint myself with the paint & brush. I found my style in acrylics, painting large, colorful, layering color upon color eccentrically developing my style. Ironically having to be a “jack of all trades” in the ad business, my charcoals and pastels are detailed and realistically graphic. I [...]
We started in 1993 with a vision of using vintage windows as home accessories and giving them another life as art. By appreciating the historic value and the beautiful craftsmanship of nineteenth century leading and beveling, we have enjoyed blending the beauty of these materials to create our own one-of-a-kind art pieces. We believe each person who appreciates our work is honoring their personal history and their past. Our newest [...]
My work is Mixed Media. I use translucent acrylic washes, and airbrush layered on canvas. Handmade papers, nature, and glosses are incorporated. My reproductions are embellished with paint, pastels, colored pencils, and handmade papers. Themes come from people, nature, and the moods that surround them. I like to create art in a surreal, colorful, and moving way.
My name is Kathy Carnevale. My unique hand beaded designs are made with quality materials such as freshwater pearls, gemstones,sterling silver and vermeil. I like to combine unusual shapes, textures and colors and transform them into a one of a kind wearable piece of art. Many of my designs are ocean themed inspired by our beautiful Florida beaches.
“A painter’s brush consumes his dreams.” John Keats’ statement has been a driving force behind my passion. As a painter of realism, my college years were a series of experiments in abstract expressionism (the “ism” of that time). The frustrations of this popular style almost curtailed my desire to paint, setting aside my painting for a career as owner of a successful advertising- marketing firm for twenty years in Miami, [...]
As a fine-jewelry creator; an accomplished, published beauty consultant; and well-known educator; Michael brings to his clients an exclusive and fascinating line of fine jewelry. An exclusive designer, Michael has been featured at such fine establishments as Elizabeth Arden, Bloomingdale’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue. His jewelry is designed of semi-precious stones, pearls, 14KT gold and 925 Sterling Silver. These custom designs are a true sign of class and fashionable style.
There is nothing so powerful as the feeling I get touching a blank canvas and knowing I can bring this thing to life…people ask how I achieve certain techniques, I can only reply that my only technique is to play with the paint and let it take on a life of its own…there comes a time in the creation of a piece, that I have to stand back and [...]
For the past 10 years I have been cutting word photo mats and traveling the show circuit selling my craft. I can cut custom designs in a wide variety of colors along with an enormous inventory of already cut mats. My categories include family, pets, destinations, sports, kids names and many more! Let me design something special for you or choose from my existing inventory. Candy Wilson Cell: (704) 293-2185 [...]
My work is for people who like Florida and the tropics. I like to say that my images come from any place where it’s warm in January, and to that extent have traveled throughout much of the Caribbean and Central America as well as Florida. My work is now presented on stretched canvas in widths from 16 through 80 inches. These pieces often reside above couches or headboards in homes; [...]
Ground metal art is a very unique and abstract style of artwork. It blends well with just about any modern contemporary setting. The possibilities are virtually endless with this type of artwork. I create all my paintings by hand with the use of the industry’s top products. Each and every design is a true one of a kind work of art. My paintings are full of energetic flowing lines that [...]
Tim Parker’s paintings concentrate on Abstract and Abstract Figurative Art. They often take on their own lives and seem to paint themselves as he explores the interaction between texture, brush work, color, the human figure and other forms. The application of the paint itself can often be the main focus of the paintings. In his figurative work he tries to create paintings that exhibit a multi-depth abstract quality, intertwined [...]
debbie hummel-marconi’s artistic career began accidentally when scotch distiller, Dewar’s, discovered some of her sketches she had completed for an advertising client. They hired her on the spot for a three month promotional tour as a caricature artist which turned into two years of invaluable work experience. Being totally self-taught and without any outside influences, allows d. hummel-marconi a style that is exclusively her own. No degrees, no formal education, [...]
Julie’s artistic career had a spiritual and enlightening beginning. Ever since she picked up her brushes after returning from a five year stay in Japan Julie has invented a unique style of Anti-conformist art, a marriage of a western perception of beauty and ancient eastern techniques. Julie’s fusion of these opposites has produced a completely original body of work which is both contemporary and timeless.
Susan Painter’s sought after “Beachware” pottery is as practical as it is whimsical. Each unique piece comes handpainted in bright Key West colors or in lively Palm Beach earth tones. All are handmade by the artist on the potter’s wheel, many with hand crafted attachments, such as palm trees, fish, and shells. Everything Susan creates is food & dish- washer safe and most can go from the oven right [...]
A native New Yorker, Roberta London worked for many years in film, video and television production. Although she flirted with still photography during those formative years, it wasn’t until moving to Florida that she realized the flirting stage was over and it was time for a serious relationship. The Florida landscape, filled with stunning flowers, colors and shapes, had captivated her. London sees herself as a “through-the-lens explorer and composer.” [...]
I was born in Panama, Canal Zone. My formative years were spent in New Jersey, after four years in the Air Force, I attended Fairleigh Dickinson University majoring in marketing. Early in my career I was Art Director and New Products Design Director for toy companies. I worked on creations from Slinky toys to water rockets. I had a graphics and product design business, during these years most of my [...]
Handcrafted semi-precious gemstone jewelry, wrapped in sterling silver or 14K gold-fill wire. I personally create these one-of-a-kind pieces of art through my unique blend of semi-precious gemstones and sterling silver or wire. My collection consists of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and pendants. My creative process begins with selecting unusual materials – unexpected color stories and textures – then allowing those elements to “speak” to me as I construct the piece. I [...]
Todd Franklin Hammer was born in 1979 and grew up in Mission Viejo, California. Todd spent much of his early childhood at the beach in San Clemente or deep sea fishing with his father Bill Hammer off Santa Catalina Island in Southern California. When Todd was nine years old his family took a trip to Grand Cayman to visit his maternal relatives. Todd’s grandfather, John Franklin Watler Jr. was a [...]
Inspired by the ocean and nature, I use lost wax casting and hand fabrication to create my collection of dancing starfish, playful dolphins, and exotic tropical sunsets painted in gemstone combinations. The story in each piece is brought to life with 14k and 18k gold, as well as sterling silver worked into wonderfully strange textures and shapes. The gentle movement of sea grass and the organic feel of branch coral [...]
Silks by Suzi has been in business for over 30 years. My custom silk florals and natural wood trees have been seen in Paradise Island at the Holiday Inn along with doing Engle and Lennar Homes in South Florida. All of my floral are top of the line including unique containers. I am happy to bring my pieces to ACE shows – please look for me at their next show!
With a keen eye embracing a wide variety of interests, Jill Mulry brings a refreshing vision to the world of art. Jill introduces us to the inspiration and surprises of nature through her botanical images, pictures of distant mountain and rainforest trails, and architecture in its elegant and simplistic forms. You are sure to delight in the whimsy of Jill’s Orchid Babies and find the charm in her Florida, Flower [...]
I am a self-taught mosaic artist who first started when an illness sidelined me from my very physical job. Necessity drove me into the art world, but my poor health quickly showed its silver lining when I fell in love with the mosaic art form. The deal was sealed when I began creating my own mosaic tiles from polymer clay and making use of my collection of found objects and [...]
KATE JONES has designed and made over 150 original puzzles and games since 1979. A graphic artist, writer and editor, she particularly likes artistic and beautiful tilings, mainly polyform and colormatched “combinatorial” sets that have an Escher-like look. Her design philosophy is a celebration of mind, capturing a bit of cosmic truth in each group of tiles. Her designs have won 50 “Games 100” citations in 33 years. She works [...]
Edward Martin is an award winning artist who has spent over 38 years developing his craft, and is part of the exciting “Outsider Art” movement, completely self taught, without outside influences on his work. Working in his studio at his home in Springfield Illinois, he has perfected the art of beveling, fusing, three dimensional etching and glass staining as well as traditional glasswork. Currently working on contemporary 3 dimensional works [...]
I began creating functional art in the form of jewelry 20 years ago. My major focus is on fresh-water pearls and semi precious stones, I use mainly 14k Gold or Sterling Silver findings and all my pieces are one of a kind. My pieces start out on a design board where I let my artistic imagination take over. Simple pearls become 2 or 3 strands of twisted Toursades, some are [...]
My mother designed our basic purse pattern in 1981 with one size and one pocket. In the ensuing years I have expanded them to four sizes with five pockets inside and up to six pockets outside. My purses are reversible and washable which literally means two purses in one featuring current fabric for a woman’s basic accessory need. Women call them “practical,” “functional,” “fashionable.”
The artistic enhancement of woven silk fiber is a synergy of three interfaced digital devices. My digital images are creatively manipulated then digitally transferred to natural silk fibers. I creatively manipulate naturally occurring phenomena revealing their inherent characteristics. Color, pattern, line, texture and balance are enhanced by enlargement, multiplication, stretching and other special techniques which move the subject from ordinary to extraordinary. Color becomes more dominant, pattern more obvious, line [...]
Ken started working with clay in 1990 and became a full-time artist in 2008. He works soley with porcelain where it starts on the potter’s wheel. Each piece is then transfromed into a unique work of art with texture, carving and a unique glaze process. The glaze is air-brushed on, then removed from the texured areas. This creates an incredible look that resembles something from the bottom of the ocean. [...]
As a wildlife artist and marine illustrator, I enjoy a rare experience – someone who truly loves to go to work. Many years as a fishing guide and sportsman led me to the most rewarding career anyone could ask for. As a true Florida native, I’ve spent years fishing, hunting, guiding and exploring the wild places many people never see. After a construction accident in 1993, I had to [...]
As a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, I have been specializing in the visual arts for over 20 years. Jewelry design and lampworking are my main passion but I also do print and web design I flame craft each glass bead used in our sterling silver jewelry designs using a GTT Torch and oxygen concentrator. To create a wide variety of looks, I use soda lime glass [...]
Much of my work exists where tradition meets the personal. Painting and stitching afford me an opportunity to converse with culture lost through time & distance. I’m reminded of a long familial tradition of women who came before me. Stitching out of necessity, warmth, & sustenance, these Slavic women were not thinking of art or galleries but of practical pride in a solid fund of craft. It is from their [...]
Masterpieces of metal wall art by Suat and Vedat Gurtan. Every piece is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. The shiny golden metallic hues or blended colors of gold, brass and copper with subtle shades of shadow and light only a Master of Arts can imagine and create. Our art bring life to lonely rooms with reflections of unique shades of shadows bouncing off the walls which can only be captured by a [...]
GILLES PELTIER – SCULPTOR IN ACRYLIC (PLEXIGLAS) Gilles Peltier was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, on April 15, 1946. After High School he worked for 12 years as a jeweler/manufacturer and was selling his creations throughout the Province. In 1980, while pursuing his work as goldsmith, he discovered by accident that the Acrylic could be sculptured. (He dropped his electric drill on a Plexiglas display and the scratch gave him the [...]