Featured Artist Suzanne Yurdin

Be it mountainous, oceanic or atmospheric, I don’t try to convey a specific place and often times don’t title my work for that reason. Instead, I find it more enriching as an artist to connect with my viewer by triggering an emotion, a memory or even a sense of déjà vu.

Featured Artist Nancy Lane

I want viewers to sense in my paintings the enveloping presence of the landscape—its rolling hills, its creatures, the water, the wind and the sunlight. I want them to feel a part of the paintings, remembering their own experiences with the outdoors.

Featured Artist Ellen Jean Diederich

I use my whole body to paint. In watercolor, to avoid fussiness (which will show up), I use a one-inch flat for almost all of my painting. It’s in my effort to twist and turn the brush so you can’t tell what brush I used that has affected my style the most.

Featured Artist Richard Rosebery

My lyricism of line and often-intense colour are intended to accentuate the otherness and beauty of the Australian bush. I paint and draw on canvas, board or paper using oils, acrylics, pastels, ink and charcoal.

Featured Artist Eduardo Vilchez

Art and painting give the soul it’s wings to be free and soar.

Featured Artist Renee St. Peter

Learning the medium has been a life lesson in letting things happen as they will–the magic of watercolor is not what it does in the first five minutes, but what occurs as the paint has time to react with other colors around it to create new shades and tones.

Artist Showcase, Mid Winter 2019

Invited artists share some of their favorite works in diverse mediums for this Artist Showcase.

Featured Artist Ellen (Ellie) Fuller

I feel gratitude for the creative expression that has flowed through me. Expressing my creativity is living my passion. As an artist I understand the crucial role of surrendering to the work—to its possibilities.

Artist Showcase, Winter 2019

Artist Showcase, Winter 2019 features a variety of artists and their favorite piece of art. Included are artist quotes and links to their websites.

Featured Artist Nikkie Markle

My goal is to transfer the happiness I find in these places into my work. That is why so many of my paintings focus on individual subjects or landscapes—animal portraits, solitary figures and quiet spaces.

Featured Artist Rick Berk

When I began, I drew a lot of inspiration from the work of Ansel Adams. While my work differs greatly, the way he was able to communicate mood through his images is something I continually strive for.

Featured Artist Laura den Hertog

My aim is to bring nature (through my work) to those who can benefit most. Locations might include elder-care facilities, health and wellness clinics, hospitals and hospices. Any place where people have a need for the restorative effect of art.

Featured Artist Terry Orletsky

Landscapes are fluid; skies threaten, clouds move, grain sways, trees rustle. A city scape is frenetic with abstract traffic. Mist rises and a path beckons one into the scene. The canvas is attacked with knife and brush and enthusiasm.

Featured Artist Laurie Snow Hein

Ten years ago, I made a decision to focus on what I love, painting my home state and the magic that is uniquely Florida. I want to share all the beauty surrounding me.