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“Bobbing for Acorns” by Phillip Carter

Artist: Phillip Carter Genre: Painting Bio: I am a native of Brunswick,GA; raised up with God and Gators. After living in east TN for over 20 years I have recently returned to my birth place. I come from a long line of outdoorsmen. The many hours I have spent in the southern pines, swamps, and salt marshes of south east …

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“Golden Seeds” by Rama Malone

Artist: Rama Malone Genre: Painting Bio: Rama Malone is a painter, poet and songwriter who paints with children. Rama has exhibited her artwork in Crete, Ireland, Wales, UK, California and Florida. “My art explores what is hidden. I touch what is golden. When someone is touched, a door opens up inside. This is a path to joy.” Piece: Golden Seeds …

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“Bella Donna Breast Cancer Warrior Princess” by Amy Traver

Artist: Amy Traver Genre: Painting Bio: I think art should make you happy. You should smile or cry when you look at a painting or drawing. That means it moves you. I am a self-taught artist, but I do feel that learning about other artist work is important. If you see me during the summer, it will usually be drawing …

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“Swamp Elixir – Gold Head Spring” by Mary Hess

Artist: Mary Hess Genre: Photography Bio: My name is Mary Hess and I have been photographing the Suwannee River Valley in North Florida for 20 years. I photograph landscapes, and the insects, flowers, and animals who live here. My photographs are large format, the frames are handmade of repurposed wood from Jacksonville. The reclaimed wood was milled in this area …

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“Intercoastal Symphony” by Claire Kendrick

Artist: Claire Kendrick Genre: Painting Bio: Claire Jane Kendrick, was born in Ireland. She worked as a fashion designer in Europe before relocating to the United States of America in 2006. It was then she returned to painting, full time. A gifted colorist, her paintings are bold, rich, and beautifully textured. Collectors respond to the contemporary style and the expressive …

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“Strangled” by John Michael Bullock

Artist: John Michael Bullock Genre: Photogrphy Bio: Florida-based photographer John Michael Bullock specializes in underwater photography. John Michael graduated from Daytona State College with an A.S. in Photographic Technology and recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with his B.S. in Photography. He turned his passion for SCUBA diving and photography into a productive lifestyle and career. Piece: Strangled …

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“Serenity” by Gary Grier

Artist: Gary Grier Genre: Painting Bio: I’m Gary Grier. I’m a international artist that’s originally from Jacksonville, FL. I’m a Douglas Anderson alumni and I received my BFA at SVA in New York City. My paintings are housed in accredited museums, institutions, public and private collections internationally. I’ve exhibited at galleries in New York City, Savannah, GA, Nashville, TN, Charleston …

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“Message To My Grandchild” by Lucy Cortese

Message To My Grandchild by Lucy Cortese An infinite canvas arrived the day of your birth blank, white, awaiting the artistry of your hands Incorporate the primary colors of your pallet genetics, place of birth, ancestral heritage Add to these the secondary pastels of growing up education, experiences, interactions with others Blend and pour a lifetime of multicolor hues character, …

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“Steam Punk Balloon” by Ricky Weeks

Artist: Ricky Weeks Genre: Sculpture Bio: I make copper art projects in my spare time in backyard shed while being inspired by my favorite music such as Pink Floyd, Neil Young that I grew up on. Born in Jacksonville FL and have lived here all my life. I currently work full time for the city of Jax and have been …

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“Intercoastal Mist” by Abby Howard Murphy

Artist: Abby Howard Murphy Genre: Painting Bio: As an advocate for preserving open spaces and our natural assets, I use my photographs to capture nature’s drama and explore its color. Whimsical themes in my children’s murals at the Sunshine Foundation Dream Village, in sets for Stanton HS productions or water conservation illustrations. Keep an eye out for my life-size Indian …