We are a cooperative, member-owned gallery. Our member artists are all professional, working artists… many are award-winning! Please take a look at their portfolios and contact the gallery if you would like to see more of their work.
I started painting with oils and, occasionally acrylics, in 1967. As a self-taught artist, I focus almost entirely on traditional representational landscapes and seascapes, with a strong leaning toward realism done exclusively in oils.
Nancy Crawford, a native of Ohio, has lived in Florida since 1948. She began her art career in 1970 after attending Brevard Community College and the Eliot McMurrough School of Art. Later, she was the Faculty Director and Instructor at the Eliot McMurrough School of Art.
“There is no better feeling than when someone makes a connection with your artwork. They may share your love of color or interest of subject, or may not be able to explain their excitement at all. “Successful” art should excite the senses of the viewer…it does for me.”
“It has been the aim of my work to make visible the invisible influences upon us. As my art progresses, that mission has become more centered. Now I aim to listen.
I listen to that wee, small voice.
I listen to the loud, thunderous roar.
I listen to the voice of the birds.
I listen to the breeze in the trees.
I attempt to listen to the voice of God in and around us all.”
“I am currently working in all forms of encaustic art and loving it. I have discovered encaustic monotypes and am enjoying the spontaneity, depth and the rich colors.”
Tricia’s desire is to have everyone who sees her work be moved to a beautiful memory or feeling in their lives.
“I can’t remember a time when I did not make art. I have always found joy in those moments when all track of time is lost and mind and hand move seemingly as one.”
Lori Pitten Jenkins
Lori enjoys painting realistically using bold colors and creating a sense of drama. She intensifies the use of color and contrast to create exciting works. Lori is an award winning artist and signature member of Florida Watercolor Society and Southern Watercolor Society.
A Wisconsin native, Jim previously lived in Florida, Puerto Rico and Los Angeles, California. Brevard County became home in 2005. Photography and travel are two of the great passions in his life. As a result, he has covered much of the globe in well over forty years, always with camera in hand. While much of his work is travel inspired, most recently he has started capturing the beauty of his Florida home.
I was in art school during an artistic revolution. Following an expressionistic art period, we were exploring art without narrative —Op, Pop, Minimal, Conceptual, Performance, Feminist, and Modern Realism. My artistic evolutionary roots were influenced by these art experiences.
As an artist, my focus is to try to capture the beauty of the world around us and interpret it according to my sensual and spiritual awareness. Whether representational or abstract, I would like my viewers to find a pleasant sanctuary in my paintings, where they can quietly reflect and discover a sense of relaxation and peace.”
Photography has been part of my life for over 40 years. Digital photography is very exciting since it combines photography with over 40 years of my work with computers and software.
“Making art is a celebration of life and I love the process. I have worked in many media: oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor and also working with a press creating monotypes. I find the challenge in each exciting.”
“I am a figurative sculptor who likes to work in portraiture and the human form. Working in clay, plaster, stone or wax, the figure is my vehicle of expression. My goal is to utilize a creative language to express clearly my emotional response to the human condition. Approaching the human figure with great respect, I enjoy all stages of creation including the search, struggle, and discoveries.”
“…I want the color to sing, especially through the compliments and variety in intensity, and the painting to come alive. I love to try and capture the beauty in our local area. Recently I’ve been drawn more and more toward portraits – especially painting animals (pets) and children (with 9 grandchildren there are numerous opportunities) as I attempt to capture their moods, their stories and their joy in living. I am also looking forward to doing some portraits on commission.”
Helen now works in acrylics and mixed media and her process is loose, lively and intuitive. She finds this allows her love of color, movement and texture to create mystery in her works and tell a story with lost and found passages that make her work so unique.