Frank Spino is our award winning guest artist for March, with his solo exhibition entitled, “Good Enough to Eat”. “This show focuses on my fascination with painting citrus”, Spino says.”Color excites me. Realism and rich, saturated color are what my art is all about. I love the vibrant color and challenging textures: thick, dimpled rinds; thin, transparent slices, freshly cut and glistening wet with juice. We think you will agree… his painting look – “Good Enough to Eat” .
In 1971, Mr. Spino received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University, but said his “real” education came from the famous painter Henry Hensche, who he studied under at the Cape School of Arts in Cape Cod, Mass.”My understanding of color came from him,” he said. “We painted outdoors every day, sunny or overcast.”
Frank will be participating in our Second Saturday event on the 15th of March when he will be talking about his paintings and watercolor.
Lori Pitten Jenkins
Saturday October 13th, at 2:00 pm
As part of our continuing Second Saturdays at the Gallery , Lori Pitten Jenkins will be demonstrating her watercolor techniques from start to finish. She will also be speaking about the thought process of her unusual subjects and whimsical titles. Lori has a clear, brilliant, colorful style of watercolor painting that is unique to her. She will be raffling away 2 original watercolors at the end of the demonstration. Free and open to the public, seating is limited so arrive early for a good seat!
While you’re at the gallery, enjoy Lori’s solo-exhibition Something Fishy. Lori is a Brevard County native and grew up around the water. She recently won the Best of Show in Watercolor at the Melbourne Art Festival, 2012. Lori is known for her whimsical, bold, bright, detailed watercolor paintings relating to fishing, seafood and boating. She has a very pleasant, unique point of view in her paintings that delight viewers.