often paints the sparkling waters, tropical vegetation, “conch” architecture and nautical life she encounters every day.
is a shipwright, painter, and artisan. He creates scrimshaw swordfish bills and carves unique pieces from locally felled tropical trees.
discovered the beauty and uniqueness of Key West over twenty years ago. Her Airedale terrier, Toby, is often spotted in her paintings.
realistic work reflects years of diving, kayaking, and exploring the Keys. Exotic driftwood is fashioned into frames to compliment her work.
work is a combination of realism and folk art, showing the laid back and colorful island life in which she was raised.
is predominantly a self taught painter. Working outdoors with oil paint and a palette knife, he makes painting destination trips.
has made her home in Key West for more than 30 years. She finds her inspiration in everyday island life.
Painting in oils, Mary Jean captures the brilliantly colored skies, water and scenes of Key West, creating luminous island images.
paintings are strongly influenced by where she is. The predominant influence in the Keys is color, painting plein air she embraces fun.
is a three dimensional and encaustic artist. The luminous quality of her work is achieved by meticulously layering pigmented beeswax.
enjoys painting landscapes and whimsical scenes. Her vibrant acrylics capture the flavor of the Florida Keys, which she calls home.
is a Key West native, a true conch. Her focus is capturing the fast disappearing flavor of old Key West and the neighboring Keys.
had never held a hammer until moving to Key West in 1980. In a dusty workshop she began creating dioramas from shutter blades.
is a believer that the world can change for the better. Her work is soulful, sometimes mystical or cryptic, and always a bit of herself.
uses rich, sensual layers of lines, marks, and fields of color to create gestural, abstract images, based on the natural world.
is an emerging artist whose works embody simplicity and color, whether creating dreamy pastels, vivid watercolors, or brilliant acrylics.
walks, bikes, and paddles around the island of Key West creating ceramic art influenced by what she sees every day.
is inspired by the tropical beauty and colors of the Florida Keys. She paints in both oil and acrylic, often painting street scenes of Key West.
came to Key West on vacation over 30 years ago and never left. Her works portray the boldness and freedom she feels in the tropics.
is inspired by the amazing scenery in the Keys. She utilizes fabric, textures, patterns, metal, and glass into her mixed media artwork.
is interested in both realistic and abstract art. Her work is based on years of travel, archaeology, and a deep love of the ocean.
felt a magical sense of accomplishment as a child with his grandfather's oil paints. Living on a boat in the Keys continues to inspire him.
is famous for her charming paintings of iconic Key West houses and the only place you can purchase one of her whimsical works is at the Key West Art Center.
longed to get back to his easel after 30 years in the commercial world. To this end he and his wife moved to Key West, never looking back.
uses colorful creative strokes to capture sun drenched scenes, lazy afternoons, and the charming personalities of favorite places.
is inspired by Key West architecture. It's steeped in history and character with its alleys, doorways, angles, and colors.
was introduced to street art by the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. Her work combines street and traditional gallery art.
tries to capture the mood of the subtropics in her paintings of colorful conch cottages, landscapes, and playful beach scenes.
creates a sense of delight. Her natural motifs and exuberant colors are a celebration of the lush and shimmering elements of the tropics.
believes that art has the fundamental cultural responsibility to positively heighten and enhance the awareness of the viewer.
has spent her entire life in the Florida Keys. Growing up on these islands she taught herself to draw and paint the beauty around her.
feels free to break the rules. With little formal training she creates bright lively acrylic paintings in her own imaginative style.
began working with oil paint sixty years ago, remaining self taught for three decades until she began to experiment with watercolors.
works in many mediums, living with a paintbrush in her hand. But, her love is watercolor batik on rice paper.
works show a spontaneous joy of painting. She was attracted to the Florida Keys by the stunning color and strong light.
grew up on the island of Key West; home schooled and one of nine children she was afforded plenty of free time to paint.
is a naturalist with an interest in and enthusiasm for the planet's flora and fauna. Her work elegantly celebrates nature's magic.
loves to experiment whether that means throwing paint, getting messy or playing with layering colors. She loves happy mistakes.
feels strongly about conservation. The fish used in her Gyotaku works become, thanks to her culinary talents, delicious meals.
loves color, texture and natural stones. Her silver wear jewelry combines vintage silver plate with stones, glass and other media.
creates whimsical fabric and fiber art from her imagination. Hand dyed and commercial fabrics are embellished with beads and found objects, ready to display.
likes to capture the beauty of the natural world that surrounds us here in the Florida Keys.....the landscapes, seascapes, and the flora, and fauna of our tropical paradise.
wants his art to act as a guidepost of life- with the object of warming the creative soul and bringing happiness to the heart.
loves the Keys, the light, the water... everywhere she looks there's something that screams at her: Paint Me!