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Paintings are original unless otherwise stated. Artist will indicate if prints of that painting is available.
My husband and I moved to this area about two years ago from West Virginia. We both enjoy and appreciate the creative process. He has done woodworking, and I have been into crafting.
After I retired, I began exploring acrylic painting by taking a few classes in my home city. Being here at the Art Center around other wonderful artists has helped me in my artistic learning, and I hope to continue improving my skills.
My other hobby is photography, and I have put some of my favorite subjects on canvas.
Influenced by Impressionists like Monet and Ce”zanne, Richard started painting water scenes in highschool. His father, Richard sr., already an accomplished artist, encouraged and taught him the finer points of perspective and color theory. After graduating with a 60 hour major/minor in Fine Art from Western Michigan University, it was time to get a job and start making a living. Thus began a 36 year career in sales and marketing, during which Richard started several companies. During this time art took a back seat to making a living but was always a part of the process in designing ads and marketing strategies.
After retiring from his insurance business in 2005, Richard picked up the brush again and joined the Sebastian River Art Club. Still active with the club, Richard has served as Chair of Art in Public Places, Vice-President and President of the club. Talking about his motivation the artist says, “The interplay of light and reflection on the water remains fascinating to me. Thirty years of living in the Florida Keys and traveling in the Caribbean has given me a huge store of visual memories, and I enjoy putting them down on canvas. For the last few years Richard has been displaying and selling his “kinetic sculptures” as well as his paintings at venues like Art By the Sea, and Art on the Island In Vero Beach.
Sebastian & New Jersey
Micco Florida &
Georgene Granholm earned a BA in Industrial Arts with a major in Graphic Arts from Kean University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Seton Hall University. She holds a NJ Teaching Certificate for 1st to 12th grade. As a Printer's Union apprentice, she worked as a cameraman, stripper, plate-maker, typesetter, silk-screener and graphic artist. Her career at Rutgers University included positions as the Manager of the Rutgers Foundation Donor Relations Department, Marketing & Communications Coordinator for the Rutgers Engineering School, and Print Buyer for the Procurement Services Department.
Georgene began painting in oils twenty years ago, taking classes at the local adult night schools. Today she paints in oils and acrylics and enjoys focusing on portraiture. She has been an active member of the Sebastian River Art Club for the past 6 years. Georgene and her husband, Tom, live in New Jersey and Florida.
Jemal Hayes' passion for portraiture shows not only in the impressive portraits he paints, but also in his photography. A completely self-made businessman and owner of Mr. J's Media, he has transferred his love of the portrait in photo into a love of portrait in paint.
Although fairly new to the art scene, his current body of work speaks well for his keen observance of the people and world around him. Jemal hopes to gain the same skill level with the brush that he has already attained as a successful photographer and videographer, as owner of “Mr. J's Media.”
With an eye for light, composition and beauty, he does everything from portrait photography to weddings, as well as producing personal, legacy and corporate videos, and has a list of clients that are very impressive.
His mission is to “Embrace Life,” not only with the shutter, but from the tip of the brush.
Louis (Fred) Haynes
Oil and acrylic painting for beginners thru intermediate, palette knife, portraits, landscapes, still life, and drawing.
Schedule: Tue 9-12 & 9-6 pm. Occasional Saturdays 9-12 noon.
Oils, acrylics, pencil, charcoal, pastels to palette knife works. Murals and portraits of people and animals have been commissioned from Maine through Tennessee to Florida. With 45 years experience, he has performed many demonstrations. He is currently giving classes at the Sebastian River Art Club on drawing, acrylic or oil painting, portraits and palette knife painting.
Michele Henry exhibited talent at a very young age, working with knitting, sewing and crafts, and taught knitting and needlepoint while raising her family.
After a successful career in New York, she began to paint seven years ago after retiring to Florida. She has studied with Kenn Backhauss, John Trainor, Judy Stach and Charlotte Dickinson who is a Master Painter and Founder of the American Impressionist Society, and with Judy Burgarella, President of the Sebastian River Art Club and a very well-known portraitist and landscape painter.
Michele is now consumed, and has helped found an art club in the community where she lives. She loves to paint outdoors, and is a member of the Sebastian River Art Club and the Vero Beach Art Club. Her work has been shown at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, the Artists Guild Gallery, Art by the Sea, Art on the Island, The Orchid Island Art Expo, the Emerson Center Spring Art Show, and the Sebastian River Art Club's "Beautiful Lagoon Fine Art Show." She has been the recipient of several notable awards, and her work is in private collections throughout the United States.
Vero Beach, Florida
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Dana Renee Herrell s a retired Registered Nurse Case Manager whose nursing career spanned 39-1/2 years. In 2015 after retiring from nursing, she began painting, learning through trial and error and being basically self-taught. She has been fortunate to have lived in Alaska, St. Thomas, USVI, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, and that along with her travels in Europe has provided much inspiration and images for her to use in her new life as an artist.
Dana's first competition was with the National League of American Pen Women at the Foyer Gallery in Vero Beach, where she was awarded 3rd place in water-based mediums. In 2017 she was awarded 2nd place in Acrylics and "Best of Show" in the Sebastian River Art Club's February Judged show. Dana has created and copyrighted a series of paintings entitled "Lady Gems Series," combining dramatic images of women coordinating with the color and focus of monthly birthstones. She also is in the process of completing a children's book, authored and illustrated by her. "Art," Dana Says, "has consumed me completely, and given me more joy than I ever thought possible."
Sebastian and Cartagena, Columbia
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Greg Hills is an Australian Photographer living in Cartagena, Colombia with an office in Sebastian Florida.
Being a ship’s captain for most of his life, he has since childhood harbored a passion for all kinds of photography.
Travelling around the world on ships has only served to increase his love of this art form. In his website page you will see some of the work he has done over the years as well as newer and more recent photographs, as his talent has developed.
Greg offers quality photography and printing services. His goal is to produce the finest quality photographs possible using the latest techniques and equipment. With the combination of his compositional ability, technical skills and equipment, and world-wide travel which includes underwater photography, he has reached a level of professionalism that only the finest photographers achieve.