Jim Beech, Artist of the Month

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  During the months of July and August, Watercolorist Jim Beech will be our featured 2D artist.  Jim has a background in advertising and graphic design, and began painting with watercolor in 1957.  He has mastered the medium, winning many awards and much recognition in art societies.  Jim particularly likes to paint buildings and boats of unusual character, or in a derelict state.  His goal is to create a story and to have the viewer ... Read More

Bonnie Benande, Artist of the Month

Benande Green Platter, Sea Grape Gallery
Our 3D Artist of the Month for July & August is Potter Bonnie Benande.   Bonnie began working with clay while living in North Carolina, where pottery is very popular.  Bonnie's art pieces are both functional and decorative, and include plates, trays, and bowls, napkin rings, vases, toothpick holders, and fan pulls.  Her work often reflects the flora and fauna of southwest Florida, and features shells, turtles, dragonflies, and palm trees in natural colors of blue, ... Read More