“Creating isn’t what I do. It’s who I am.” From the time she was a toddler scribbling with crayon on her mother’s front door, to her recent creations years later showing in Stewart Heath Gallery, Dawn has always created and absolutely loves every second of it.
Residing in Fairhope, Dawn and her family moved to the Eastern Shore in 2017 from Delaware. Graduating from college in Philadelphia, she majored in both Graphic Design and Illustration. Being a seasoned graphic designer and artist, she loves to combine her knowledge of both in her creations. Not wanting to be pigeon-holed into a particular medium or style, she creates based on mood and inspirations using multiple mediums such as acrylics, oils, colored pencils, charcoal, and pastels. Favoring acrylics over oils, her paintings of late tend to taken on an impressionist feel with thin paint strokes layered on top of each other in a semi-deliberate way. She loves the element of surprise color shifting paint provides, and almost never uses black or white allowing the colors of the piece to maintain their true form and not be dulled in their magic.
When she isn’t creating or teaching, she’s spending time with her husband and three kids either traveling to a soccer game, walking the piers, or catching a show in New Orleans. From its gorgeous sunsets and rolling fields, to its numerous events of beautiful Gulf Shores, the South offers an abundance of inspiration and beauty. Something she continually hopes to portray in her art, and feels beyond blessed to see.
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Mobile, Alabama-based artist Sally Adams Trufant has worked with clay since her high school days in New Orleans.
I like the predictable unpredictability of clay; I enjoy the process of discovering what happens when I make the same thing again and again. While every piece may be similar, they are all very different to me; I can see the progression, the improvements, the subtle evolution of the original idea. When I’ve exhausted the idea I move on.
I am inspired by art, beauty, books, movies, travel, other cultures, funny people, a well-written turn of phrase, and the excitement I feel about the future.
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"The Art of Art for me is not in the knowing how to start a piece but in the knowing when to stop." - AmyB
I am inspired by many things I see in life, but mostly I'm attracted to water, flowers, birds and landscapes...the things that bring me peace. I work in the legal field by day and paint by night and weekends. I work in oils and in acrylics on canvas using either palette knives or brushes (and sometimes both). I'm also an emerging Potter! I was honored when one of my paintings was displayed in Times Square at the 2012 Art Takes Times Square takeover by See|Me and featured for 3 months in 2014 at See|Me Galleries in New York. I have also shown my work at several local venues. I'm a member of the Eastern Shore Art Center and the Mobile Arts Guild.
A seasoned artist for more than twenty years, Stewart Heath is a contemporary abstract painter who uses acrylics and mixed mediums. Her work has a richly diversified subject matter, creating unique acrylic pours that seem as though her paintings, such as “Hurricane Waters”, “Dancing Jellyfish”, and “Vibrations”, are glimpses into other dimensions; which are sometimes referred to as “other worldly”. When creating her mixed medium pieces, Stewart draws inspiration from animals, the ocean, wildlife, and children as well as life around her to tell her story. Stewart’s paintings and mixed medium pieces can be found in several private residences throughout the U.S.
Formerly from Atlanta, Stewart loves international travel, and she has spent numerous years living in Europe where she met her husband, who was training for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Stewart is now living with her loving and supportive husband and son in Spanish Fort, right around the corner from her gallery.
Expressive and artistic nature of soft pastels - exquisite color shading, airness, elegance, illusory sensation that is all that empowers to express the beauty of the world we live in. I pursue purity, transparency and non-finito style in all my works. Moving from another continent I found myself fascinated with the beauty of the southern style, peacefulness of the local nature and splendor of the Gulf Coast.
I always experiment and seek for new subjects, but classical still life and realistic landscapes are my favorite themes so far. Nevertheless I love to leave the interpretation to the viewer and my main aim to evoke personal images and reflections in everyone who is attracted by my artworks. I strive so that my paintings communicate to the viewer’s feelings.
Throughout my life I’ve been blessed with the opportunity of living in different territories, such as the Sonoran deserts of Arizona, Patagonia Argentina, Puerto Rico, to now, sunny Florida. The places I have lived have impregnated their trace onto me as I have so fondly accepted them into my memory.
Colors and textures are saturated on my artwork abstractly and literally. When I paint I let my intuition materialize all the sensory memories infused in my soul. My artwork is inspired in the nature that surrounded me in my life. I am especially fond of birds.
I am a mixed media artist. I build layers to create depth and visual variety. I work with a variety of tools. Anything around that helps me to achieve an interesting expression of my concept.
I have an Associate in Graphic Design and in Interior Design Technology.
Art is my native language.
Kim Richard began her journey in the art world only a couple of years ago as she began approaching her retirement from the Coronado, California School System. She served as a Special Education Teacher for 13 years. She has a great passion for helping children, so retirement for Kim was bitter sweet.
As her retirement approached, and with the increasing time that her Navy Seal husband was deployed, Kim decided she needed a creative outlet that brought her peace and meditation. While establishing a new-found love for painting, she became very intrigued by the technique of Mandala Pointillism. She incorporated this technique into functional art by adding beautiful designs to terracotta clay pots and the accompanied plant saucers. Kim now creates amazing Mandala Pointillism designs to small wooden boxes, birdhouses, and jewelry dishes adding vibrant color and depth to what were once ordinary objects.