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Julie Snidle is a Contemporary Artist new to the Fairhope area. She and her husband, Will, a retired physician, relocated from St. Louis, Missouri in August of 2018. Julie and Will transformed a once mother-in-law suite into an amazing artist’s studio where she specializes in painting in a rare, centuries old art medium, Encaustic. Through heat, Julie utilizes pigmented wax paints to create captivating pieces that speak volumes to the viewer. Encaustic is derived from the Greek language, meaning “to heat” or “to burn in” which refers to the process of fusing the wax paint after each layer of application. The paint is heated on a hot palette and applied with natural bristle brushes. Scraping, carving, glazing, and many other options are possible with this versatile medium.
Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Julie obtained a Bachelor of Education from St. Cloud State University. She taught professionally in the classroom and as a Corporate Training Administrator in Dallas, Texas. In 1995, she decided to pursue her passion for art and painting, and she began the journey of becoming a self-taught artist. Since 2004, her main focus has been Encaustic and successfully became a Core Teaching Artist for R&F Handmade Paints. As Julie has grown in the medium of Encaustic, she has had the honor of teaching at the International Encaustic Conference, held annually in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and she continues to teach workshops across the country including the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, Alabama.
“My work begins with a spark of an idea that continues to evolve as I consider a variety of possibilities and respond sensitively to what is before me,” – Julie speaking of her artistic process. Light, space, and a sense of connection are reoccurring themes in her paintings. Whether Julie is working with Encaustic or oil with cold wax, she is captivated by the process of color placement and creating luscious layers that can be excavated in order to reveal their hidden gems. Julie draws inspiration from the world around her – nature, life interactions, beauty that surrounds her in the South, and from her travels to regions of Greece and Italy.
Julie’s pieces have been featured in galleries across the United States – Minneapolis, Minnesota; Novato, California; St. Louis, Missouri; Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Belleville, Illinois. She has also exhibited at Eastern Shore Art Center as part of their Annual Members Show and Members’ Juried Show. Currently her paintings can be purchased locally at Stewart Heath Gallery, located at Eastern Shore Centre in Spanish Fort, Alabama.
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After their retirement, Tommy and his wife, Judy, moved to the Gulf Coast area. Working with pastels since his youth has lead to his own unique style.
Tommy’s artwork has a realistic flare, with a broad use of colors, and covers a wide range of subject matter from tropical to still life. With no formal training in art, his work flows more from inspiration, which he believes helps his creativity. Living near the Gulf of Mexico is “living the good life.”
Doing strictly original work keeps him busy and always looking for a fresh idea. He also does commissions to make that special picture just for you.
He gives art lessons to both young and old. As Tommy is teaching color, technique, and composition, his classes are a learning experience, but he believes they should also be enjoyed and makes his classes fun.
Bio courtesy, Tommy Vogel.
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.
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.
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.
"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.