Gallery 1037 - Allison Watson and Pablo Rivera
Martha Lever has been painting in various mediums for over 25 years but for the past 8 years has painted exclusively in oils. As an oil painter, she leans toward a bright palette but experiments with many different combinations of colors and textures, which leads to her impressionistic style.
Martha started her artist journey as a calligrapher and lettering artist over 35 years ago. In her desire to create interesting, colorful, and textural backgrounds for her calligraphic letterforms, her art expanded into the mixed media genre using watercolor, acrylics and collage. She has taught various workshops in calligraphic lettering and watercolor painting at Reddi-Arts and in other locations in the southeast and currently has 12 ongoing online classes.
Throughout the years, her art has been shown in various galleries, exhibits and museums. For Martha, art is an ongoing journey of experimentation, color, loose, expressive brush strokes and, most of all, fun.
My artistic endeavor is to capture a moment in time, depicting the beauty, light and emotion in my paintings for others to contemplate and enjoy. It is my greatest pleasure to be told that I have really “captured” the essence of the person posing or the mood and emotion in a narrative scene. I primarily paint in oil having studied master artists of the past and present in my pursuit of learning the art of portraiture and landscape painting. My personal goal to stay present enjoy the “being in the now” and I attempt to reflect this in my paintings. I infuse my paintings with emotion and modern context so my art will engage the viewer into pausing if only for a moment and just ponder.
I have always been enamored with far away destinations through reading and traveling. This led me to pursue a business career which gave me the opportunity to live and work in England and Germany. I became inspired by the fine art that surrounded me and the encouragement to develop my creativity and painting skills. This experience has developed my ability to explore new ideas and concepts and continues to influence my art today.
Eve has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from San Diego State University and an MBA in International Business from Henley, The Management College, U.K.. Eve has attended UNF focusing on fine art portraiture and the figure studying with classically trained artists Kyle Keith and Paul Ladnier. In 2015, Eve became a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga and meditation locally. Eve has a studio at home where she works on portrait commissions and landscapes when she is not painting “plein air” or outdoors. Her larger format paintings and abstracts are created in her CoRK Arts District studio in the Riverside area of Jacksonville where she is inspired by the talented resident artists.
Anatomical imagery is the common theme in my paintings, drawings and sculpture. My background in science and medicine is a natural connection to understanding the figure and the art of classical realism. I am inspired by the knowledge and skill of the great masters, the classical figures of Greek and Roman sculpture and figurative artists such as Degas and Maillol.
Various processes including welding and forging steel, modeling clay and wax and casting plaster, aluminum, iron and bronze give me greater latitude. I combine my fascination with anatomy, art history and the beauty of classical art forms in my work.
Richard Joseph, was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1948 where he also attended public schools. He attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, earning both a B.S. in Biology and a D.M.D. While at Emory, he was dually enrolled at the Atlanta School of Art and studied sculpture under professor James Clover and painting under the late Tullio Petrucci.
Joseph completed post-doctoral residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery also at Emory School of Medicine and has practiced in the specialty since 1977. He maintains an active practice with hospital privileges, and he lectures both nationally and internationally.
He received a B.F.A. in painting, drawing and sculpture in 2015 at the University of North Florida. He is a figurative artist who combines a fascination with anatomy, art history and the beauty of classical art forms in his work.
Susan Daly Voss is a contemporary realist oil painter, who enjoys exploring the effects of light, whether it’s illuminating a still life, landscape or figure.
Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, her interest in art was nurtured at a very young age, beginning with summer camps at the Jacksonville Children’s Museum (now MOSH). Her focus eventually led to a BFA in painting and printmaking Summa Cum Laude, from the University of North Florida in 1986, where she earned the award of Outstanding Graduate of the Dept. of Fine Arts.
Daly’s education continued with her move to NY, where she studied at the renowned Art Student’s League and The Andrew Lattimore Atelier. She also studied regularly with Garin Baker at his Carriage House Studios, as well as American master Max Ginsburg. Time spent in the museums and galleries there was an important education as well.
Her years in NY were highlighted by her invitation to join the esteemed Salmagundi Club of NYC, founded in 1871 as a center for artists and collectors.
Back in her hometown of Jacksonville now, and with a studio in the CoRK Arts District, she looks forward to exploring the light and form of the Southeast’s coastal areas, as well as continuing her interest in still life and the figure.
Daly shares her life with her husband John Voss, and son Devin Daly as well as her studio buddy, standard poodle Jax, who is her biggest fan. She is also a songwriter, and can often be found playing her guitar and singing around town.
Kyriaki’s pottery is about line, form, and function. She creates utilitarian pottery with soft, elegant patterns that stem from math, language, and nature. Most pieces are intended to be used daily. She believes that using handmade objects can bring a newness, a specialness, to every day rituals such as drinking your morning coffee; it's this notion that keeps her rooted in creating functional pottery.
Kyriaki first found clay in high school where she skipped other classes (but never music or history class!) to spend more time practicing wheel throwing. She received her BFA in Photography from the University of North Florida in 2004, but continues to study clay indefinitely. In addition to making pottery, Kyriaki teaches yoga, takes photographs, wrenches on and rides bicycles, and spends as much time outdoors as possible.
North Florida Artists
Princess Rashid . Annelies Dykgraaf . Cookie Davis . Marsha Hatcher
Les Quatre Amis
November and December 2016
Gallery 1037 Reddi Arts
Reception: Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 2 until 4 p.m.
This event is free and open to all.
The Four Friends (Les Quatre Amis) have made lasting impressions on each other through our art and creative lives. Princess Rashid, Annelies Dykgraaf, Cookie Davis and Marsha Hatcher are delighted to be bringing you new and exciting work in the 1037 Gallery at Reddi Arts during the months of November and December.
TED HEAD BIO:
My love of drawing began when I could hold a crayon. A yellow-green one I remember distinctly. Not only did it have a pleasing color, it tasted pretty good too. Even as a child, my enjoyment of nature’s beauty was never ending. The intricacy and playfulness of colors, patterns, light and shadows has always fascinated me.
I paint with watercolors or oils, using several glazes to achieve rich dark and vibrant contrasts. My style is detailed and realistic, but I endeavor to “see” beyond the obvious to create a painting that surpasses the confines of a photograph. Shadows infused with color, reflections taking on surrounding hues...when successful, the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
I also enjoy painting painting pet portraits as a way to forever cherish their love and companionship.
HAL RADUGGE BIO:
I'm self-taught and consider myself an outsider artist. My art is about restlessness and regeneration, addiction and salvation, and the expression of the spiritual journey on a personal level.
I also love drawing pencil portraits.
I have worked in many mediums but have a special love of pen & ink and pencil drawings.
For more information please call Patty at 904-398-3161 ext.312
Please join us on from to celebrate the opening of a showcase of work produced in drawing classes taught by William McMahan at Reddi Arts over the last year. This is a group show comprised of talented, rising artists. The work ranges in terms of subject matter, media, and styles.
Born and raised in Ecuador, Raquel currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida. After obtaining her MBA degree and starting a family, she began to pursue her lifelong passion for art. Mostly a self-taught artist, Raquel continuously develops her skills through art training and painting in both portraiture and plein air. Since 1999, she has studied with numerous renowned artists who have inspired her commitment to portraiture. Working with oils, oil pastels, color pencil, and charcoal, Raquel has many ways to bring the many expressions of life to art.Read More
My work is based in the timeless beauty of nature its energy and vibrations and colors
The trips I have taken to various places here and abroad have always been a wonderful source of inspiration: a visual cornucopias of never ending amazing scenery waiting to be painted. I hope my creations evoke happiness, peace and the love of nature.Read More
Sandra Leigh is a local artist, born and raised in Jacksonville. She is a published novelist with a number of art mediums in her repertoire from digital to printmaking, photography to acrylic.