Eve has lived in Germany, the U.K. and moved all over the U.S. with her family as a child. Eve has a B.S. degree in Marketing and an MBA and worked in the medical industry in the U.S. and in Europe until she had her children and moved to Florida. Although she had a busy work life, Eve would take art classes in the evenings to unleash her need for creativity which brought a sense of contentment. Eve has lived in Florida for 15 years and has focused her life on learning from master artists further her craft. She began teaching art to neighborhood children when her babies were young and wanting to be creative and she now enjoys teaches art and yoga to adults.
Eve aspires to develop the painting skills of beginner and intermediate painters who want to learn how to create realistic and expressive still life paintings and landscapes with oil or acrylics. Eve strives to translate what she learns from the masters and translate key practices and theory into creative projects which enable students to create lovely paintings. Eve explores different painting techniques with each artist and helps students learn how to develop a painter’s process to empower their own artistic development.
Award winning artist, Joyce Gabiou has polished her skills as a multi media artist over the last 40 years. Throughout that time, her style has changed immensely, from realism to abstract, which she attributes to her constant study, passion and attention to her art.
She has studied with many well-known national and international artists.
Joyce sometimes finds subject matter is secondary to the tools that she uses. Color, shape and design are what guide her toward completion.
Creativity needs to be shared and Joyce enjoys teaching mixed media and experimental painting, inspiring others with their own creativity.
Her “Art of Layering” abstract classes feature collage papers, lost & found items & acrylic paint.
They are fun workshops & students always leave smiling!
Inspired by a trip to Vienna, Ted began painting in 2001. In May, 2006, American Artist magazine featured Ted’s work and the story of his successfully launching into watercolor. He was later published in the best of watercolor series, SPLASH 11and SPLASH 16, the Best of America Watercolor Artists & Artisians, as well as several other publications, and is a Signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society. Ted has also won several “Best of” and 1st place awards, and is a popular workshop instructor. An avid kayaker, his oil paintings and watercolors show a fascination with light and color, depicting nature’s beauty, wildlife, pets, and people.
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 letter forms, 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.
Gordon Meggison lives in Jacksonville and was educated at Jacksonville University. In 1992, his French Light/Florida Light art show was hosted by the Sisters Cities Association of Jacksonville and Nantes, France, featuring "pleine aire" watercolors. He now paints full time and teaches watercolor, oils, and acrylics.