“As a resident of Jacksonville, Fl for 35 years I have grown to love the eclectic vibe of this city. Influenced by my mother, sister and son in their individual pursuits of art, I joined the Jacksonville Artist’s Guild and the Murray Hill Art Center to revive my own passion for painting. I have found great joy in capturing the cities vibrancy from the night time neons of the historic theaters to a lonely beaten barricade beneath the Main Street Bridge. With a background in graphics, my acrylic creations lean to a Pop Art aesthetic. I have recently displayed two of my pieces at a Jacksonville Artist’s Guild show featuring Jacksonville as the subject matter and received the Judges Choice Award. I endeavor to capture Jacksonville one canvas at a time and pay homage to our fair city.”
A South Georgia born artist who lives and creates art in Jacksonville, Florida for the past 25 years. Being a military wife for many years, Marsha has traveled around the world and most of her art capture these experiences and the people she has met. Marsha is an artist who love creating art and her artwork defines who she is, what she is passionate about, and why she does art. The vast majority of her art is painting people of color as her subject matter. Acrylic, oils, and sometimes wood are her preferred medium. Marsha has a variety of techniques when it comes to creating. An artist whose work is in many private collections enjoys experimenting with colors, and different mediums to keep her viewers excited. Marsha received her Bachelors of Art degree from Albany State University. She is a member of Hopewell, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. founding and current board member of Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation and The Art Center Cooperative, Inc.
” I like to believe that when my brush dances between imagination and reality, anything is possible. When it happens, the emotional connection between me and my subject says it all. Design, values and color are the means to express a moment in time, captured in dramatic watercolor or oils. I’ve been honored to have receive over 60 awards and have been published in American Artist, SPLASH 11 and SPLASH 16, and several other national publications. I’ve also enjoyed teaching many wonderful students in watercolor workshops throughout the Southeast. Growth never stops and I look forward to all the future holds as I keep those brushes dancing.”
Robert Leedy’s painting concentrates in the medium of watercolor. He holds a BFA in Art from Valdosta State University. Upon graduation, he worked in graphic design and the fine wine industry before painting full time. Robert lived throughout the Caribbean, Europe and South America and traveled extensively before returning to his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida in 2010. He work is exhibited throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Leedy is a member of the National Watercolor Society and The Florida Watercolor Society. A big portion of his work is done en plein aire and he is active with The First Coast Plein Air Painters in North Florida. He teaches classes locally and yearly workshops in Italy. Robert works on location and out of his studio in The CoRK Arts District in Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood. See more of his work at http://www.robertleedywatercolors.com