Featured Artists

 

meet our featured Artists

Meet our featured artists currently showing works in some of our exclusive art exhibitions. Visit the BUY ART Page on the dropdown for a list of all artwork currently for sale by all of our featured artists.

 
Featured Artist - “Birds & botanicals”

Featured Artist - “Birds & botanicals”

Michelle held

Michelle is an experienced and highly skilled painter. She has been passionately working as an artist in Sarasota for over 20 years. Michelle paints in oils both plein air and within her studio. Her passion for wildlife and nature captures the vibrancy of the world around her and reflect her effervescent personality.

Michelle’s eye and love of color ranges in palette from the golden hues of old world finishes to vibrant modern contemporary tones. She blends the two seamlessly whilst adding a spark of life to everything she captures. Her bold and lively paintings seem to sing with a life all of their own.

Featured Artist - “Birds & botanicals”

Featured Artist - “Birds & botanicals”

CATHERINE HEMPEL

Catherine is a Central Florida Artist who specializes in oil paintings of landscapes, and the flora & fauna of Florida. She enjoys painting En Plein Air

Catherine is a Senior Faculty Member of the Crealde School of Art, a non-profit school in Winter Park with the vision that ‘Art is For Everyone!’ She has a degree from the University of Central Florida in Drawing and Printmaking, is an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America and a member of the Florida Painters Group. Both an accomplished teacher and fine artist, Cathy’s work captures the beauty of the world around her in a poignant and empathetic way.

Featured Photographer - “Birds & Botanicals”

Featured Photographer - “Birds & Botanicals”

ANGEL LALUMONDIER

Being able to capture the beauty in the world is Angel’s passion and as a native Floridian there are many opportunities to photograph amazing scenes of natural beauty. As a healer and crystal bowl sound practitioner, Angel also shares her gift of healing using sound and energy therapies. She enjoys connecting with people of all walks of life. Angel enjoys giving back to the community and is involved with many local arts organizations. An avid bird watcher and nature photographer she often rescues wild animals and brings them back to health then returns them into the wild. Her generous spirit and kind hearted nature shows in the images she captures of the world around her.

Featured Artist - “Birds & Botanicals”

Featured Artist - “Birds & Botanicals”

MINDY LIGHTHIPE

Artist, Mindy Lighthipe is passionate about getting out into the natural world and discovering the beauty in every rock, stream and forest. With this passion she carefully studies her subjects in their environment. Mindy uses a variety of techniques to create her bold imagery. She carefully and accurately draws her compositions often creating full detailed drawings in pencil before going onto color.

Mindy is an award winning artist In 2009 she received a Silver Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in London. In 2010 she had a solo exhibition at the Florida Museum of Natural History. She currently is teaching Scientific Illustration at the University of Florida.

Featured Artist - “Birds & Botanicals”

Featured Artist - “Birds & Botanicals”

TERRY MAMOUNAS

Terry Mamounas always loved to draw and paint as he was growing up in Greece. His passion for painting grew during his teenage years and almost became a career choice but in the end medicine won him over. He continued to paint throughout medical school and surgical residency when he moved to the U.S. A common theme in his paintings is the strong effect of light and shadow with resulting vibrant colors.

As a breast surgical oncologist and medical director of the comprehensive breast program at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center he still finds time to paint. Through his travels around the world for lectures and medical meetings, he always finds inspiration for his paintings.