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 - “Culinary Delights”

Featured Artist - “Culinary Delights”

Manon Sander

Growing up in Bavarian villages and later metropolitan Berlin, Manon has always been inspired by the places around her.
During a decade and a half of painting murals professionally in Chicago and studying oil painting under the tutelage of well known Californian painters in San Francisco and southern California, she developed her own distinct style, cherished by collectors and students alike.

In August 2010 she moved to Sarasota, Florida. Having always been drawn to water and feeling a strong connection to the ocean and the outdoors her paintings took on a whole new lease of life. Manon’s paintings are cheerful, joyful, vibrant and capture the effect of light on objects and life in a way that makes her work a real joy to feast your eyes on.

Painting in oil, oftentimes from life, marking impressions down in thick juicy brush strokes, aiming to capture the essence and the light on her subject matter and the feelings it evokes in her.

Featured Artist - “Culinary Delights”

Featured Artist - “Culinary Delights”

Joseph Mattus

Prior even to language, Joseph’s experience and understanding of the world was visual. Pictures came to symbolize the clearest representations of that world. Drawing and painting were to be his most fundamental means of expression.

Joseph paints using classical techniques reminiscent of the old masters. His poignant images take everyday objects and transforms them into something mystical. His artwork reflects how the act of painting can be a spiritual practice for the artist.

Having studied at the Grand Central Atelier under Jacob Collins, Scott Waddell, Colleen Berry, Joshua LaRock, Edward Minoff, Justin Wood, Will St. John, and Devin Cecil Wishing. Joseph obtained his BFA from University of the Arts.

Featured Photographer - “Culinary Delights”

Featured Photographer - “Culinary Delights”

Chef Daniel orr

Daniel Orr is a celebrity chef;
2015 James Beard semifinalist
Chef Auberge des Templiers, Restaurant Daguin and three-star L’Esperance, Belgium’s three-star Restaurant Bruneau.
French Restaurant, La Grenouille in NY City.
Executive Chef at Sir Terrence Conran's Guastavino’s, in NY City.
Executive chef of the Cuisinart Resort & Spa in Anguilla
Featured in the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of America television series. Producer of the radio podcast “Earth Eats”
Author of several cookbooks
Co-creator of the Wellness Lifestyle book with Dr. Kelly Jo Baute, PhD

Today, Chef Daniel Orr runs FARMBloomington in Bloomington, Indiana, developing new products, offering his services as a professional chef, and writing new cookbooks. He is also a talented photographer who enjoys capturing the world around him through the camera lens.

Featured Artist - “Culinary Delights”

Featured Artist - “Culinary Delights”

Heather Earnest

Heather Earnest is an acrylic, gouache, watercolor, pastel and mixed media artist who works at McCrae Art Studios in Orlando. She is a current member of Florida Watercolor Society and Central Florida Watercolor society and was accepted into the Florida Watercolor 46th Annual Exhibition. She has shown her work at the SOBO Art Center in Winter Garden, Leesburg Art Association, Central Florida Watercolor Society and City Hall in Winter Garden. Heather paints and draws portraits, still lifes and animals.

Her vibrant and colorful paintings have an illustrative quality to them. They are fun and playful and capture the essence of the world around her. 

“I believe Watercolor painting is about giving up control and allowing the paint the to mix and

mingle. I strive for fresh and expressive paintings that bring a little happiness into someone’s life.”