Amy Talley is a mixed media artist that lives in Orlando, Florida. Amy grew up in south Florida and studied at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Her love for teaching art began when she volunteered to teach weekly art classes for special needs children and has taught art now for 7 years. She currently teaches grades K-12 for a private college preparatory school.
Amy’s work has been published in Art Journaling Magazine and Somerset Studio Gallery Magazine. She has also enjoyed projects working with the City of Orlando, the City of Ocoee, Equine Angels Foundation and Freedom Ride.
Carol Muro King
Fine artist, illustrator and writer Carol Muro King, firmly decided upon her career when she was in kindergarten and has since dedicated much of her life to the arts. From her Melbourne-based studio, Minerva Studio, she creates fine art, portraits, children’s book illustrations, and gift products. Her varied experience as an artist provides a wealth of tips and information to share with all students interested in learning, and/or improving artistic skills.
Carissa Paige is a light-filled Intuitive Voyageur, Creator, and Guide who isn’t afraid of the Dark. Her work is driven by endless curiosity around self-exploration, creative expression, emotional-awareness, and intuition. Her biggest joy is to simply empower and inspire others. She believes creativity is the way through any block, any tangled up forest, or dark road. She helps others connect their own dots, find their own innate wisdom, and break free from the pretty little ornate boxes they may find themselves in along the path. Carissa truly Lives Her Art. You will find her playing dress up in her vintage room, taking photos, scouring thrift shops, talking to herself out loud, wandering in the woods, teaching mega-light-filled art classes, riding the lightening edge, or eating tacos + guzzling massive amounts of lemonade in the Central Florida Sun. Visit and stay in touch: www.carissapaige.com
My name is Mindy Lacefield and I have been creating art full-time since 2008. I adore dolls from the 70’s and 80’s (especially strawberry shortcake!) and I continue to be inspired by drawings and collections from my childhood of the 80’s. I strive to capture that young-at-heart 8 year old that was fearless and passionate about life and am so happy I can live my dream of painting for a living.
Tammy Hennessy works in mixed media—dyeing, stitching, rusting, painting, drawing. Her current work is heavily influenced by the botanicals, trees, bugs and wildlife seen near her home or at the ocean nearby.
She’s an in-process artist—one who creates for the sheer joy each moment making art brings to her. Often, art helps her to work through thoughts or feelings she may be wrangling with. More often, Tammy makes art because it is the best way she knows to share her sense of awe and wonder and love of nature and the world around her.
She has a degree in graphic design but the heart of a fine artist. She’s been creating since she was a child, and art to her still feels very like it did then—playful, joyful, natural. After living in Greenville, SC for twelve years she recently relocated to her birth home of Melbourne, Florida.
Cat Kerr is a Mixed Media Artist/Instructor living in Central Florida. Her work is mainly comprised of small pieces, such as Jewelry and mini Assemblages. Her work has been featured in magazines such as Somerset Studio, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Cloth Paper Scissors and many more.To see more of her work, online shops and teaching schedule you can visit her at http://www.catkerr.com.
Deb is a mish mash of many talents…from photography to cooking to bookmaking to sewing.
She is passionate about gathering women to hold sacred space for creativity to unfurl, friendships to grow and bodies to be nourished as well as the soul.
She lives in Merritt Island, Florida where you can find her barefoot on the beach almost every day !
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Jodi Ohl is a self-taught mixed media artist, originally from Dunkirk, NY, who now resides in Aberdeen, NC. Having recently left her day job to pursue her artistic career full time, she is has built a body of work that is known for its distinctive texture, bold color combinations which are often whimsical or abstract compositions, as well as motivational in nature. Her art appeals to those that seem to be young at heart and who appreciate the positive side of life whether communicated through words, colors, or composition. Published in over 20 international mixed media magazines such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studios, Artful Blogging, Artful Journaling, Somerset Holidays and Celebrations, and Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, as well as a contributor to five mixed media books. In 2014, Jodi’s painting, “It’s Not Complicated” (part of her Pod and Portals collection) was juried as one of the best of Mixed Media and featured in “Incite 2″ by Tonia Jenny of North Light Books. Jodi enjoys writing about her art and sharing the love of healing and motivation through creativity. She is represented by regional galleries in North Carolina and several others along the East Coast. In addition, Jodi is a popular mixed media art teacher online and in person, teaching at both large and small local and national workshops around the US. When not painting, she enjoys time with her two sons, Josh, 14and Zach, 20 as well as other friends and family. Jodi welcomes visitors to her blog Sweet Repeats www.sweetrepeats.blogspot.com where you can find a full listing of classes, weekly musings, and additional artwork for sale.
Kim de Broin Mailhot
Newly transplanted Floridian, Kim de Broin Mailhot, is a former elementary school teacher, a self-taught mixed media artist, a fiber arts lover, and a world re-known Rock Fairy. She has taught art journaling, painting and collage classes at art studios in New Hampshire, and sells her own art work in her on-line Etsy shop, QueenofArtsStudio.etsy.com. She also writes a creative blog , queen-of-arts.blogspot.com, and has recently illustrated a book by author Patti Digh called “Your Daily Rock : A Daybook of Touchstones for Busy Lives.” She is very excited to bring her love for fearless art play to Art More Place.
Midge Baudouin, a Rhode Island transplant and resident of Cocoa Beach, spent 45 years building an incredible career in the arts and crafts industry. Baudouin spent most of her life in front of spreadsheets and calculators, making big deals, and traveling. Now she is grateful to be following her bliss with needles, threads, fabrics, paints, saw, drill, hammer and tacks! She practices fearless artistry and loves to share her vision and style!
Tracy Page Stilwell
Tracy has been combining fabrics, buttons, papers, threads, paints, politics, humor and any number of other materials for many years. Quilts, dolls, furniture, clothing, mixed media and jewelry with a twist have emerged from those efforts.
She has exhibited and taught nationally, as well as across the pond. Her work has been published in numerous books and magazines such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts and Art Doll Quarterly. One of her favorite tasks is encouraging creative types to take a let loose, not worry and/or judge, no mistakes approach!
Tracy is an inspiration instigator, prolific painter, singer/songwriter and lover of the written word, smitten traveller and soaker up of all that is beauty-full. She teaches her Paint Mojo and other creative workshops all over this amazing planet and reminds her students of the wonder that already resides within them.
Her works are vibrant and filled with joy, inspired both by family travels in Mexico and the beauty of everyday life. Since 2000 Tracy has held 14 successful solo exhibitions and her works are held in collections both in Australia and overseas. http://tracyverdugo.com
Shari is a Hawaii-born artist who uses bright acrylic colors and simple lines to bring her whimsical paintings to life. She loves to paint dogs, mermaids, and anything to do with the beach! Shari’s art is described as “Happy Art for Happy People”. Shari believes in going with the flow and having fun with art, rather than getting it “right”. “I like creating art that makes you feel good.” She also illustrated the popular pet sympathy book, Paw Prints in Heaven. Shari lives in Longwood, Florida and can be found at local art festivals and online at:
A former Brevard County art teacher and studio owner, Cape Canaveral resident, Jo-Ann Jensen brings her feminine spirit and love of fabric, color and pattern to her award winning, fabric mosaic compositions, collages and silk batik paintings.
Jo-Ann employs a variety art and quilting techniques in her unique use of fabric. She has successfully gained recognition for her award winning work, exhibiting her art pieces in prestigious art exhibits and galleries across the state.
Jo-Ann holds a BS degree, cum laude, from the University of Central Florida, and has lived in Florida over 30 years. She’s studied fiber arts at UCF through the Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, Florida, and the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Jo-Ann teaches art workshops in Brevard County, ranging from museums and galleries, “Arts in the Park” outdoor exhibitions to public schools and community centers.
Jo-Ann was born in Hartford, Connecticut and resides with her husband a block from the beach in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Joannjensen.com
I am Rachelle… an artist, a teacher, an inspirer. I emphasize art as an important vehicle in learning and living for all ages. It is my passion to inspire others, make a lasting impression in their journey, and, above all, be living proof that whatever their goal may be, it is achievable. I am insanely crazy about tiny houses on wheels, purple gypsy wagons, dark chocolate, the Florida sun, and white sand beaches! I am a mixed media artist, a potter, and a Boiled Book maker…the Chief Imagination Officer at my Art Blooms Studio. I am living the bohemian life of art shows and studio hopping with art work in a variety of gift boutiques and galleries. Living, loving, and embracing my dream!
I am completely infatuated with intuitive creating and enthralled by color. www.RachelleEason.com
Katie Kendrick lives along the banks of the Tahuya River in western Washington. Surrounded by the Tahuya State Forest, the peaceful beauty of nature that surrounds her is a constant source of inspiration and nourishment for her creative spirit. She finds art making to be one of the most powerful ways to connect with her innermost essence, while at the same time discovering her authentic voice. She enjoys the experimental and intuitive layers of creating, where she can explore inner and outer worlds simultaneously. She has a passion for sharing her love of creating with others and teaches mixed media workshops across the U.S. and internationally. Her first book, “Layered Impressions: A Mixed-Media Approach to Painting and Poetry” was released in 2012.
Whitney Freya has been teaching her unique approach to painting and living as a “Life Artist” since 1996! She is the published author on two books on personal creativity, including The Artist Within, A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit, and will be publishing Super Soul Flow… in 2016/17. She leads her global family of Creatively Fit Coaches, of which Sherri Otcenasek is one, around the world in their shared vision of a world where each person confidently declares, “I AM creative!” She has taught at The Esalen Institute, The Agape Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, and everywhere from Dubai to South Africa at international creativity conferences. Whitney LOVES to share how, through the layers and layers of color, symbols, stencils, pattern and more color, anyone can create a powerfully fun and impressive painting that ALSO is a message from your Soul. Painting becomes prayer, meditation and a way to receive guidance along your most colorful life path! Learn more about her online programs, including the bi-annual Vision Quest . The Creatively Fit Program at www.WhitneyFreya.com has been teaching her unique approach to painting and living as a “Life Artist” since 1996! She is the published author on two books on personal creativity, including The Artist Within, A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit, and will be publishing Super Soul Flow… in 2016/17. She leads her global family of Creatively Fit Coaches, of which Sherri Otcenasek is one, around the world in their shared vision of a world where each person confidently declares, “I AM creative!” She has taught at The Esalen Institute, The Agape Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, and everywhere from Dubai to South Africa at international creativity conferences. Whitney LOVES to share how, through the layers and layers of color, symbols, stencils, pattern and more color, anyone can create a powerfully fun and impressive painting that ALSO is a message from your Soul. Painting becomes prayer, meditation and a way to receive guidance along your most colorful life path! Learn more about her online programs, including the bi-annual Vision Quest . The Creatively Fit Program at www.WhitneyFreya.com
Susan Rienzo is an artist who creates abstract and whimsical Art Quilts. Susan, who loved sewing from an early age received a degree in Fashion Design, and a BFA in Graphic Design.
She discovered quilting in 1982 when her children were young and she was exploring different creative outlets. She soon realized the potential of combining her passion for color, graphic design and sewing. Her palette of vibrant color and whimsy has infused her Art Quilts with a spirited and joyful energy that is bold and unique.
Susan has exhibited in juried shows throughout the U.S. and internationally, and has been published in many quilt publications. She is a juried member of The Studio Art Quilt Associates and also a member of the Surface Design Association.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Susan now resides in Vero Beach with her husband and her cherished boxer dog, Louie.
Kecia Deveney is a published mixed media artist, instructor and world traveler, living at the Jersey Shore. As a Mixed Media Artist, her eclectic style can be seen in fabric and textiles, jewelry design, sculpture-work and painting. Creating is pivotal to Kecia and becomes, for her, art therapy. Her imagination comes to life and allows her temporary reprieve from her role as a full time caregiver. Scouring flea markets, long forgotten treasures inspired her to transform them into something exciting and distinctive. Her work is about ingenuity and playfulness. As an educator, it is important to Kecia to teach her students to look beyond being perfect, to be more involved in the ongoing process of creating and leave insecurities behind. Enhancing confidence being the ultimate achievement. Kecia’s workshops are taught through out the United States and also at international venues as well.
See more of her work at keciadeveney.com or visit her blog at
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Jennifer Bonset is a Florida-born artist with a broad spectrum of interests, styles and creative methods. Her paintings range from incredibly detailed portraiture to whimsical dancing sea life. Jennifer creates assemblage pieces in Dia de los Muertos and seashell themes, as well as jewelry in steampunk, nautical and vintage styles. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from The University of South Florida and is now based in Melbourne Beach, FL. Jennifer’s artwork can be found throughout the area in several locations including Universal Studios Islands of Adventure and Cafe Tu Tu Tango in Orlando, Pizza Gallery & Grill in Viera, Art Expressions & Custom Framing and Leslie Taylor Hair in Eau Gallie, and Hula Moon Tiki Grill in Indian Harbor Beach.
I am a teacher, a sharer, a wife, a sister and a BELIEVER!
My faith in God & my belief in prayer supports my path of hope, love, and kindness. I am a worker bee, and my goal everyday is to do my very best in a truthful way in everything I do! I know without a shadow of a doubt, that minerals from the Earth hold a healing energy that can help us with all aspects of our lives – physically, mentally, and spiritually, and I aim to teach you to love them, use them on a daily basis, and help you become a believer too!
Debi Moore has been a Merritt Island, FL resident for the last 20 plus years. She is a new instructor to Art More Place though she has been teaching bead & metal smith instruction for over 12 years. She has had her work displayed and sold at Franklin Anderson Gallery of Arts in Crystal River for several years in the past. She is currently only teaching upon request. She loves painting, working with metal, beads & leather. Her taste is eclectic but leans toward coastal style. You can check out some of her work on Facebook @ Island Girl Handcrafted Jewelry.
Jane Slivka transplanted to beautiful Mount Dora, Florida in 2004. Originally from Ohio, she often dreamed of the ocean and wrote poems about the scenes she now creates for all of us to enjoy. Jane’s paintings, normally on oversized canvases, take onlookers through a journey of layered acrylic paints to discover a world beyond what any camera could capture. Originally, Jane mastered the artistry of watercolor while she attended Endicott Junior College in Boston, Massachusetts. She later graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Art Education. Studying for a semester in Florence, Italy, she gleaned much inspiration from the richness of the historical art and gorgeous landscapes.
One day, Jane decided to try acrylics, and she felt absolutely liberated by the strong colors and ability to layer thick textures of paint! From that moment forward she has been exploring, teaching, and motivating others to express artistically through painting with acrylics. Jane Slivka now discovers new inspirations for her portfolio every day at the beaches in sunny Florida, from her love of people and culture, and through the play of shadow and light on old buildings. A truly gifted artist, she brings paint to life with ease and elegance. For the latest off the easel, come visit her at her studio gallery in historic downtown Mount Dora, Florida!
You can also find Jane’s work at the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy in Sarasota, Florida. For more information, visit the website at www.whimsymuseum.org
Danielle is an Amrit Method certified Yoga Nidra facilitator. She was introduced to this ancient practice during her recovery from a traumatic brain injury while seeking an activity that could bring her relief with minimal exertion. Yoga Nidra (meaning: yogic sleep) fits beautifully into everyone’s life journey and Danielle’s passion is to bring this powerful relaxation technique to those suffering from chronic pain, illness, emotional stress or the stress present in everyday life. Danielle guides her students in the development of personal intentions that empower them to take their life in the direction they desire, breaking the cycle of stress, and patterns of behaviors limiting them from reaching their fullest potential.