Artists who opened their studios today, Jan. 6, 2016 as part of the Sarasota Visual Artists Studios.
Other artist who participated but who I was unable to visit include:
Jorge Blanco, Bill Buchman, Tim Jaeger, Joseph Melancon, Tom Stephens.

The Open Studio Series is the 1st Saturday of the month January-April 11am-4pm.

This was a wonderful chance to see the Artists studios and hear what they want to say about their work.

It is a reminder that Sarasota is blessed to have so many talented and established artists. I hope this open studio series will expand awareness and appreciation of this treasure in our midst.

The next Open Studio is February 4. Put it in your calendar and when you go take your checkbook support the artists, enrich your life and bring beauty into your home with their creations.

Connect at facebook.com/sarasotavisualartistsstudios

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Sculptor Jack Dowd in his Studio.

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Artist Duncan Chamberlain

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Artist Dasha Reich

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Elena De La Ville, Visual Artist, Sarasota, FL

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Vicky Randall, Sculptor, Sarasota, Florida

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Serpulid Tubeworm (Ponastegus stellatus), Saba

The beauty of nature often speaks for itself, take a breath, look, enjoy.

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Artist’s Primary Source, Nature

Bonaire, Caribbean, Nature Photography, Underwater, Underwater Photography, Orange Sea Lily, Nemaster rubiginosa, The Living Seas,

Orange Sea Lily (Nemaster rubiginosa) Bonaire

One of the reasons artists collect so much stuff; rocks, feathers, shells, crushed cans, you name it,  is because they have a talent for seeing elements of design in everything. Shapes and forms in the natural world awakens a sensibility that we recognize as having a “sense of rightness,”  Mark Getlein, Living With Art.

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Sea Rod (Gorgonian coral) Bonaire

Focusing  on the natural world engages our imagination and inspires a creative response. Design principles from nature show up in science, engineering, architecture, art, textiles and fashion.

Sea Fan Pan (Gorgonia ventalina) Grand Cayman

Sea Fan Pan (Gorgonia ventalina) Grand Cayman

The approach I took to photographing marine subjects for the book The Living Seas was to concentrate on  design within  marine life.  I  looked with curiosity at the line, light, shape and form I saw within the underwater world. Compositions  focused  on the central design feature of the subject I was studying.

A few years ago a project came along which gave me the opportunity to work with one of the finest designers  in America, Chip Reay.  Chip selected from my underwater images  ones which had  clean simple design .  He played with the photographs by making a duplicate of the image, flipping it and merging it with the original. the result was a wonderful mirror image, a delightful rorschach.  These three images are examples of his successful collaboration with my photographs.

To see more underwater images visit my Image Archive:   EastepPhotography.com

 

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Amagansett Art: Across the Years

 

Photograph by Wayne Eastep is on display at the show “Amagansett Art: Across The Years.”  Sales from the show benefit the Amagansett Historical Association. The building shown in the photo is the Hilton Leech house and Amagansett Art School in historic Sarasota, Florida. The house is listed on the  U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Hilton Leech lived and taught art in Amagansett, East Hampton, NY and Sarasota, Florida.

 

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