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May 2017 Highlight: Austin Lindsey

Austin Lindsey grew up a swimming jock in Central Florida, but was surrounded by a family of artists in his neighborhood. One of those artists was a nationally recognized potter, Stephen Jepson. Austin and Stephen began a life long friendship and led him to his first ceramics class  in 1992 when Austin was 19 yrs old.  Austin went on to an apprenticeship with Peter Callas in New Jersey, where he learned to fire anagama wood kilns.  During this apprenticeship, he also had the privilege of assisting…

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April 2017 Highlight: Rae Duncan

      Rae Duncan is an artist who works primarily in the medium of paper. Early in her career, she exhibited her illustrative artwork in art shows throughout Southern California (her former home). Today she specializes solely in handmade designs fashioned from paper. Rae’s vision is to transform this simple material into unique 2- and 3-dimensional works of art. Rae earned her Bachelor and Master Degrees in the study of Fine Arts from California State University, Los Angeles. Profession-ally,…

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March 2017 Highlight: Bette Hickman

Art Education is beauty, imagination, and emotion — and our “Miss Bette” is all of these things and more! Bette Hickman is a professional artist, art teacher and entrepreneur. She studied art at Florida International University and is a fourth generation Floridian. She currently serves as the executive director of a nonprofit international education program, Global Achievers, Inc., that began in 1994. This program developed out of her work as the liaison between business and education during her employment in…

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2017 February Highlight: Fran Hanson

Fran Hanson is a paper artist and proprietor of “Fran’s Fun Flowers”.  She has always had a passion for crafts and flowers, and worked in a florists in the UK before moving to the USA with her family in 2004. Her daughter ‘convinced’ her to make hand-made bouquets and all the floral and table decor for her wedding in 2013, and it was was a huge success! This led her to launch her shop and dedicate her time to her craft. Fran creates a…

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2016 October Highlight: David Boyd Jr.

From an early age, David was encouraged by his parents to create. There was never a shortage of art materials at the Boyd household. Even the walls of his childhood bedroom were left unfinished so that he could draw at will. He was influenced by his father; the elder David Boyd is a renowned illustrator and character who draws for Jeff Foxworthy and Mark Morgan, Inc. Luckily, young David was also heavily influenced by his mother, Rosalyn Boyd, the “quintessential…

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2016 September Highlight: Tiffany Thomas

   I draw my inspiration predominately from nature, as you will see with my abstracted treescapes and traditional plein air paintings. My use of bold colors, and sense of visual movement ties my body of work together. Whether I am painting from nature, cars, or animals, the simple yet complex act of painting is my true motivation.     I primarily work in Acrylic paints, but I have rediscovered a love for thick oil paints, drips, and textures. I like…

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2016 May Highlight: Millie Gosch

  Millie Gosch is an avid plein air painter who paints studies from real life and from these studies, she creates her beautiful landscape pieces. An experienced artist, she has worked for over 25 years as a professional artist using oil as her medium and working with a limited palette. Growing up in a small Georgia town, she developed a deep love for the Southland and nature in general. Her favorite subjects are the lowcountry and pastoral scenes. She also…

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2016 April Highlight: Jim Davis

Jim grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Auburn University and his MBA from Vanderbilt University. Jim has enjoyed a very successful professional career holding high level executive positions. He is the current President and Founder of Davis & Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in operations, marketing, finance, personnel and general consulting. As far as photography is concerned in general, it has been a hobby since Jim worked extensively with a number of high level…

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2016 March Highlight: Silvia Garcia-Carreras Feenaghty

Silvia Garcia-Carreras Feenaghty, a native of the island of Cuba, has lived in Georgia since 1961 and in Peachtree City since 1969. She started painting as a teenager, with training in Ottawa, Canada, and later in her native Cuba while acquiring a Home Economics degree with a Minor in Arts. She has attended classes in the past with many local and national artists but had set aside her brushes for a period of at least 20 years while her children…

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2016 February Highlight: Mick Brandenberger

As a young boy (age 8) in a new school in Hawaii, Mick was allowed to go to the art room every day to paint. It was there that he became an artist. His images were devoted to the tropical paradise that was his new world. Often his paintings had water themes that included exotic underwater creatures and plant life with the fantasy scenes of mermaids, sunken treasures, and ships. At age 10 he moved to Tampa, Florida, found an oil…

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