June 14 to August 8 2017
Featuring the original art works of Suzanne Barton, Arturo Samamiego, and Anna Stratton in the Great House.
About the UNDER WATER featured artists
My preferential interest, as an artist, is creativity through Photographic Art. Although I am looking through a lens, it is what I see "intuitively" that controls the "decisive moment" of the shutter release. I am an "old school photographer" who has embraced the digital era and it's tools to create unique combinations of color, design and imagination!
My "Tiny Dancer Underwater Art Series" began as a yearning to experience underwater photography. The grace and fluidity of movement, the soothing quiet and calm beneath the surface, along with the weightless suspension, as my subject floated to the surface, left me transformed. I witnessed the perfect communion between a dancer's heart and the "inspirational wisdom of water": "Water takes the form in which it is held and moves in the path of least resistance."
Water is vital to life as we know it-without it, no life exists. It supports us in the womb, it energizes, purifies and cleanses. It symbolizes life, clarity, growth, illumination and transformation. I celebrate IT'S beauty as a gentle reminder to all, that WE are the caretakers of this precious life force.
The "Tiny Dancer" Series is committed to Aluminum by Archival Dye-Sublimation then hand embellished with reflective materials and resin to bring the pieces to life.
Learn More @ suzannebarton.com
I believe great Art requires Creativity and inspiration, but also a high level of Craftsmanship. For this reason, throughout my career, I have strived for a refined technique that becomes the instrument of a personal artistic language.
The Sea has been a recurring theme in my paintings of the last few years, for many reasons: Its great beauty and mistery, its metaphorical representation of life itself, enveloping and nurturing on the surface, but also unpredictable and treacherous like the currents and surf that inhabit it.
My work is currently displayed in galleries accross the United States, including Mary Martin Gallery of Naples, Fl and in Charleston, SC. I have had solo and group shows in New York, Miami, and Austin, among many others.
My paintings are in private collections around the world, and have been featured in many prestigious publications such as International Artist Magazine, Juxtapoze, Manifest Galllery International Painting Annual, Studio Visit Magazine, The ArtList Editors, etc.
Learn More @ samaniegoart.com
Anna is a lover of life, food, and ice cream. She is an FGCU Alumni and her lifelong goal is to change the world. She seems to have an unlimited amount of energy, laughs all the time and her eyes disappear when she smiles.
No outside photography, food or drinks permitted on the property. Applies to all events.