I recommend the following websites for my fellow artists and patrons alike. Enjoy!
Jim is a fabulous acrylic artist in Key West. His subjects are landscapes, tropical birds, and still lifes, using realistic, impressionistic, and abstract approaches. I have been taking painting classes from Jim during the winter months and find his critiques very helpful.
Michael is a watercolorist that I studied with in Illinois. His work is large brush, washes on really long pieces of 140# paper of prairies, deserts, and beaches. You’d love it. He is a great teacher and a great guy!
A student of Irving Shapiro, Tom is a great watercolorist, instructor and judge living and working in the Chicago Area. Tom teaches at the Palette & Chiselle and the Old Town Art Center.
7 Artists Gallery
Located at 430 Duval Street, the majority of our local artists have been practicing their craft in Key West for more than fifteen years
Key West Art Center
Key West's oldest art gallery featuring works by local artists. Includes membership details, craft show, and festival information. 301 Front St., (305) 294-1241
1100 SODU is a fine art and craft gallery on Duval Street in Key West. It is owned by five artists, who between them have been owners and partners in about a dozen Keys Galleries.
Tons of pictures of the latest “happenings” in Key West
For up to the minute news about what is going on in Key West, check out this site.
Karen on Keys TV
Karen is interviewed on Keys TV and discusses her art, her teaching philosophy, watercolor techniques, class content and her love for Key West.
Nita has written many books on painting, and gives workshops all over the country. Her site gives you many links to other artists, supply companies, book and video companies, and much more. She covers watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pastel. You could spend hours on her site…watch out!
The Art House of McKinney, Texas
My sister is a great painter and ceramist. Last year she opened a school for children and adults and is offering a full schedule of classes year round. Way to go Sona!
The Studios of Key West
This is a new center for artists where you can rent a studio space, take classes and workshops, hear lectures, and look at a gallery of local work. Find out who is coming to teach in Key West in the coming months.
Similar website to the one listed above, but with a few more articles concerning paints. One can never have enough resources.
Learn watercolor techniques, get the scoop on the latest supplies, materials, books, and videos, as well as up coming workshops from all over the country.
There are many sources for watercolor supplies, but so far, these two have whatever I need and they deliver quickly and hassle free. They both run regular sales and will e-mail them to you (all the time it seems!)
This is another source for watercolor supplies,etc.
Florida Keys Watercolor Society
This orgamization's mission is to advance the "art of watercolor" through annual shows, workshops conducted by professional painters, and local "paint outs".
Florida Watercolor Society
A society of over 1000 Florida watercolorists whose goal is to contribute to the state's cultural atmosphere, educate and assist anyone interested in watercolor.