Located in Royal Palm Square in Fort Myers, ArtBeat Studios Gallery and Gifts represents 22 local artists and fine crafts people.
ArtBeat’s visiting artist series features the whimsical work of Eric Larson, a retired police officer who sculpts his paintings with clay, acrylics and resin.
After retiring from a career in pharmacy, Thomas Davino utilizes mosses, shells and other found objects in his unique Florida-style paintings.
Carole Napolitano, whose work has been seen at COCO Art Gallery, brings her exquisite botanicals and local fauna to ArtBeat Studios. Her paintings, which highlight form and structure, are great examples of the art of modern flower painting.
Linda Burt-Redding (aka Lala), another retired police officer, races into the gallery with her vintage car series, as well as an extravagantly-painted mannequin, named NOVA.
Ellen DeVita’s style of abstract florals and landscapes invites one to move fluidly through her work. Her colors and use of textures draw the observer into each piece to dream and explore one’s inner thoughts.
Classes and workshops are ongoing at ArtBeat Studios, and include resin and acrylic pour-painting, alcohol ink techniques, ceramics, mosaics, stained glass and silk scarf painting.
A “Meet the Artists” evening is scheduled for the third Thursday of each month, and offers an opportunity to chat with the artists in a casual and relaxing atmosphere.
A full schedule of classes and events may be found at www.ArtBeatStudios.org
ArtBeat Studios Gallery and Gifts is located at 1400 Colonial Blvd., suite 35, Fort Myers. Call the gallery at 239-225-9770.