Island City Art Market: Lisa Boyd

The Island City Art Market is a showcase of 40 original works of art, all produced by 21 local fine artists.  All art offered is framed and ready to hang.

LISA BOYD

As an artist, Lisa is enchanted with Florida’s depth of soul. She finds it in the architecture, the colors of the sea and sky, and the international influences on music that make up South Florida’s culture. But, she especially loves the people!

Whimsical Flowers Lisa Boyd
“Flamboyant Flowers” by Lisa Boyd | Oil | 16″ x 20″ framed | $150

Born in Shanghai, Lisa lived in China through early childhood, then her family moved to Montreal where she attended school. After college in Switzerland, Lisa moved to London and spent fifteen years traveling throughout Europe for Thomas Cook Travel. She speaks Italian, French and Spanish, in addition to American English.

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“Villa in the Tuscan Hills” by Lisa Boyd | Oil | 16″ x 20″ framed | $150

Looking for change, Lisa moved to Miami Beach. Coming from a family of artists, it was natural for her to put hand to brush and paint. As a student of Robert Gross, she has become an award-winning artist and exhibited extensively in South Florida, and she is grateful for her amazing teacher, friend and inspiration.

See more of Lisa’s work here

Call or text 954-661-4740 if you’re interested in visiting the gallery or purchasing Lisa’s art. Shipping is available for an added fee.

Island City Art Market: Patti Maceri, Artist

The Island City Art Market is a showcase of 40 original works of art, all produced by 21 local fine artists.  All art offered is framed and ready to hang.

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“Fishing Boats” by Patti Maceri | Oil | 20″ x 16″ framed | $500

PATTI MACERI

Patti’s mother was the first to recognize her talent and she encouraged her daughter’s development by enrolling Patti in painting classes at the Joy Rubin Art School in Hollywood, Florida at an early age. She later attended art classes during her middle and high school years and was introduced to different mediums, which further cultivated her interest in art. So, it should come as no surprise that when it came time to declare her major in college, she knew what it would be! ART!

fisheating creek by patricia maceri
“Fisheating Creek” by Patti Maceri | Watercolors | 14″ 10″ framed | $600

In 2012, Patti enrolled in oil and watercolor classes with our esteemed colleague, Robert Gross. As is his teaching style, Bob has served as Patti’s mentor and encouraged her to take her work in new directions, including participating in local art shows. In fact, she is a winner of the gallery’s very own Island City Juried Art Competition!

Patti has become a devoted volunteer at Art Gallery 21 and we admire her spirit of community service as much as we admire her talent! They are a dynamic combination and we are very grateful to have her in our corner!

Call or text 954-661-4740 if you’re interested in visiting the gallery or purchasing Patti’s art. Shipping is available for an added fee.

Island City Art Market: Yvette Vas, Artist

The Island City Art Market is a showcase of 40 original works of art, all produced by 21 local fine artists.  All art offered is framed and ready to hang.

Yvette Vas yellow and red orchids
“Yellow & Red Orchids” by Yvette Vas | Watercolors | 11.5″ x 7.5″ framed | $220

YVETTE VAS

Born in Goa, India, Yvette was whisked away to São Paulo, Brazil with her family when she was still an infant and it was there that she would grow up. She says she wasn’t particularly artistic as a kid, that, in fact, she had a lot of difficulties in her art classes. During a high school vacation, Yvette took to borrowing books from the library about drawing. She practiced diligently and actually completed a few paintings by the time she graduated.

Landscape Yvette Vas
“Otero Mesa” by Yvette Vas | Watercolors | 13.5″ x 10.5″ framed | $240

In 2003, Yvette enrolled in classes in oil painting and porcelain painting which she enjoyed very much. Then, two years later, she signed up for classes at Broward Community College in Davie with Robert Gross and she said she realized she was working with a true master. He taught her the basics of oil painting and he encouraged her to try watercolors. Today, Yvette paints in both mediums. She says she loves to paint landscapes and nature, and, she especially loves painting orchids because of their vibrant colors and expressive “faces!” She’s inspired by the culture and colors of her two homelands and enjoys the camaraderie of her fellow artists.

Call or text 954-661-4740 if you’re interested in visiting the gallery or purchasing Yvette’s art. Shipping is available for an added fee.

Island City Art Market: John Bowen, Artist

The Island City Art Market is a showcase of 40 original works of art, all produced by 21 local fine artists.  All art offered is framed and ready to hang.

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“Cat on a Ledge” by John Bowen | 28×36 framed | watercolors | $1,150

JOHN BOWEN

Our friend, John, has been around a long time and we think you’ll agree that he keeps Florida history alive with his art! He has even gone so far as to donate his artwork and limited edition Giclee prints of his work to Vizcaya in his efforts to preserve the wonderful site located in Miami, along Biscayne Bay.

Over the years, John has been associated with other historical sites across south Florida, including Bonnet House, Old Davie School Historical Museum and the Fort Lauderdale History Museum at the New River Inn. He has been a friend to Art Gallery 21 since before we came to be. In fact, he was the first artist to hang his work in Wilton Manors City Hall back in 2010.

John is a signature member of Florida Watercolor Society and Gold Coast Watercolor Society. He has been published in “Watercolor Magic” magazine and “American Artist” magazine, among others. Known for his exceptional use of light and shadow in his watercolor paintings, many of John’s landscapes portray a nostalgic quality of old Florida, a time many think has passed them by.

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“History in the Garden” by John Bowen | 28×36 framed | watercolors | $1,250

John’s history as an artist includes his military service for the U.S. Air Force which he wrote about in his self-published book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days.” His honest writing style is well suited for the story he tells of his tour of Vietnam as an artist where he sketched in the field and on the Tan Son Nhut flight line. His book is filled with drawings and sketches that he made during his tour of duty and there’s a sense of patriotism woven into his prose. He speaks eloquently of the challenges that faced him and his fellow soldiers upon their return home. It wasn’t easy. The transition back to civilian life in a country wrestling with the war and civil rights was difficult for most service men coming home from that “conflict” in Southeast Asia and John’s story reflects that.

Call or text 954-661-4740 if you’re interested in visiting the gallery or purchasing John’s art. Shipping is available at an additional cost.

See more of John’s work on his web site here.

Island City Art Market: Celia Diaz, Artist

The Island City Art Market is a showcase of 40 original works of art, all produced by 21 local fine artists.  All art offered is framed and ready to hang.

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Art Gallery 21 is blessed to have Celia Diaz as one of its founding members and resident artists! Originally from El Salvador where she was a physician, Celia has lived in Fort Lauderdale with her husband for more than twenty years. Should you meet her in person, don’t be deceived by her sweet and unassuming personality or her petite and fragile appearance. When you see her art, it won’t take two seconds to realize she is an artistic force to be reckoned with!

Celia loved art as a child and studied drawing in El Salvador. However, her studies to become a medical doctor and her career left little time for artistic endeavors. It wasn’t until she arrived in Florida that art became a truly important influence in her life. She attributes her development to the teachings of Robert Gross, but, Bob says she was, and continues to be, an exceptional student.

Still Life by Celia Diaz | 7.5″x4″ framed | Watercolors | $250

Whether working in oils or watercolors, Celia’s love of human anatomy is evident in her realistic portraits and self portraits, while her landscape and still life paintings portray the beauty in everyday life with delicacy and detail.

Call or text 954-661-4740 to visit the gallery and see Celia’s art work.

Art Gallery 21 is pleased to present a buyer’s market of fine Florida art at affordable prices. Because we are a neighborhood gallery, we can offer the work of local artists without the overhead of a for-profit gallery thanks to the support of the City of Wilton Manors. 15% of each sale goes to support the gallery, a Florida nonprofit organization.

Island City Art Market: Dirk Eberle, Artist

“Haystack After Sunset” by Dirk Eberle | Watercolor | 10″x8″ Framed | $250

The Island City Art Market is a showcase of 40 original works of art, all produced by 21 local fine artists.  All art offered is framed and ready to be hung.

DIRK EBERLE

Dirk lives in Dania Beach, Florida these days, but, he grew up in an artist’s community on the Oregon Coast. For those who believe environment influences who we become, it’s pretty clear that Dirk was in the right place to develop an appreciation of art and nature.

Mr. Eberle’s art reflects his love of the outdoors and Florida’s environmental beauty is often apparent in his work. He has been an artist and a student of art for most of his life.

“Miravet” by Dirk Eberle | Watercolor | 12″x9″ Framed | $300

Dirk recently worked on a permanent display at Memorial Hospital South in Hollywood, Florida, and has shown his work at Art Gallery 21. As a matter of fact, he was a Winner in the 2015 Island City Annual Juried Art Show!

Dirk’s use of color and his attention to detail are what sets his watercolor paintings apart from the rest. He is among the finest of fine artists!

Call or text 954-661-4740 to visit the gallery and see Dirk Eberle’s art.

Art Gallery 21 is pleased to present a buyer’s market of fine Florida art at affordable prices. Because we are a neighborhood gallery, we can offer the work of local artists without the overhead of a for profit gallery thanks to the support of the City of Wilton Manors. 15% of each sale goes to support the gallery, a Florida nonprofit organization.

Island City Art Market: Aviva D. Sasson, Artist

Art Gallery 21 is pleased to present a buyer’s market of fine Florida art at affordable prices. Because we are a neighborhood gallery, we can off the work of local artists without the overhead of for profit galleries . The Island City Art Market is a showcase of 40 original works of art, including oils, watercolors and acrylics, all produced by 21 local fine artists.  All art offered is framed and ready to be hung.

Experiment with Blue | Aviva D. Sasson 16″x20″ oil on canvas, framed $450

Aviva D. Sasson

Israeli born, Aviva studied graphic design, but, what she really longed to do was paint. She started painting with watercolors while still living in Israel. When she arrived in Florida in 2005 and began studying with our gallery guru, Robert Gross, she discovered the world of oil painting on canvas. For Aviva, this medium was a ‘coming home.’ For us, as viewers of her art, we are particularly fond of her use of vibrant colors!

Lemons | Aviva D. Sasson 24″x18″ oil on canvas, framed $500

Living in the subtropical savanna of south Florida, Aviva is able to paint outdoors every week of the year, often with her teacher, Bob Gross, and his plein air group in western Broward County. Aviva’s paintings capture a vibrance that only the light of south Florida offers, and she does it in a bold and distinctive way! This is happy art! #artsaves