I began doing art work when I retired. My paintings in oil consist of abstracts with heavy paint that is enough to be almost considered 3-D and landscapes that more recently are barebones concepts of trees or their skeletons in an abstract environment. I have began using old CDs and acrylic paint to make 3-D images on canvass. I am also doing small (about 5″ x 5″ x 5″) glass sculptures in abstract shapes and colors. As ideas and images come to my mind making them into something reduces time to a nonentity.
I work in a loose and vibrant style using pastels, charcoal, acrylics and oils in unexpected ways that focuses on the personality and energy of the subject. Color, form, and line tell a story that pushes beyond traditional portraits or representational paintings. The symbols and metaphors used spark curiosity and explore what it means to be human. Influences include Gaugin, Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keefe. Inspirations include people, nature and concepts of hope, change and power. My work is in private collections all over the world.
Justin Groom is an illustrator and painter, and one half of Leafmore Studios – formed in 2022 with his partner, artist Becca McCoy.
Justin had early career success with a breakout underground comic book BIOHAZARD, released in 1990 and edited by Allen Shevy who also hired Justin as an illustrator and collaborator for industry periodical WORLD OF FANDOM. Justin was a fixture in the Tampa, Florida mid-90s nightclub scene creating murals, Trompe l’oeils, and structural / 3D installations. After a corporate-hiatus, Justin returned to full-time art in 2019 with work that includes fine art, commissions, and logo and product designs, exhibiting in Florida and Georgia, appearing at comic-cons, and vending at artist markets.
He possesses a singular, recognizable aesthetic throughout all his work while maintaining versatility in content. He is equally proficient in pen and ink as he is digital render, and in subject matter from the gory to the whimsical. His inspirations include HEAVY METAL and Moebius, current events and trends, and nostalgia. Learn more at leafmorestudios.com.
Becca McCoy is a multi-disciplinary artist and one half of Leafmore Studios – formed in 2022 with her partner, artist Justin Groom.
Becca exhibits in photography and painting. Her primary medium is photography and she specializes in nature and travel. Her photo travelogue, THE YEAR OF EXTRAORDINARY TRAVEL was published in 2021 by The St. Petersburg Press. As a painter, she is self-taught and gravitates to a folk-art style with emphasis on texture and bold color palettes. As a fine arts craftsperson, she creates art from art, best exemplified by her photo quilts – a traditional quilt square created from hand-cut photo prints.
She aims to capture the feeling of seeing something for the first time in her work across all mediums. She is inspired by the ability to find beauty in everything. Learn more at leafmorestudios.com.
Becca is also an award-winning actor and singer with over 20 years professional experience on stage and screen. Learn more at beccamccoy.com.
Laura Shull is a working artist living in the metro Atlanta area. She specializes in oil painted portraits and figurative work featuring women dressed in historical costuming which Laura creates herself. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kennesaw State University in 2014 and has since then been exhibiting her work locally and in various shows around the Southeast.
She is currently working on original oil paintings, selling to private collectors, creating commissioned pieces, and selling prints of her work online. On most days she can be found working in her studio or hanging out with her cat, Mister Otis, in their little farm house.
Shellton LaBron Tremble was born in Georgia. He is a conceptual and abstract artist who works in all mediums and imagery. Shellton has lived mostly in the Southeast, including Florida and South Carolina. As a child, Shellton questioned his mother on why he could not draw like his brother (or paint as she did), so she said to him, “You won’t know until you try.” From there his interest sparked, skills blossomed, and self – instruction began.
Shellton has a wide range of creations from imagery to stylized art. His work is energetic and colorful! Most of his paintings are texturized or embossed. His work is very conceptual with a blend of surrealism and abstract motifs. He believes in producing works that are highly inspiring and visually provoking on canvas and wood. Shellton’s theme is “Passion, Power, and Perpetuity”!
Fern Cook: Horticulturist, Creative Mind, Songwriter, Owner/operator of an Atlanta based landscape design>install firm Shady Grove Landscape Company, Inc.,
Redd Fern Art, launched 2019, embodies the heart and soul of Fern Cook. Begun as ‘thank you gifts’ for our landscape clients, these works of Outdoor Art offer color, polish and shine to your outdoor living rooms. Two unique and decorative product lines are currently offered; Paintings and Hanging Planters.
Paintings on metal canvas with an aluminum frame and metal/glass paints have been tested on fences, trees and home exteriors for three years with no loss of quality or rust. The abstract composition allows for viewer interpretation. The magnetic property allows for customization with house numbers and/or verbiage. Adding vinyl lettering and/or company logo creates an dazzling, memorable sign for your business. Available in sizes 12″x12″ or 24″x24″ Custom sizes, colors and graphics available. ReddFernArt@gmail.com
Hanging Planters incorporate thrift store treasures, natural objects and plants. Born from boredom with traditional hanging plant options, this medium combines Fern’s love for plants, upcycling, and treasure hunting. Commissions available for your porch or interior.
Water Oak Glass Artist, Dana Helton has been creating Stained Glass Art using Tiffany and Old World methods since 2001. My passion for horses had taken many twists and turns over the years and developed into breeding horses. In 2001, while awaiting the birth of my first foal, I began lessons with a local glass artist. I was HOOKED! I continued lessons working my way into an apprenticeship for 3 years.
My passion for horses, horse breeding and stained glass is still a large part of my daily life. I have continued my education in glass by learning to fused glass to create jewelry pieces since 2016. Most recently I have been creating Lanterns, Mosaics and functional Art.
I enjoy all types of Art including Whimsical, Elegant, Industrial, Contemporary, Garden Art to Pet Portraits.
Let’s get together and CREATE SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU SMILE.