Painting Artists2021-11-01T18:55:56+00:00

Painting Artists

Billy Solitario

Artist Profile Billy Solitario was born in Manhattan Beach, California in 1972. His family then moved to Gautier, Mississippi located on the Gulf of Mexico. In 1994, Billygraduated from the University of South Florida with a B.F.A. in painting. After graduation he moved to New

Bobby Walters

Artist Profile Watercolor Artist I began painting at around age 15, with a lot of encouragement from my Mother. At age 17 she enrolled me in a class taught by Prof Charles Ambrose from our local university (The University of Southern Mississippi) The class

Bruce Seabolt

Artist Profile Bruce Seabolt is a resident artist of Ocean Springs. His paintings depict the life and scenes of Mississippi and the Gulf Coast in general. They have won awards from the Ocean Springs Art Association Exhibitions as well as the Singing River Art Association

Carlana Lane

Artist Profile Carlana Lane grew up in New Orleans and spent summers with her grandparents on their farm in Ocean Springs. Her first career was as an English Teacher, but has always enjoyed visiting museums and galleries in her extensive travels in this

Curtis Jaunsen

Artist Profile Realist painter Curtis Stewart Jaunsen was raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  He attended  the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was awarded both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Architecture. For many years, Curtis worked as both an architect and an artist, moving

Dale Rayburn

Artist Profile Individuals shaped and molded by life’s joys as well as trials-individuals characterized by their permanence, by their ability to endure-it is these individuals who inhabit the artistic world of Dale Rayburn’s paintings and etchings. Although the artistic world inhabited by these

Dot Courson

Artist Profile She cannot remember a time when art was not a part of her life… Now Dot Courson is a full-time artist whose award winning paintings can be found in fine art collectors all over the US and abroad. In 2014 Dot has been asked to

Faith Williston

Artist Profile BFA Auburn University Faith graduated from Auburn in 1983. After graduation she spent the next twenty years traveling the country with her husband and three sons. She and her family have settled here in Ocean Springs. Faith uses her talent by

Frank Janca

Artist Profile Frank Janca. is a modern—day master in the truest sense. His impressionist canvases display an emulation of the Baroque and Renaissance Masters married with a refined individual style. Janca insists on personal involvement in every aspect of his paintings. Dissatisfied with

Glinda Schafer

Artist Profile A longtime resident of New Orleans, multi-award-winning, representational artist Glinda Schafer has fallen in love with the beauty of the surrounding marshlands and landscapes. A love of water has always been a major source of inspiration and a recurring theme in

Harriett Lenoir

Artist Profile I was born in the Mississippi Delta and spent my youth in a small city bordered by two rivers that run in opposite directions, Greenwood. Most of my life has been spent in the Mississippi Delta, the Jackson area and the

Jerry Mauldin

Artist Profile Born: February 5, 1945 in Northeast Texas.  I spent most of my life in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and have since retired in Biloxi, MS, with my wife, Belinda, who is from Ocean Springs, MS.  I believe I have been blessed

Joyce Bradley

Artist Profile My Pieces use a loose approach, colorful palette, and a depth of perspective-allowing viewers to be drawn into the painting. I’m equally comfortable painting landscape, seascapes, or abstract expressionism. Raised in Mississippi, one of two children, it was there I first

Juliette Vos

Artist Profile Although my paintings are representational, they are often not literal translations of their subject matter. The subject can also be a metaphor for an emotion or memory from my own particular and distinctive experience as a woman – wife, mother as

Linda Dragonette

Artist Profile I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but moved with my family when I was five years old to Miami, Florida. What a great place to grow up and come of age. “I remember my very first day in school, the teacher

Lolita Dickinson

Artist Profile Pottery by Lolita Dickinson is individually hand built using pieces of clay, and stamped with organic and inorganic materials and then meld together to form interesting shapes. Materials vary from lichen, tree bark, fern, and old buttons to modern stamps. In addition, drawing,

Melinda Gandy

Artist Profile  Fascination With Light Against Dark “I was born and raised in the Gulf South.  We wrote the book on summer:  crushing humidity that plumps our wrinkles and keeps us good-lookin’ past our time; billions of bugs that attract an amazing diversity

Michele Usibelli

Artist Profile Like all artists, I feel like I was born to create and was drawn to art from as early as I can remember. After earning my degree in architecture from the University of Washington, I combined my professional life with my

Phil Sandusky

Artist Profile Plein Air Artist Phil Sandusky is a nationally renowned plein air impressionist landscape and cityscape painter who has had more than 30 solo exhibitions in New Orleans and across the country. Though he is also an accomplished portrait and figure painter,

Robert Burridge

Artist Profile 1943, I was born… in a small farm community near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I spent my childhood with both parents and four brothers. I was the middle child. My farm chores consisted of the usual daily stuff for kids: Feed the 500

Sandra Halat

Artist Profile EDUCATION: University of North Carolina MFA and BFA (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking) Vermont Studio Center, Arrowmont Arts and Craft, University of Tennessee. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Adjunct Professor High Point University NC, Adjunct Professor University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Sherry Phillips Carlson

Artist Profile Sherry grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi where she was encouraged by family and teachers to pursue a career in art. After studies and a degree in graphic design from USM and UAH, she worked in the printing and magazine industry, then on

Stig Marcussen

Artist Profile Stig has been a professional, dedicated artist creating original works in pen and ink and watercolors for over 20 years. His prints are some of the most popular works at festivals, and when he sells his watercolor prints he hand paints each

Valerie Winn

Artist Profile Artist & Writer Valerie Winn of Gautier is an artist and writer. A former high school teacher of art and journalism, she has written and edited for several Mississippi newspapers. As a freelancer, she has published art-related articles in regional magazines.

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