Friday, August 12, 2016

Leaves on Scarves and Trees in Watches

“I feel, I find, I felt, I dye, I stitch fine fibers, creating layers of textures as new expressions. Viscerally expressing nature as fiber artwork - I call it TEXTUALITY!” - Amy Hemphill Dove

Amy Dove
Amy Hemphill Dove is a fiber artist and a graduate in Textile Design from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, relocating to Florida in 2010.  Her botanical printed silks are created by layering prepared natural silk with the leaves, flowers and buds of various local plants.  The silk and plant material are bundled together, tightly bound and steamed.  This process creates a permanent transfer of pigment from the leaves to the silk. 

This is a collection of silk charmeuse hybrid eco dyed/printed scarves. The color of the leaves and botanicals is from the actual plants and the background colors are dyed with professional grade acid dyes. All are colorfast and hand washable. Sizes are very generous, approx 14" x 84".

Amy's scarves are now available from Amiro Art + Design

Lyn Asselta
Also featured this month is pastel artist, Lyn Asselta. Lyn’s landscapes have been described as expressive, evocative and timeless. Her paintings are inspired by the environment around her, both natural and manmade, but she is particularly drawn to images that relay a sense of solitude and strength. A feature artist of the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Pastel Journal, her work graced the cover. 

Award winning members of the St Augustine Camera Club Annual Juried Member Shows will be among the pictures on display at Amiro Art + Design this month.  The Saint Augustine Camera Club (SACC), founded September 2010, is dedicated to providing members with educational information and enjoyable activities in the field of photography. The club meets the third Thursday of each month at the Watson Realty Office on US 1 South at 6 pm. The club web site is

Kay Wells - SACC

Artist Linda Cross paints tiny Florida landscapes inside pocket watches, creating a unique and…timeless art!  These miniatures are executed in the Florida Highwaymen style, and make the perfect gift!  Available at Amiro Art & Found

Linda Cross

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