Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Waiting for Fall - Coming in September at Amiro Galleries


It's been a hot summer, and we're waiting for the cooler breezes and longer nights.  Check out what we have for you as we welcome September at Amiro Galleries.


It's been a busy month for the amazing Lyn Asselta!  As well as hosting art workshops in Ann Arbor, her painting, "Night Cloud" will soon be on its way to Suzhou, China for the 2nd Biennial International Pastel Exhibition sponsored by the China Pastel Network and the Ming Gallery of Art.  The exhibition which will hang in the Ming Gallery of Art from October 22nd - November 22nd, and then will continue on to tour China for the coming year.  We have a wonderful selection of Lyn's work here at the Amiro Art + Design, including the above work 'Guardian', so be sure to stop by and see us.



We have new fabric art from Amy Hemphill Dove.  Her scarves are patterned by organic dyes within the leaves and foliage. Amy says:

"My 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. I then take this process a step further by adding permanent professional grade protein dyes to the background adding extraordinary color and pattern to the botanical prints."

Light and ethereal, the scarves are the perfect thing for autumn strolls through the old city.  Available in a number of different colors and patterns, from bold and bright to subtle and subdued, there is one waiting just for you.

We are excited to host the St Augustine Camera Club.  This juried show features the very best of our local photographic talent,  covering a host of subjects, both near and far.  From abstract to landscape, studio to wildlife, there will be something here to excite the imagination and inspire the shutterbug in you.




At Amrio Art & Found, we feature RoAnn Elias.
RoAnn Elias is a Florida contemporary painter of acrylic and mixed media pieces. Her interest in art began as a young child when she fell in love with the colorful tissue paper art of a favorite children’s book. The layering of transparent color and the use of different textures are what still inspire her to bring these elements to her often realistic works of art. RoAnn studied art and design at Santa Monica College in California and Georgia State. She also had the opportunity to study with nationally known figurative sculptors in the Atlanta area and in Loveland, Colorado. 


RoAnn Elias


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 www.saintaugustinecameraclub.com

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