Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cindy Wilson - Views of St Augustine in Batik coming for First Friday April 7th.

Cindy Wilson brings her Views of St Augustine to Amiro Art & Found

After a 30-year career as an award winning graphic artist and owner of a full-service design and advertising firm Cindy retired in Dec. 2013. Cindy now works most days in her studio, experimenting with wax and dyes. The transition from a graphic artist to a batik artist is less of a leap than one might think, batiks are very graphic, images must be broken down into shapes and colors, and the process of creating colors through a series of dipping the cloth into multiple colored dye baths takes a lot of thought and planning. It’s the kind of analytical thinking done constantly by a graphic artist.

Cindy says "This small collection of batiks was born out of a request to create a batik of St. Augustine for my son’s wedding invitation. As I spent time wandering the streets and waterfront, I looked for less told perspectives of this beautiful city.  Even as I focused on the architecture, the natural world competed for my attention.  In these final landscapes, nature ends up dominating the compositions, with bits of the town peeking through. 

It's hard to take this girl out of the woods."

Join Cindy and other Amiro Art & Found Artists at our gallery
  First Friday Artwalk
 April 7th
5pm - 9pm

Thursday, March 2, 2017

First Friday Artwalk - March brings new art to Amiro!


Amiro welcomes Susan Icove to our gallery.  Susan creates three-dimensional collages to form the body of each lamp or candlestick. Ordinary household objects reappear in surprising, delightful, and sometimes hilarious ways.

Each lamp has a theme, and every component is significant. Susan may try thousands of different combinations of components, taking parts on and off repeatedly, before she finds the arrangement that works.

Susan finds lamp parts by searching junkyards, thrift stores, and yards sales- and even by dumpster diving! Once she has completed the base, she then creates a lampshade uniquely suited to it, using a variety of techniques, including drawing, collaged paper, and fabric.


Emma Greenhill was born and educated in the South of England studying Art and Design in college.
She has always had a love of all things artistic and has been encouraged to pursue her own style by an eclectic family upbringing. Her artwork has ebbed and flowed over the years depending on life circumstances. Her work is currently influenced by the huge amount of inner strength that women possess, often hidden until tough times hit. 

Emma celebrates being a two time cancer survivor and is continually overawed by the wonderful brave women she has met on her journey.  She currently resides in Fleming Island, FL with her husband and together they share a beautiful family of six children. 

She also teaches fun art classes at Bottle and Bottega in Jacksonville.