Original Art by Local Artists


Joanne McLaren

Artist Joanne Mclaren creates abstract and contemporary paintings in acrylic, pastel, and watercolor.

 Inspired by the beauty of the southeast, I create seascape and landscape paintings that capture the movement and color found in the area. Plein Air painting is my new love, and you will find me painting outdoors with groups along the coast. 

Art Escape Gallery Owner


Susan Inglese

Artist Susan Inglese creates paintings in Watercolor and Acrylic 

I use different mediums, such as watercolor, and acrylics. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style of original art.


Sheila Sullivan

Artist Sheila Sullivan  designers. wire and beaded jewelry.  She also is a painter, working with acrylic.


Nancy H. Rose

Local Mixed Media Artist 


Keith Johnson

  Keith is an award-winning watercolor painter who does most paintings en plein air.


Doreen Decapua

Local Alcohol Ink Artist 


Melissa ErlenBach

Modern Artifact Jewelry

Vitreous Enamel Wall Art


Kathleen Hartman

Welcome to my art journey of watercolor, pastel, oil, and graphite


Raven Skye McDonough

Redefining the art of mixed-media and collage.


Isabelle Eaton



Jessica D'Antonio

Local Jewelry Designer 


Joan H. Orphanos

Pottery Designer 


Nancy VanTassell

Wire weaving Jewelry Designer

Pottery & Glass Designer

Retsy Lauer

Pottery & Glass Designer


Barbara Archer Baldwin

Barbara Archer-Baldwin, PSA :  Internationally  known for her pastel paintings, she has also illustrated, in pen and ink, several published books and periodicals, and occasionally works in oil, acrylic. She has written one published book of Pastel Lessons.

Painting pastels is her passion, teaching about them is her mission.

Professional Memberships: Pastel Society of America, Signature Member. Women Painters of the Southeast, Pastel Societies: Colorado, Tampa Bay, West Coast, Founder/President of the Left Coast Pastel Painters Society, Venice Florida.

Schooling: Rhode Island School of Design, Philadelphia College Art, and Temple’s Tyler School of Fine Arts.

She has many awards, both national and local, to her credit,  juried acceptances into many national and international shows.


John E. Baldwin


Our natural world is full of color, textures, motion, dimension and amazing lighting.   My goal is to capture the beauty in those fleeting moments and present them in a pleasing composition.  


Heather Arenas

I am a full-time artist living in North Port, Florida. Much of my work is derived from experiences on my travels across the US and abroad. I love meeting new people and experiencing their culture even if only for a few days. I try to share the feelings I had in the form of light, shadow and gesture.


Barbara Gernat

I moved from watercolors to acrylics then oils.  Although I continue to work in all media, I predominately paint with oils. I paint what moves me.  I am a shadow/light painter, a colorist, an expressionist, a studio painter, a plein air painter, a realist, an abstracter ....  a bit of a schizophrenic (?).   My choice of media and style are based on my reaction to a subject matter.  When I observe something that creates a 'wow' in me, I paint it.  I hope to invoke a'wow' response from my viewers.

I learn something new every time I study others' works as well as every time I pick up a brush or drawing tool.  Blue Rooster Studio is in my home in Venice, Florida.  


Peg Normandin

 I create each quilt in my studio starting with design, fabric selection, piecing, and culminating with completion on my long arm sewing machine. Throughout every step of the way I pay attention to each detail! My artistic sense, passion for the process of quilting, and attention to detail creates quilts to add a touch of something unique and special to your home.


Amy Weber

Amy Weber creates beautiful ceramic pieces and oil paintings.

My artwork is a reflection of the beauty I observe everyday in nature. It is a statement of how mankind needs to preserve our environment and take heed to his footsteps that are left.

Terry Andrews

A native Floridian from the Tampa area, Terry Andrews pursued a career in music through 1994. Always having an interest in glass, he began to dabble with the medium first through blown glass and lamp work glass, creating large, flat and carved glass sculptures. His most recent work has evolved to include the use of copper and fused glass. The fusing happens in a kiln, then the fused pieces are used as accents on the formed, cut and welded copper structures. Some are decorated with lamp work glass to create more whimsical treasures.


Julie Gauthier

Glass Artist