Working with My Favorite Art Place enables you to have a variety of artwork to create a work environment that builds corporate culture and communicates your brand. Or, if you’re decorating your home – we have a wide selection for you as well! We have a variety of resources to accomplish this. One of our favorites is by using art from many different artists. Here is a look at just some of our favorite artists. Originals or giclee’s on many types of materials. We hope you’ll enjoy perusing our gallery.
We add life and energy to your space allowing you to enjoy a variety of styles and type of artwork. We are especially proud of the artists with whom we partner to provide you with high-quality pieces. Be they custom or inventory pieces, originals or giclees (for our 2D artists), you can be sure that we will deliver art pieces consistent with your vision.
Scott was an Abstract Surrealist artist who used digital and mixed media techniques to create unique, colorful, innovative and mesmerizing abstract artwork for your home or workplace. Much of Scott’s artwork contains glass-like objects. These reflect, refract and transmit light and color, creating beautiful works of art. Scott likens the glass-like objects, sometimes spheres, cubes, pyramids or other shapes, to the human spirit. The human spirit reflects, refracts, transmits and adds to the world around him.
Click on the image to the left to see examples of his work. Find more at www.Menaul-Art.com. Many of the pieces can be adjusted to custom size to fit your space. Contact My Favorite Art Place about having his work included in your project.
Lisa Martin Smallwood (AKA Liasi ) a native from Philadelphia Pennsylvania currently resides in Tampa Florida, where she is following her ambitions as a Visual Artist. Liasi had been influenced early in life by listening to iconic jazz singers and musician Her father Dowell Smallwood was a professional jazz drummer who played with; Johnny Styles and the Manhattans in the 1960’s. and her mother Pauline had the grace of a beautiful Aria Songstress.
Liasi began her journey at a very early age attending various art programs in Philadelphia. She attended the Philadelphia for Creative and Performing Arts High School, Penn State, The e Philadelphia Community College Arts Program and The Fine Arts Academy in Lansdowne Pennsylvania. In 2017 Liasi had the opportunity to attend the Carrie Stuart Parks Forensic School of Art held in Nashville Tennessee at the Federal Building of investigation. There she earned a certificate for Composite Sketch Artist for Law enforcement which allowed her to use her innate ability and artistic skills to work with victims of crime along with the interview process.
While residing in Southern California from 2016 – 2018, Liasi picked up the trade as a custom picture framer for Four Stix Picture Framing. She also joined the Southern California Pastel Society for which she was influenced by a colleague who provided Liasi with Pastel classes at the Manhattan Arts Cultural Center, in Manhattan Beach California.
Currently living in Tampa Bay Liasi has participated in various showings of her Iconic Jazz Collection as well as painting a Live performances. She views life as a “Palate of Colors.” To see more, visit her website: https://liasicreations.com or contact My Favorite Art Place
I always wanted to be an artist and was my happiest when I was drawing. Even as a child, I was capturing my life experiences, like my brother practicing his accordion lessons (which I know he absolutely hated).
And, it was this very same brother who encouraged me to go to college. That big step would later open doors for me in local ad agencies then in major corporations. Who would have thought that this kid from Trenton, NJ would be sought after by corporate recruiters, relocated several times, and traveling throughout the US and abroad.
When that chapter in my life concluded, the next was ready to begin. It was time to tell the story of my life through my art and I began my business, Florida Pastels LLC.
With all that is happening in the world today, it has elevated my sense of awareness of some of the ordinary things in life that you might easily overlook. I’m never without my iPhone ready to capture those moments that might become a painting. It could be that sunlit empty park bench that hasn’t seen its usual visitors, or the father and son walking side by side with fishing poles in hand reminiscent of days when life seemed so much simpler.
I enjoy working in both pastel and acrylic but have recently concentrated more on my body of work in pastel. It’s important to every subject I paint to give it the respect it deserves and show the viewer what I saw and feel what I felt.
Most of my paintings begin very abstractly beginning with the large shapes, then smaller shapes within them, always looking for the light that tells the story of what urged me to paint this in the first place. Because of my foundation of working in acrylic, primarily abstractly, I often under paint my pastels. I also often use black UArt paper which immediately establishes the dark darks.
My head begins to sort out the technical elements of composition knowing it’s important to leave out as much as to put in. Less is more. Without emotion the painting can remain technically sound. That’s when my heart takes over. How did I feel when I stopped to take the photo reference for this painting? Was I surprised, saddened, delighted so much so that I couldn’t wait to express that emotion in my next painting?
All of my life experiences up to this point prepared me for this day. In the creative process, time stands still. The scary and uncertain things in life can be put aside for a while. It’s only me, my story, and the need to paint it into life.
Click on the image to the left to see examples of her work. Find more at www.LorrainePotocki.com. Many of these Originals are available or can be created in any size as giclees. Contact the artist or My Favorite Art Place about having her work included in your project.
I have recently concluded a rewarding professional career as a Registered Nurse for 40 years. Along my journey, Art has always been my passion and now I am able to pursue my inner creative dream. I uses oil paints as my medium.
Please relax and enjoy my work. And, if by chance, one of them captures an interest and you are considering “making a home” for my painting, please contact My Favorite Art Place discuss.
To see more, click on the link to the left.
Karen Baker is an award-winning landscape and floral artist well known for her prolific Poppy Series. This stunning collection of original artwork catalogs over 160 images depicting vibrant red perennials in sweeping fields, informal garden settings, and close-up “portrait” studies.
Her work has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, Pastel Journal, and Tampa Bay Magazine. She holds signature membership with Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of America, and Pastel Society of Tampa Bay. She owned and operated a fine art gallery in southern Vermont before moving to Florida, where she also teaches art classes and workshops through Dunedin Fine Art Center and the Morean Art Center in St. Petersburg. Her paintings hang in private collections throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan.
Contact the artist through www.ThePoppyPaintings.com or My Favorite Art Place about having her artwork included in your project.
Leslie Joy Originals
It’s easy to be swept away with enthusiasm in the company of Leslie Joy Ickowitz. She possesses a passionate spirit devoted to exploring possibilities and her unique perspectives are appreciated in many circles. Leslie is a photojournalist and art photographer, and the founder of VERTICAL Tampa Bay magazine—a celebration of local treasures designed to uplift our community.
Click on the image to the left to see examples of her work. Find more at LeslieJoyOriginal.com. Contact the artist or My Favorite Art Place about having her work included in your project.
Heather Rippert is a Master Painter, Award Winning, Internationally Exhibited Fine Artist and Watercolorist, Specializing in Coastal Landscapes.
Heather Rippert has been painting and drawing from the time she could hold a pencil. Growing up an only child, she discovered a magical world to disappear into every time she picked up art supplies. Her high school art teacher and mentor, Michael Mulhern, was instrumental in her artistic development and love of watercolor. She received a BFA from Maryland, Institute, College of Art. While there, she was hand picked to attend a semester abroad at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland where she delved into printmaking and black and white photography.
Her love of water media was re-ignited in 2007, as she painted coastal landscapes of the Jersey shore informing her decision to relocate to Florida in 2010. Her masterful and sensitive watercolors explore the vast beauty of the natural world emphasizing light and mood. Rippert is continually selected for exhibitions like art expo NYC and Las Vegas, has won Creative Loafing Best Local Visual Artist in Tampa Bay, is a member of the Florida Watercolor Society, The American Watercolor Society, and has been featured on Great Day Tampa Bay Live. She Dreams in Watercolor day and night.
Click on the image to see more of her beautiful artwork.
Additional art pieces can be seen at www.HeatherRippert.com
Many of these Originals are available or can be created in any size as giclees. Contact the artist or My Favorite Art Place about having her work included in your project. She gladly welcomes commissions.
Cindy Allbritton is a local artist who is passionate about painting. A South Tampa semi-native , she is often inspired by local Florida landscapes. Color, texture and complexity of a subject often capture her attention. She attended USF where she studied painting, drawing and sculpture. Cindy has 20 years experience showing artwork at local venues. Her artwork is also available as giclee prints, canvas prints, and she will accept commissioned work.
Click on the image to the left to see examples of her work. Find more at www.CindyAllbritton.com. Contact the artist or My Favorite Art Place about having her work included in your project.
Kate Gausche – Chroma Studio
My name is Kate. I’m an artist living in sunny St Petersburg, FL with my husband and our sweet puppy, Milo. Chroma Studio is an art fabrication space where we design and make wall art, sculptures, decor and more. We specialize in creating contemporary, yet organic pieces for both private and public spaces.
Click on the image to the left to see examples of her work. Find more at www.ShopChromaStudio.com. Contact the artist or My Favorite Art Place about having her work included in your project.
Lynne is an accomplished professional artist whose career spans over 25 years. Although she has had the pleasure of traveling the country painting artistic creations that include one-of-a-kind signs, illustrations, designs, restaurant murals and artwork, Lynne can now be found working out of her studio located in the historic Old Northwest section of Largo, FL. She also creates on location, and her masterpiece murals and paintings can be found throughout Belleair and the surrounding areas. Click on the image to the left to see more of her work. To include her in your project, visit http://lynneparrish.com/ or ask at My Favorite Art Place.
Candy Schultheis , originally from Rhode Island, now lives in Dunedin and has her studio in downtown Dunedin. Her love for art began while working in her father’s photography studio, in the darkroom and in the art room retouching photos. When introduced to a professor from the Rhode Island School of Design she took up oil painting. Over the years her curiosity brought her to other mediums, such as pastel, acrylics and mixed media. When introduced to Intuitive Painting the whole direction of her work changed and became a joy based work rather than a technical work. Her favorite thing to tell her students at the Dunedin Fine Art Center is, “It’s just paint. Paint for the joy!”
Ms Schultheis has won many awards from several Best of Shows to honorable mention at Martini’s and Matisse. She also has several public art works such as electrical boxes and painted sculptures.
Click on the image to the left to see examples of her work. Find more at http://www.candyschultheis.com/. Contact the artist or My Favorite Art Place about having her work included in your project.
Artist and Poet. Oil and acrylics on canvas. Digital art. Abstract Expressionism to Impressionism. Trending towards Narrative Impressionism combining both art and poetry.
My life’s journey includes practicing law, being a law enforcement officer, volunteer fireman, entrepreneur, pioneer in the sustainable/organic food industry, artist, poet and more. My work as an artist and poet is the sum total of my life’s journey. Beneath the skin, we all the same. Who we are in life is different. There are no duplicates. As a Poet, my reason for writing is to help us reflect, understand and, ultimately, feel our humanity. As an artist, I want to paint my poetry. Art and poetry combined gives a richer experience of the words and visual, triggering the imagination and leading us to an emotional journey.
Click on the image to the left to see examples of his work. Many of these Originals are available or can be created in any size as giclees. Contact the artist (www.percykleinops.com) or My Favorite Art Place about having his work included in your project.
As a child, I was drawn into the world of visual storytelling by 20th century illustrators such as N.C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle. My influences broadened to painters like Degas, Sargent and Sorolla. My theatre studies taught me the power of body language, the drama of lighting, informing my work as I paint the stories of people in portraits and landscapes as intimate as a thought, a wish, a memory.
My camera first documents the physical. Then in my studio, with charcoal, canvas and oil paint, I attempt to unveil that quality that urged me to take the picture. I listen for silent voices in the stillness of a pose, the nuance of a gesture or colors that quiet the mind. Then I begin.
Like the Big Bang, beginnings have energy, and with the first strokes, the first colors anything is possible. I rush to cover the emptiness with first impressions. Laying out a palette of seven colors and white, I mix from scratch, not relying on premixed colors. My brush on canvas finds its rhythm.
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas
Click on the image to the left to see examples of her work. Find more at https://www.suzanneelizabethmurphy.com. Many of these Originals are available or can be created in any size as giclees. Contact the artist or My Favorite Art Place about having her work included in your project.
Tony Guinn is a very active photographer who views the world from many different angles, typically the view when hanging out of an airplane. His images for his “Water” collection include a mix of aerial and terrestrial including many of the Salt Ponds in Puerto Rico pre Irma.
Click on the image to the left to see examples of his work. Many of the pieces can be adjusted to custom size to fit your space. Contact My Favorite Art Place about having his work included in your project.
Dacota Maphis / Visual Artist
Born in Greenville South Carolina, Dacota Maphis is an award-winning artist living for and creating art daily in Clearwater Florida. She works in several mediums including Photography, Acrylic, Fashion Design and her favorite Digital Art. Whatever medium she is working it has a flavor of surreal or impressionistic or abstract with it core being to inspire people to love, think and at best smile. To see more of her work click on the image to the left.
If you are interested in including work from Dacota, visit her website at http://www.iartdacota.com/ or contact My Favorite Art Place. Many of these pieces are available as giclees on paper or canvas in any size.
Paul Clifford is a photographer who is more interested in showing the interplay of light, shadow and color in images than in realism. His photographs often take on an abstract, surrealistic or painterly quality whether he is photographing in a natural or urban setting or in a studio. His work has been exhibited at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre through a juried competition, and at several art exhibits in Florida and Texas. His photographs currently are being featured at the Holder Dane Gallery in Grapevine, Texas.
Click on the image to the left to see examples of his work. Many of the pieces can be adjusted to custom size to fit your space. To see more, visit his site at: www.surrealphotoart.com.
Contact My Favorite Art Place or the artist about having his work included in your project.
Rochman was a contemporary artist whose view of the modern world was through the eyes of a romantic, classical Spanish or Roman artist. He believed in a simple world, devoid of hate, prejudice and greed. He believed in simple joys – women, music and nature – and these are central themes in all his work.
Click on the image to the left to see examples of his work. Find more at www.MiltonRochmanArtist.com. Many of these pieces as Originals are available, or can be created as giclees in any size. Contact My Favorite Art Place about having his work included in your project.