Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
39 BEACH LAGOON ROAD
Amelia Island, Florida 32034

Meet the Artists

Cocktails and Canvases Featured Artists

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2017 Cocktails + Canvases Artists

 

 

casey matthews

Casey Matthews

Casey Matthews creates rich paintings with multi-media surfaces that are both visually intriguing, fluid and full of energy. They incorporate expressive color, movement, and strong elements of design.  The work combines emotional content, observation, technique, exploration, and reinvention. She has developed a series of gestures and marks that make up a unique visual language.  It is a vague form of communication in an attempt to achieve tension, balance and beauty.  From a distance, her works impose a singular statement of color, composition and tone; viewed closely, they suggest a complex narrative that is multi-hued and textured. 

“My creativity begins with a constant state of awareness and appreciation for everything around me.  I am always noticing patterns in nature and the way inanimate objects and shapes harmonize with each other.  I’m inspired by color, how colors interact and react with each other, motion, flow, and organic repetition. My work is intuitive and process driven. I enjoy the drips and splatters – and the journey they inspire.”

Casey lives and works on Amelia Island, Florida



Ginny Foxworth

Ginny Foxworth - Fernandina Clay

Fernandina Clay is a family-operated pottery business based in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Ginny handles most of the day-to-day tasks in the studio including throwing and trimming pots, carving prints, and keeping the books. Fernandina Clay is a small batch ceramic studio, making pottery and prints that celebrate coastal life. Working in two week cycles: throwing pots, altering and trimming our pots, and glazing our work before firing it. They make individual pieces and small sets of work that are in the same “family”. Every pot is one of a kind. Each piece starts with a lump of porcelain/stoneware clay. It is hand-thrown on a wheel or sculpted into a finished piece. The sets of bowls, cups, mugs, or plates are made to be similar in shape, size, and color, but each piece has its own individual markings which are part of the process of making pots by hand. Because of how they work, they constantly rotate the shapes and glazes of our pots. Fernandina Clay also specializes in lino-cut prints. Images are drawn onto blocks of linoleum, and the relief of the design is carved out of the block. The blocks are then inked and printed by hand onto paper. The linoleum begins to degrade after a few rounds of printing and new designs are continually being added.

They believe life is a miracle and we make art for people who want to live with their eyes and hearts open. The beautiful setting of Amelia Island offers limitless inspiration for us, our neighbors, and visitors. The prints pay homage to the beauty of the natural world and for the pleasure of those who are entrenched in its exploration and wonder. The pots are made for those who want to slow down and notice the details that make life precious. They are for people who will drink coffee from our mugs and notice the details of a finger dragged across the lip, or feel a handle pulled by another human hand. Also, for those who will share meals with friends and family, eating the bounty of the earth from our plates and bowls, because they know a meal can be a life-changing experience. We know our vases will hold wildflowers, will stand as empty reminders, or will be filled to commemorate anniversaries or tragedies. We make pots for visitors to this island to take home with them, beckoning them to return, because they share a part in this place too. We make art for people who believe we are all connected in our humanity and for those who know there is beauty in the most mundane of things.