Photography by Brown
Will Brown is a Florida Native who was raised in Lakeland, and developed a love for photography at the young age of nine when his mother gave him his first camera. Will’s photography captures the natural beauty of the environment many overlook in everyday life. He has been professionally photographing nature for over a decade.
Will is also an accomplished artist that has mastered a Prisma color drawing technique that commands the attention of the astute collector. Hundreds of hours are dedicated to these drawings that capture the beauty of natural Florida Habitat utilizing photography.
His work has been displayed at the Bartow Wildlife Museum, Downtown Art and Frame Lakeland, Polk State College, and the homes of private collectors.
was raised in a small town in Ohio, surrounded by music and the arts. She began to draw, play guitar, sing and dance at an early age.
After receiving an AA in Visual Communications from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Cherree completed her BA in Drawing and Painting at the University of Pittsburgh.
Cherree ‘s medium is dry brush monochromatic, surrealism. Her work is in a scale of 40’’ x 32’’ as well as 22.5’’ x 30’’ two dimensional on acid free paper. Using her photography as a cross-reference to work from.
Some of her group exhibitions include the Society of the Four Arts- Palm Beach, Fl. Orlando Museum of Arts and Science (Orlando, FL.) Maitland Museum of the Arts (Maitland FL.) Terrace Gallery in the Orlando City Hall, which she was asked to exhibit her work throughout the building. S.E. Feiman Fine Arts LTD in Solo New York and just recent SNAP! Director/Owner Patrick and Holly Kahn Downtown Orlando and Reef Gallery Owner/ Bruce Elliot Key Largo, Florida
Glass Art & Mixed Media Decor Pieces
Growing up in Chicago, art was not a priority in my life. My parents considered it a waste of time! Though I did love the occasional chance encounter with an art class. Having received my B.S. from Loyola in 1968, I went on to study accounting, and in due time became an accountant.
Obviously, a closely related field to art!
Upon retirement, my husband and I moved to sunny New Smyrna Beach in 1987, and we found ourselves in a whole new world! People here actually played for a living and enjoyed it! That enjoyment was art and something inside clicked!
My first art class was with Jean Eck, a local watercolorist, who had the patience of Job. Having studied with her for several years, I took various workshops with other watercolor artists, and came upon a pastel demonstration that totally turned everything around. To this day, I am STILL a pastelist. But of course, always wanting to try something new, I took a lampworking class (melting glass in the torch) and got totally hooked. From there, I tried fused glass, and glass painting (glass onto glass). I’ve been working with glass for 8 years now, and am always fascinated with what can be done with it!
Desiraé Ofori, Abstract Artist
DeKelis Custom Art & Designs
Desiraé Ofori was born and raised in Miami, Florida a vibrant city rich in culture and diversity. Her exposure and love for the arts grew while attending visual and performing art magnet schools. For as long as she can remember, Desiraé has always had a sketchbook, journal or random scraps of paper filled with drawings, doodles, and or patterns. In 2002, Desiraé moved to Lakeland, Florida to pursue a degree and career in the mental health field - yet continued to practice her creative side as a self-taught abstract artist, self-taught graphic designer and also became well known for her detailed hand-painted designs on wedding aisle runners. In 2018, Desiraé stepped away from the Mental Health and Social Services field to pursue a professional career in art. It was then that she discovered the Acrylic Pour Painting technique and fell in love. Desiraé has spent countless hours, researching, practicing, and honing in on her interpretation of the Acrylic Pour technique. Desiraé loves vibrant, rich colors, geometric shapes, patterns and the soft calming effects of blown paint colors. Desiraé hopes her paintings evoke joy, relaxation and expand your imagination as you interpret her art.
Desiraé has several of her artwork held in private collections nationwide and internationally