Weekly Feature

Louise Runion, Artist

 "Art has always lived in within me. It makes its way out of my psyche in so many 
ways. Various subjects in nature, in space and the cosmos, combined with my imagination have motivated me to continue to sharpen my artistic abilities. I find that acrylic, collage, and mixed media are my favorite materials to work with. Some of my pieces are completely abstract while others are a mix of both abstraction and realism. My compositions come alive with colorful shapes and characters within mysterious environments. Each work tells separate magical stories of their own."


     "I am a retired High School art teacher of 25 years originally from Maryland. My husband Dan and I moved to the Sarasota area in 2014. Never in my life have I been so affected by the sun’s light, the sunsets, and sunrises until we settled here. The beauty of the Florida sky, the flora and the fauna has made such a positive impact on me and my art. My years teaching and challenging students to express themselves also continue to be a source of inspiration and passion in my own work."


Posted On Thu February 07th 2019

Frankie Creaturo

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Creaturo has an extensive artistic career.  He was a student at School of Industrial Art and at School of Art and Design in NYC.  Frank has been recognized with countless awards, featured in many newspapers for his works, has had several one man shows and was even spotlighted on Eyewitness News in New York.

Creaturo has been active in many charity events, he's designed program covers for American Diabetes Foundation, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, and Make a Wish.

In late 2005, Creaturo had one-man shows at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Sarasota and at the Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

He has a unique style, which shows through in both his contemporary painting and realistic people from the late 1930's to the 1950's.

As for his contemporary works, they're full of colors and movements.  He plays with the use of light, shadows and figures and has developed a new and personal style of organization of color.

Award winning international artist Niska, said of his old works, "It really brings us back to a period in time that evokes emotions where everything seemed slower, kinder and authentic.  You feel it through the faces, the clothing, and the details given to the background surroundings.  BRAVO !!!"


Posted On Thu February 07th 2019

Leon Zebol - Contemporary Artist

A native Minnesotan, but my soul comes from Hawaii, the tropics and the ocean.... My art shows in private homes and businesses in many US states, coast to coast, and in Australia, Europe and Canada.  I've sold about 900 pieces.

I exhibit twice annually at my home gallery and show by appointment.  I've drawn since a young child.... and painted for the past 30 years, continually becoming less and less structured.  My art is abstract design, very bold texture and expressive.  To me, it is very spiritual.

I generally paint with acrylics and a palette knife, often using genuine gold, silver or copper leaf.  Common interpretations are water, sailing & marinas, forests, evergreen trees and abstract florals.  Colors tend towards greens, blues, purples, reds, black, natural and metallics.


Posted On Fri May 03rd 2019