Wall Art & Prints
Art is Gail’s outlet for expression and has guided her through life, first with a career in interior design and subsequently as an award-winning sculptor and now a painter. Her paintings have been featured in several national juried exhibitions and have won numerous awards. Locally, her work has been featured at the Jacksonville International Airport and The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and in 2022, she was awarded a solo exhibition at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine.
Born and raised in Romania, at 24 I made my big move to the United States to start my career as a family physician. My local environment, Florida’s East Coast, is the main source of inspiration. My photography illustrates seascapes and landscapes and offers a wide variety of colors, moods, subjects, and photo techniques.
Certified as a Florida Master Naturalist in 2014, and trained as a Botanical Illustrator at the New York Botanic Gardens (1997-99) my work celebrates the seen and unseen. Rooted in wonder, handwork becomes meditation where sewing, drawing, and printmaking transforms humble materials into monumental immersive experiences.
David T. Downs
David Downs paints the feelings we don’t have language for, the fleeting and ineffable scenes and situations one encounters at the edge of the truly wild.
Doug Eng is a photographer and installation artist whose visual interests are urban and natural landscapes. Eng’s recent projects focus on raising awareness of social and environmental issues. An engineer and software programmer by education and trade, Eng is pursuing a lifelong interest in the visual arts and has established a reputation for unique imagery and meaningful public projects.
Louise Freshman Brown
Louise Freshman Brown is a mixed-medium artist whose works have been featured in museums and galleries in the United States and Europe. Solo exhibits include; Piirto Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, Everson Museum, NY, The Deland Museum of Art, FL, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL and Monique Goldstrom Gallery, NYC. Group exhibitions; Galleria Retro & Arte, Venice, Italy, Advice Konsthall, Sollentuna, Sweden, Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC, New York Academy of Art, NYC and Boca Raton Museum of Art. Her works are in over 500 collections and she is a Distinguished Professor of Art Emerita at the University of North Florida.
Christie Holechek preserves the memory of life-changing events by depicting the places, objects, and energy, surrounding her in America’s contemporary landscape at the time of the experience. With drawings, paintings, and mixed media constructions of the world around her.
Paul Ladnier, University of North Florida Professor Emeritus, taught painting and drawing for nearly forty years. He received numerous awards and recognition for the quality of his teaching and dedication to his students, the community and the university. Paul continues to travel, paint, exhibit his works, teach privately at his CoRK studio and conduct painting and drawing workshops.
Joe Segal is a North Florida artist whose most distinctive works are wall-hung sculptures carved from beams and accentuated with metal elements. Segal’s minimalist style and subtle finishes are drawn from the inherent characteristics of the materials he works with. He describes his work as “man’s need for order intersecting with the order of nature”.
Chip Southworth is a renowned artist known for portraits, political and street art. He considers himself equal parts artist and activist.
Linda C. Speed
Linda Speed is a self-taught artist, mastering the technique of alcohol ink. Alcohol ink is an acid-free, vibrant, highly saturated, alcohol-based liquid dye most often moved by an air source such as a hand blower/puffer, an airbrush, or a compact hairdryer. Linda has also conquered the difficult task of painting with these inks using a paintbrush. All her work is sealed with an archival, UV protector.
Lynn is inspired by the wonder and beauty of nature, from flowers to the tiny shells she finds along the beach. She works in mixed media, using everything from paint and inks, paper and text, textiles and beading. Most of her work has components of texture, strong color and thoughtful composition. She has taken her paintings to the sewing machine to incorporate various fabrics and needlework stitching. Her Russian grandparents were tailors in New York and Lynn made many of her own clothes from an early age.
Barry Wilson has been working in the graphic printmaking medium for over three decades. He has exhibited prints nationally and his work is in numerous public and private collections. Wilson holds a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University. He has taught at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida for the last 28 years.
Larry Wilson received his Bachelor of Design Degree, University of Florida, Magna Cum Laude. After practicing in Houston, Washington, DC and New York City, Wilson relocated to Jacksonville, Florida. He maintains a studio at the CoRK Arts District.