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Meet the Artists
Studio 1 - Maria Weider                               


I am an artist at Studio 18 in the Pines. I primarily like to paint in oils, and my subject matter can be anywhere from still life, landscapes to portraits. My painting style is European realism. I also teach classes in oil painting at the studio on Sat. and Tuesday from 10-12:30. Commissions welcomed. For more information please contact Maria at  or 954-649-4053.
Studio 2 -Eleanor J. Leinin

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I am an artist, designer and author that thrives from evolving and I love creating artistic collections. I believe that my work is best described by how I transfer my concepts and imagination and apply them to nontraditional palates. I have a passion for vivid colors, manipulation and reassembly. I never sketch prior to creating. I simply sit down with a vision of the final image and proceed. Generally, my visuals tend to stimulate or excite as opposed to soothe. My materials of choice are boxes of all shapes, sizes and textures.
Studio 3 - Dawn Verheylewegen

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Located in studio #3, at Studio 18, Dawn is known for her detailed portraits in pencil, watercolor and oil. She has been working as a professional Artist in Canada and the United States for over 20 years. She regularly participates in shows and competitions in Florida and internationally. In addition, Dawn teaches drawing classes to youth and adults at Studio 18. For portrait inquiries or class information please contact Dawn at: 954-646-8609,   or drop by her studio at Studio 18 in the Pines.
Studio 4 - Judy Duracaud

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I have enjoyed drawing since I could remember but I have only been painting for about 6 years. Although I have had no formal training, people say that I am blessed with a natural knack. This “knack” enables me to produce works that people admire, using oils, acrylics, and mixed media, while also allowing me to release my creative energy doing something that brings me great pleasure. In an effort to teach myself, I have poured over countless art books, and educational videos as well as endless visits to museums during my travels, and locally, studying and admiring the works of the Masters. For more information please contact Judy at or 786-797-4498.
Studio 5 - John Antczak

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I started taking art classes as a young man in college in 2003.  While taking a 3-D art class, one assignment was to make a bust of ourself from clay.  That was when I fell in love with working with clay. In 2006, I advanced through the required ceramics classes winning three Best in Ceramics and two Best in Show Awards. In 2009, I was one of four artists to win the Michigan Ceramics Arts Associations Scholarship. I have worked on various Community projects through the years including one for the Detroit Medical Center Children's Hospital. I now work out of Studio #5 at Studio 18, specializing in hand building techniques using pinching, soft slabs, leather hard slabs and coils to create sculptures into dinnerware.  For more information please contact John at or 954-483-6688

Studio 6 - Reinaldo Lozano
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I was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where I was first publicly recognized as an artist at the early age of 14. A citizen of the United States for 35 years, I reside in South Florida with my family. South Florida inspires me through its diverse culture, tropical climate and array of available medium to draw upon for my artistic creations. I have worked with many genres, mediums and materials over the years in creating my canvases, murals, furniture, faux finishes, wood graining and array of artistic projects.

Studio 7 - Alicia Rodriguez
Alicia is a multimedia conceptual artist. Born in New York in the 50s, in a multicultural and multi-artistic family and raised in Venezuela. Alicia studied architecture at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and Fine Arts at the Escuela de Artes Visuales Cristobal Rojas. She worked at Atelier Delta d’architecture in Paris, France.
Studio 8 - Cristina Jaramillo

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Photography is my passion. I love to mirror the reality from my point of view adding a touch of elegance, simplicity and color. Portraying people, capturing vibes and richness in color are some of the reasons I love doing what I do.
Studio 9 - Joni Esser-Stuart


My art is an outward expression of my inner soul which seeks beauty and truth. My creative energies are marshaled and energized whenever I come to the studio to work. I enjoy working with kiln formed glass. This medium challenges me because of its endless creative possibilities. Glass, both fused and mosaic, is intrinsically aesthetic and pleasing. My work becomes play as I transform the raw materials into the creations that emanate from my imagination. I plan to continue my passionate love affair with fused and mosaic glass through both my teaching and my art. For more information please contact Joni at  or Joni’s Glass Studio on Facebook and 205-454-0820 .
Studio 10 - Yochi Yakir-Avin

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I was born in Poland, raised in Israel where I developed my love for art. I graduated art studies at the Academy of Fine Arts "Brera" in Milan Italy. I sculpt in various materials and paint oil paintings on canvas and wood. Emphasized in my work is a hidden dialog whether it is still life or portraits. For more information about my art and art classes please contact Yochi at  or call 786-586-0732

Studio 11- Chaz Rijan Wright
Chaz Rijan Fashions evolved out of my desire to make the world a stylish place by elevating wardrobes. “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak” is a quote that epitomizes my love and understanding of fashion. I’ve literally consumed myself with fashion. As a rule, I strive to embody fashion not only within my personal life but through the meticulous designs that I create for my clients. Ultimately, it is always my goal to style them in a way that is life changing.     

Studio 12 - Ana Aguerrevere
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 Ana Maria grew up surrounded by art and always considered her parents, to be the best art teachers she could ever have. Her exhibitions have taken place in many locations, including Caracas, Venezuela; New York, and Florida. Ana Maria has developed her own style, working with oil as her favorite technique. Her goal, when painting, is to transmit realism through the use of bright colors, and the contrast of lights and shadows. She is currently teaching Drawing and Painting at The Art Institute of Weston, and has studio #18 at Studio 18 in the Pines.     

Studio 13 - Christine Loretta Lyall

Christine Lyall is a self-taught artist with a background in journalism and corporate communications. In addition to developing and honing her career as an artist, Christine also owns and operates Just My Height Art Shows®, which produces exhibits in which professional-level fine art is displayed at just 36 inches high, so young children and adults can engage with and enjoy the art. Christine's artwork, which is strongly influenced by illustration (her father is a commercial illustrator), has been described as "whimsical" yet also thought-provoking and emotionally powerful.
Studio 14 - Beth Amato


Classically trained in traditional art, computer animation and photography, Beth Amato's work is made of traditional elements fused with technology driven elements such as frames and sequences of computer animation, photography and digital painting. This painstaking process involves combining many different layers to create one final piece of art. Her work is often printed on metal, in limited edition panels and installations, as well as limited edition stickers and one of a kind hand painted jewelry using a similarly layered process but with glass and resin as a base.  For more information please contact Beth at 954-242-2871 or .
Studio 15 - Laurence Levine            


Laurence Levine is a photographer for nearly 40 years. He specializes in fine art, landscapes, wildlife, media and portraits.
In the 1960's, he attended Leica, Nikon, and Art schools. Levine has won Best of Show at the Broward Art Guild and second place overall in the national Portrait Competition of the Photographic Society of America, preliminary judging. His photographs have been on display at the Broward Art Guild, ArtServe, and Coral Gables Museum.
He is a member of ASMP, PPOA, PSOA, PPGF, Pines West Camera Club and Fotografos Latinos de la Florida.

Studio 16 - Marielle Plasir
Tangled Garden
Marielle Plaisir was born in France. She is a graduate of the Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts Decoratifs (Advanced School of Fine Arts and Decorative Arts) of Bordeaux with a specialty in Art and Scenography. She holds a DEA in Applied Arts. Marielle is a multi-faceted artist. She is a painter, illustrator, in-situ sculptor, paper cut artist, lace-maker in a way, prankster, wild… Her essence is theatrical. Since 1998, Marielle has exhibited individually and collectively all over the world. She expresses herself on such issues as identity, vagrancy, death, vanity and power.
Studio 17 - Magdalena Guerra
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Magdalena Guerra was born in Bogota, Colombia. Magdalena studied art in The House of the Culture in San Andres Island, Colombia. She also studied architecture and the theory of design. Magdalena has designed and developed different techniques of painting on leather and paper. Initially, her art style was realistic, taking the shapes and colors from the nature, animals, ocean and the human figure in all of its magnitude. Later, she mixed reality with abstract designs.
Studio 18 -Juan Preito 
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I am a fine art and portrait photographer. My work always originates as a photograph. Once the images are captured I digitally enhance the files in a manner consistent with my original vision. The process starts out with a mood sketch or notes. These vary in complexity and frequently change and evolve as part of my creative process. Once a solid idea takes form I begin the capture phase. After this I use the digital darkroom to enhance the artistic intent of the image. The final process involves selecting the right media to print the image. The majority of my work is portraiture and fine art. Prints of all my work are available in custom sizes in canvas, metal and traditional paper media.
Juan also teaches a digital photography class. For more information please contact Juan at 305-457-3100 or  Email:

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