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Meet the Artists
Studio 1 - Maria Weider                               

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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 -Karina Eremyan             

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I was born in Uzbekistan. I came to the United States in 2011 and that is when I began to paint and draw.  I try to communicate with my viewers, reminding them that in art, there is beauty. Beauty is "medicine" and it can heal. Beauty, kindness, love, compassion, peace, and equality is what I strive to show through my art.
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 - VACANT
       
            
       
Please call 954-961-6067 for rental information
Studio 8 - Danielle Pizzato

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Danielle was born in Paranagua, Parana, Brazil in 1972. At the age of 42, she moved to the United States and is currently teaching freehand artistic drawing on fabrics and embroidery. She recently initiated her exploration with oil paint. Dani believes every detail has its own beauty and tries to embody that through her artwork, making them become a source of precision and fascination
           
Studio 9 - Joni Esser-Stuart

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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
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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

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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

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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 www.Bkartphotography.com .
Studio 15 - Laurence Levine            

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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
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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 - Carlos Solórzano

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I was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. At the age of 13 my mother took me religiously to art classes every Saturday morning. I was introduced to charcoal drawing and oil painting by a renowned Venezuelan artist, Juan Vicente Fabbiani, with whom I learned the basics and the importance of observation. Many years later, the Design Institute in Caracas was a new world as a rich starting point and later the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Back from the USA I worked as a freelance graphic designer/ illustrator, teaching at design schools in Caracas and at the same time, I was preparing my first individual art show. The tools I commonly use are crow quill pens, airbrushes and computers which I rarely mix together. When working with pen and ink I search for multi dimensions, imaginary layers of crosshatched lines forming blocks, volumes and atmospheres in a ludic display of densities; writing also works as a textural element.
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: www.raphaelportraits.com


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