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Ben Hicks Photography

Seas Every Opportunity by Darien Davies Photos: Ben Hicks Doing his research, fine-tuning his passion, and saying yes to every opportunity that came his way has afforded Ben Hicks a picture-perfect career and a life of gratitude. While his path might have been unplanned, he always kept his eyes on the prize and his finger …

Alex Wexler

Alex Wexler: The Art of Fishing by Nicole Danna You could say Miami-based artist, Alex Wexler, was born with a pencil in one hand and a fishing rod in the other. While many of us can consider ourselves a jack of many trades but a master of none, Wexler has spent years honing each of …

Renee Phillips

Renee Phillips: The Science of Art What is art? Sure, it’s pretty, or striking, possibly frightening, amazing, life-changing, loud or even mute. It’s what you take from it, and where you place your importance or relation to it. While art is many emotions, ideas or purposes, it is certainly all about perception. For self-proclaimed color …

Meet Boca Raton's Own Dark Knight Artist, AKA J. Brisbee

The Dark Knight Artist: History Gets a Splash of Comic Culture By Nile Fortner   For years, comic art has crossed boundaries to enter multiple forms of mediums. Fans watch comic book adaptions from the big to the small screen and may see comic art on the walls of local museums, venues, and yearly conventions. …

Bulk Styles

The story behind the art. By Darien Davies   Mark Rupprecht, aka Bulk Styles, grew up in his mother’s art gallery. His world was immersed with different forms of art and mediums before he was even aware of what anything was. Intrigued, he started painting as a little kid and set his sights on art …

Down with COVID, Up with Creatives by Darien Davies   It’s easy to see the effect that the coronavirus had on local restaurants and service-oriented businesses, as anyone with a stomach could attest to. Not only were restaurants forced to close or change their business strategies overnight, but some larger organizations and companies saw reduced …

Palm Beach County Nature Photography

Growing up along Florida’s delicate and diverse coastline struck a passion for conservation in Kyle Soto. As an underwater photographer based in Boca Raton, Kyle’s life along the beach showed him not only the true beauty of the natural world, but also the value of preserving the ocean and its inhabitants. After discovering the power …

Greg Panas' photo of the Juno Beach Pier

Two local photographers bring us a different perspective on some of the area’s most known locations.              Learn more about Greg Panas here and Pierce Gainey here. 

John Garza

Three Local Photographers Capturing the Beauty of the Bahamas “Being based in South Florida, I feel pretty lucky to be a hop and a skip away from the Bahamas. I’ve traveled to every clear-water location in the world and the Bahamas is up there with the best! Being a photographer who creates many of my …

Pierce Gainey Drone Photo of Stingrays

  My name is Pierce Gainey, a.k.a the Florida Drone Dude! I am a drone pilot, photographer, aquaholic and devoted vinyl collector. I currently reside in sunny South Florida, where I call the beach my home and the ocean my muse. My passions and hobbies are diverse, but every since drones were introduced, this has …

Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach

Changing the Climate on Climate Change Through Art Delray Beach has always been the artsy city with a small-town vibe filled with people who simply care. That is why it’s the perfect host for Rise: Climate and Art Weekend, an event that aims to bring awareness about climate change through the arts. Coinciding with the …

Jenny Kiker of Living Pattern painting artwork

The Natural Artist By Darien Davies Photos by Coviello Photo There’s a good chance that when people are checking out their environment, they notice a tree, a leaf, a dog (if they’re lucky!), or a puddle. But, for Jenny Kiker, she notices the living pattern in each piece of the environment. “Making art has been …

Peter Agardy Art

Bringing Art Large Scale By Darien Davies Picture a teenager in school making pages of fish doodles during class instead of actually taking notes. Teacher yells, kid scoffs, notebook closes, opens back up, kid finishes detailed snapper scales. Repeat. That kid is Peter Agardy. Fourth generation Floridian and son of an artist, Agardy always knew …

Carly Mejeur Marine Art

Makes The Ocean Her Canvas By David Rolland Photos by Ben Hicks  Growing up in South Florida, the ocean was always on Carly Mejeur’s mind. The longtime surfer and one-time lifeguard for Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue was unfailingly inspired by the big blue expanse, even if it took a while for her artistic skills …

My name is Carly Cristello of Snappin Necks Photography. I am originally from Philadelphia and have been living in South Florida for the last six years. I have been a photographer for three years, specializing in concert photography. I love the energy of the crowds and musicians, which I hope people can feel when they …

How did you first start shooting? Ever since I was a little girl I loved drawing, painting, dancing, and acting. If it involved being creative, I was in! I started out with a desire to model and slowly realized I enjoyed being behind the camera even more. I took a photography class in high school …

Be Sure to Catch Off the Rails at the Miami Film Festival This Year By Stella Alves Every year the Miami International Film Festival exposes new films and budding production companies to the center stage where they can showcase their creations. The annual festival brings plenty of creative, independent films to enjoy, but there’s one …

Wynwood Mural Pays Tribute to 3-Time Champion Dwyane Wade By Stella Alves What started as a local project has developed into a community effort to recognize and honor Dwyane Wade as he prepares to retire after his final NBA season this July. In collaboration with Galera Collective and The Oasis – opening mid-Summer of this …

Chase was born and raised in south Florida and currently lives in Delray Beach. He is a published photographer and has his landscape work displayed in several local businesses in the Delray Beach area. His early professional career began as a civil engineer after graduating with a master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University. Quickly realizing …

Ocean Ties and Cleanly Drawn Lines by David Rolland After years of hard work David Lavernia is starting to think he might have made it as artist. “I just flew into Barbados. A client paid for me to take a surprise surf trip. I checked in on Instagram that I was in Barbados and not …

My name is Chelsea Erwin and I am a destination wedding, fashion and underwater photographer. I’m lucky enough to travel all over the world to photograph in love couples! I am based in South Florida where I live with my husband on a farm with our goats, pig, dogs, cats and bunny. I have been shooting photos for as long …

The Real Foodie Photographer by Darien Davies Photos: Libby Volgyes You might think that being a food photographer is all glamour. Who wouldn’t? You’re surrounded by food all day. But, that’s not entirely the case. “The story of my husband’s life right now is being surrounded by gorgeous food that he’s rightfully suspicious of,” said …

Trackside at Art Basel: Local Artists Given the Exposure of a Lifetime by Savannah Sheehan Viva la Miami! A city renowned for its quick progression in culture, dining, entertainment, and art. The latter creative is exercised ten fold every year around this time with the recurrent emergence of Art Basel. Established in 2002, Art Basel …

“Creating this image was as much about luck and being in the right place at the right time as it was the actual technical part of capturing the image. My girlfriend and I started walking the beaches in early June checking the nesting dates on the rst turtle nest of the season. We knew things …

AVOIDING ARREST, GOING LEGIT AND FORMING A CAREER VIA SPRAY PAINT by David Rolland  In the dozen years since Mark Bulks started spray painting, the Jupiter resident has found himself in some tight spots. Painting highways, bridges, and abandoned buildings illegally, or as he’d prefer to term it “without permission,” he’s courted danger and arrest, but only once did he …

Way back when in my art school days, it was most important to first and foremost have a socially conscious voice in my artwork. My favorite subject matter was socially aware leanings, usually regarding political influence, greed, war, and environmental travesty. Upon graduating, I was teaching myself Photoshop and I decided to mock up a piece about …

“Neptune Subterranean is one of my favorite pieces to date because of its overall transformation from beginning to end. Originally, I started layering acrylics on the canvas with another concept in mind, but became busy with a deadline which landed it in the back of my studio closet for years. Fast forward to 2015 and a …

Tree house, free house, by the sea house “This is a painting that was painted with a case of wanderlust. It is what I dream about, a place to call home that is surrounded by nature, simple living, with fun waves to play on all day long. This painting features a treehouse built in a …

About The Photographer As a child, Perrin James Franta was an adventurer. Growing up in Pompano Beach, Florida, Perrin would rally up his friends and search in between mangrove roots, get lost in the Everglades, explore tide pools, and of course, swim the warm Atlantic Ocean. As an adult, adventure is a theme that’s deeply …

Passing the Paint by Cash W Lambert Photos: Ian Jacob South Florida’s Sarah LaPierre, whose seascapes have flooded the art scene in South Florida, attributes a portion of her rapid rise to something other than artistic creativity While it’s often the topic of study by academia and sociologists, there’s still no definitive answer to the …