William DePaula

STUDIO SPOTLIGHT: ARTIST JOHN DAVID HAWVER LEAVES MEANINGFUL MARKS AROUND THE KEYS

The Florida Keys is one of those special places in the world. One artist who comes to mind when I think of the Keys’ natural beauty is John David Hawver. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, that is okay, I’m pretty sure you have seen his work. And...

ARTIST’S CORNER: INSPIRING MUSES OF THE UPPER KEYS

Art isn’t created in a vacuum.  You look at the artwork and you might wonder what was going on with the artist or society at that time.  It has often been debated when looking at powerful art: did the art come first or the environment that inspired it? Many times,...

ARTIST’S CORNER: THE RIGHT PIECE CAN LIFT THE SPIRIT

The new year always brings hope. We talk about how a new year will be better than last year. We can always hope, can’t we?  How have your New Year’s Resolutions gone so far? Are you trying to get into a healthier routine, or do you want to earn more...

ARTIST’S CORNER: TIPS TO COLLECTING ARTFUL CREATIONS IN 2023

It’s a new year, and with it come resolutions and ending what you might have put off last year. It may also mean delving into the art world or perhaps adding some artwork into your own world.  The first thing you must do is not think of art as a...

ARTIST’S CORNER: VISUALIZING SANTA THROUGH THE DECADES

It’s that time of the year when holiday lights dress area homes and businesses. In some yards sit a number of inflatable decorations.  We see the imagery all around us, so it’s easy to get used to it and perhaps ignore it. Santa’s image is plastered up everywhere during Christmastime....

ARTIST’S CORNER: ATMOSPHERIC LANDSCAPES GIVE A FEEL OF PLACE

Have you ever stared at a work of art and felt like you were there? Have you ever gotten the mood and feeling of the place?  It doesn’t have to be an exact representation of the place, but more of the vibes of the place.  Having a work of art...

ARTIST’S CORNER: TIPS TO FINDING THE RIGHT ART FOR YOUR WALLS

Our home is our sanctuary. What we hang up in our sanctuary says a lot more than we think.   While we often think about our home and its general mood and décor, the artwork is something that most people don’t really think about. At the most, art is regulated as...

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