Harbour View Gallery Featured Artists Reception Tuesday, November 7th 2017 6-8pm.
Shirley Hales, Watercolor Artist and Bev Spana, Acrylic Painting.
Their work will be on display through November.
The gallery is located at 5789 Cape Harbour Drive, Suite 104. In the Shops at Cape Harbour, Cape Coral, FL.
Shirley Hales, Watercolor Artist
Shirley has worked as a professional artist for 15 years. She began her art career in the Washington, DC area before moving to Florida in 2005.
Although proficient in numerous art mediums her medium of choice is watercolor. Shirley’s paintings capture her enjoyment of nature with her passion for artistic realism in a wide range of subjects. Her favorites include landscapes, brilliant sunsets, nautical scenes and wildlife. Shirley’s award-winning work has been featured in major publications, in juried exhibits and is held in private and corporate collections around the world. She has produced watercolor illustrations for a world-wide public relations firm and readily accepts commissioned work for her clients.
Shirley is the Founder and past President of Harbour View Gallery located in Cape Harbour in Cape Coral, Florida. She recently retired from Harbour View Gallery and is considering new artistic endeavors. Her creation of the gallery and introduction of the first annual 2010 “Paint the Cape” plein air competition and exhibition resulted in her nomination for the Southwest Florida 2010 Angels of the Arts, Arts Organization Leader of the Year Award. In 2013 she was one of seven Cape Coral artists selected for the Alliance of the Arts Annual Art Studio Tour.
Beverly Spana, Glass Painting
Beverly Spana Funktional Art began in 1997 with her first experience in glass painting. Finding her inspiration for that turned her to furniture painting, floor cloth painting, some jewelry making, and glass fusing.
Here, at Harbour View Gallery, she is featuring glass painting. With emphasis on the glass painting, each piece is painted by her. French porcelain paints created specifically for glass and porcelain are used in the process. After the painted glass cures it requires a low temperature firing for permanence and durability to hold up to everyday use. Because of this process the items can be placed in the dishwasher. The more delicate glass should be hand washed in order to avoid breakage.
Bev is originally from Massillon Ohio and was transplanted to Nokomis Florida in 1966 with her family. She’s been a resident of Cape Coral since 1978. Her family and friends and pets are her greatest assets/loves. They inspire her in all that she does.