Sea of Art
Enjoy the afternoon visiting with artists from Seabrook and beyond. Our art gallery by the sea will feature:
- Fine art
- Unique home décor
Carol studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, majored in art and Spanish in college, explored art history in Europe, and continues to take and teach classes and workshops in the arts. Retirement from a career as an elementary school teacher has given her the gift of time to focus on her love of creating and seeing her ideas come to fruition. She has received numerous awards for her creations.
Carye’s Creations was founded at the beginning of 2017 with a mission to expand horizons through art. Carye Yount works with acrylic and developed a unique twist on quilling called “Twill Quill,” which is her artist signature. She is an honored, award-winning member of the Woodlands Art League and looks forward to her Twill Quill and acrylic pieces transforming homes and businesses alike.
Lisa Chopp is a fine artist living and working in North Houston. She specializes in portraits of people and pets, using both oil paints and pencil drawings as her favorite creative mediums. She credits three overriding constants for providing her inspiration and motivation in both her art and her life’s journey: faith, hope, and love.
Dirigible Designs crafts their sterling silver jewelry by hand, and uses hand-cut, fortunately-found, or wisely-collected stones and materials. Beach pebbles are drilled at their Houston studio, and stone slabs are shaped at their Austin studio. Due to the nature of their materials, all of their jewelry is one-of-a-kind. Each piece, elaborate or simple, is hand-crafted from start to finish.
Fran Ellisor’s classic and eloquent style of painting is sure to capture your heart. She is an internationally-recognized, award-winning artist, represented in corporate and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. Her style, working primarily with oils, reflects a confident, yet spontaneous stroke with clean and fresh colors. As an accomplished landscape and marine painter, she is also known for her figure and portrait works.
Umanga Liyanage views her work as the expression of her soul. Initially learning to paint on silk while living in Cairo, Egypt, her artistic style is representative of her culturally-diverse exposure to countries all over the world. Her work has been featured in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Africa, and in a variety of Houston galleries, where she currently resides.
Brenda Ramsey is a wire jewelry artist who creates sea glass and other natural stone jewelry. She works with copper and sterling silver wire to weave and wrap her way to one-of-a-kind creations that mirror the beauty of the ocean and Texas landscape.
Keith Decker’s passion for woodworking is demonstrated in his exemplary work ranging from small sailboats and furniture, to decor and accessories. Having been a Graphic Designer by trade for over 35 years, his creativity comes to life in his custom-designed pieces, wood signage, teak boat accessories, and unique line of bar and wine accessories; all of which can be personalized to make a perfect, thoughtful gift. His functional art is made in Texas using traditional tools and techniques, or CNC router and lasers, and uses locally-sourced hardwoods.
A fusion of beauty and modern elegance, Cynthia Levine and Michael Hardy joined forces to design stunning works of art using their unique methods of creativity. After meeting at the First Saturday Arts Market in Houston, they worked to combine Cynthia’s resin art with Michael’s expert woodworking: resulting in colorful, contemporary furniture pieces that make a statement.
Amanda Stephens uses her passion for pottery and ceramics to make unique and creative pieces for the home and workplace. In particular, her unique method of drilling holes into her custom bowls creates a fabulous way to display earrings and jewelry.
Carla Pairett Parker is a self-taught artist, born and raised in Deer Park, Texas. From an early age, she expressed her artistic abilities and won art competitions throughout her school years. Her mother cultivated her passion for art, and the two would sit for hours drawing figures and scenes. The strength of her parents, both of whom were paraplegics, gave her a fighting resilience to face life’s difficulties and turn to her art as an outlet of inspiration. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, The Woodlands Art League, and works to create beautiful pieces that inspire others.
Michael O’Brien is a creator. His work allows him to connect with the natural world and communicate his observations. He makes art from personal experiences in an effort to point out things that are intrinsically universal, like seeing the ocean for the first time, spotting an interesting cloud formation or taking a moment to admire a favorite tree. All of his work is made of cast bronze and pays homage to a process that has been practiced for thousands of years. He achieves the patinas through reactions with copper and various chemicals to create truly unique and stunning works of art.
Aliona Price is a self-taught artist originally from Chisinau, Moldova. After experimenting over the years with various mediums like graphite, watercolor, and gouache, she found her passion with oil on canvas. She is based in La Marque, Texas and strives to create work that influences viewer mood, thoughts, and state-of-mind.
Erin Tade’s unique Mixed Media pieces are mosaics that are created out of broken vinyl records. She takes the records, which are already damaged and unplayable, and breaks them apart using a stiletto heel. Her unique (and stress-relieving!) creative method allows her to create captivating pieces and transform unloved items into works of art that make a statement.
Patricia Dokhani is a paramedic for the Galveston County health district. Her love of walking on the beach and collecting seabeans, seaglass, seashells, shark teeth, and drift wood allows her to create unique pieces inspired by the sea. On her down time, she enjoys using her creativity as a form of therapy to express herself.
Bruce Williamson is an internationally-acclaimed and award-winning artist whose passion to paint is inspired by the beauty of the world around him. In his distinctive “alla prima” style, he uses bold brush strokes and beautiful colors to create striking renditions of people, places and objects. Born in Canada, his artistic roots go back generations with his great Grandfather having designed the first Canadian stamp. Having trained under some of the finest instructors and artists of this generation, his work can be found in galleries across the nation.
Hazen Reich and his muse work diligently in silver and bronze using a technique called “brazing,” which is performed by drawing metal into shapes that complement various stones. After living all over the world, including stays in Korea, India, and Afghanistan, Hazen now resides in Galveston where he creates his one-of-a-kind pieces. His work focuses on mirroring nature and often incorporates trees and wildlife, as well as mythical creatures, to create unique and captivating pieces.
Seabrook Love Muralist
Shelbi Nicole is a Houston-based artist that maintains a studio space in the Heights area of town. She received an award from Mayor Annise Parker in 2015, along with 14 other selected artists, recognizing her contribution to the citywide public art project called Mini Murals Houston. She has also been commissioned to paint numerous murals for businesses around the city, including a large music-themed mural in Houston’s famous Downtown concert venue, Revention Music Center. In 2014, she was named one of “Houston’s Top 10 Painter’s” by the Houston Press and is also an ambassador for The City of Houston’s Greater Houston Partnership campaign, #HoustonNoLimits.
Painting a Seabrook Pelican
We love our pelicans and know you do, too. Join local artist Debi Starr and help put your own artistic expressions on a pelican which will later be placed on the Pelican path.
We will have fun art activities for the kids as well including the painting of Seabrook Pelican and t-shirt they can take home!