2016 Featured Artist: JEFF RIPPLE

I am dedicated to a poetic realism in landscape painting. For me, that is the artistic combining of an accurate depiction of a scene infused by my emotional response to the light and atmosphere on that landscape. Such a painting may or may not be of a precise location or moment in time, but it is always believable and true to place. I think this is in keeping with 19th Century American painter...
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2015 Featured Artist: JAMES CARTER

After living in Germany for a number of years, James Carter returned to the United States to attend the Maryland Institute of Art where he received his B.F.A. in 1972. Since then, he has supported himself as a fine artist which included working with Lublin Graphics, a fine art publisher, who also published a book about Mr. Carter’s work which is still available on Amazon.com. Living in...
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2014 Featured Artist: RICHARD AUGER

Photographer Richard Auger is the Featured Artist at the 2014 Ocala Arts Festival! FLORIDA NOIR SERIES: There is something magical about the woodlands, swamps, and backroads of Florida; twisting trees over wood bridges, large birds and an abundance of wildlife; all with an almost haunted, mystical quality. Florida shares much of its landscape characteristics with other parts of the South and...
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