Red Door No. 5 Exhibition – Marsha Hammel

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Marsha Hammel

Thriving on a Riff

Fever  © Marsha Hammel

Private Preview (Reservations Required)

Thursday, March 2

6:00 – 9:00pm

RSVP TO THE PRIVATE PREVIEW reddoor5gallery@gmail.com

Opening Reception

Friday, March 3

6:00 – 9:00pm

Featuring a RealTime Creation of “Live Music”

Marsha’s Muse Band for the painting is Lounge Cat Eddie Rosicky, Jim Morey, & Billy Carr

Our Opening Reception is held in conjunction with First Fridays Art in the Heights.

This is open to the public so please invite all of your friends if you so desire!

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Artist Talk

Wednesday, March 8

6:00pm

Arts Council of Hillsborough County Networking Event

Full Exhibition Dates:

Thursday,  March 2 – Sunday, April 2

gallery hours are by appointment:alyson@reddoorno5.com

“The body of work that I have selected for the Red Door No. 5 Exhibition expresses a consistent vision over a 40 year studio and life practice. Largely figurative, my approach to the subject has shifted from an almost Abstract Expressionist focus on gesture to a Post-Modernist use of line and flat areas of saturated color. Since living in New Orleans in the late 70’s I have filled scores of sketchbooks with “from life” drawings of performing musicians; they are still my most important muse. The vision and narrative of my paintings has always been about the best of our lives such as the joy of music and dance or the pleasure of a quiet moment. My focus has remained consistent over a lifetime of painting regardless of changing trends and cultural influences.”…. Marsha Hammel 

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“The body of work that I have selected for the Red Door No. 5  Exhibition expresses a consistent vision over a 40 year studio and life practice. Largely figurative, my approach to the subject has shifted from an almost Abstract Expressionist focus on gesture to a Post-Modernist use of line and flat areas of saturated color. Since living in New Orleans in the late 70’s I have filled scores of sketchbooks with “from life” drawings of performing musicians; they are still my most important muse. The vision and narrative of my paintings has always been about the best of our lives such as the joy of music and dance or the pleasure of a quiet moment. My focus has remained consistent over a lifetime of painting regardless of changing trends and cultural influences.”…. Marsha Hammel

Having moved back to Florida in 1980, Marsha Hammel established studios in St. Pete, Tampa, Sarasota, and Miami. At the end of that decade her first public exhibition was produced in Ybor City showing 75 paintings half of which were sold opening night. 

During the 90’s her work was featured in Art Expos in New York City, Miami and Atlanta, galleries in Vail, Toronto, Richmond and Alexandria, Virginia..

Felix Rosenstiel’s, a major International Art agent and publisher based in London, England expressed interest in representing her work in the UK and Europe.  Rosenstiel’s sponsored successful shows in Belfast, Edinburg, Manchester and London during the 2000’s. In 2010 the Cadogan Hotel, in Knightsbridge, London  hosted a private show of her during its celebration of Oscar Wilde. The hotel commissioned a portrait by Hammel of it’s most famous guest presented   Wilde painted by Marsha Hammel. The demand for her work grew significally after this show, so in the last six years most of her paintings  have gone to collectors in Europe. This is the first exhibition of Marsha’s work in the U.S. in 10 years.

“Although I go away, I have never really left the Gulf Coast, it stays in my heart. When I saw the magnificent old Tampa Fire Station No.5, I knew I wanted to paint music here. It has  the vibe of the great old Jazz clubs. Its good to come home.”….Marsha Hammel.

Cloudbreak Oil Landscape Painting by Peter Pettegrew

New Painting by Pettegrew. “Cloudbreak” 42″ by 72″

"Cloudbreak" Oil Painting by Peter Pettegrew
“Cloudbreak” Oil Painting by Peter Pettegrew featuring a landscape view of New Smyrna Beach at the north end of Canaveral National Seashore

“Cloudbreak” is a new piece just painted by Peter Pettegew.

“This was a knee deep tidal pool almost like a lagoon, between the beach and the sandbar in the midst of a clearing storm on New Smyrna Beach. It also happens to be right at the north end of the Canaveral National Seashore Park (http://www.nps.gov/cana/index.htm) . If I’m gonna go around the Cocoa Beach area that’s where I’m gonna go. It’s a nice little spot for changing weather and the light variations come quick over the water, which makes it hard to capture on canvas. It’s really a seascape and I felt like I got this painting just right !” …Pettegrew.

This landscape was painted on a wood panel with 2″ wide edges and can be hung without a frame. The painting wraps all the way around the edges. The dimensions are 42″ high by 72″ wide.

To view more of his original oils, click here. 

To view prints by Peter Pettegrew, click here. 

James Valentine

Naturalist  Photographer, Artist and Poet James Valentine Just completed his latest books on Florida’s  Land ,Water and Coast written with Ecologist and Writer  Dr. D. Bruce Means.


Land CoverWater CoverCoast Cover

The pictures in these books convey the mood and setting of our birthright and reaffirm our obligation to future generations”……Fran Mainella, National Park Service. (link-www.doi.gov/news/archive/06_News_Releases/060726.htm)

Words alone can’t describe the allure and beauty of Florida’s parks and public lands that’s why the pictures in these books are so meaningful” …….Senator Bob Graham.(link-www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/about/bob-graham)

Art from these books is available 727 894-5266 or Contact Us Here

Each archival Print is hand signed & numbered by the Artist. Maximum edition no more than 95

Peter Pettegrew Exhibits 2012

Nuance Galleries http://www.nuancegalleries.com/, the new home to Peter Pettegrew, of St. Petersburg and Tampa brings in a successful show opening in April/May that is also apart of the Pettegrew One Man Traveling Exhibition in Florida 2012. Pettegrew’s traveling exhibition started in Jacksonville at Stellers Gallery, http://www.stellersgallery.com/index.html at Ponte Vedra Beach at the Ponte Vedra Golf & Country Club http://pettegrew.com/uncategorized/ponte-vedra-country-club-opening in December/January of 2011/2012. The show brought in the New Year with a lush winter display of paintings by the artist. The one-man exhibition moves on to the Fredlund Galleryhttp://www.fredlundgallery.com/ in Winter Park Florida in July 2012 then to Gainesville at the Thornebrook Gallery http://thornebrookgallery.com/Art_Gallery_in_Gainesville,_FL___Thornebrook_Gallery___The_Art_of_Life.html for a return to Pettegrew’s favorite gallery space of over 25 years. The tour is scheduled to continue throughout the year and a possible joint exhibition back at Nuance for the Artists of the Oriente East Cuba Cultural Exchange Exhibition.

Pettegrew Premieres Film With Interior Motives Gallery Show In St Petersburg, FL


For Immediate Release:

Florida Artist Pettegrew Premieres Film With Gallery Show In St Petersburg

St Petersburg Fl — Feb 18 2010

Peter Pettegrew, regional power-house landscape painter makes a rare appearance in the Tampa Bay area at Interior Motives Gallery on Central Ave in St Petersburg.

The gallery will be premiering Peter’s latest documentary film “Heart of a Landscape Painter”, produced by Florida production company Wind Dog Films.

The film premiere will be held at Interior Motives Gallery in St Petersburg Thursday February 25th. There will be two screenings, with  Pettegrew on hand for both, one at 6:30pm and the other at 7:30pm.(32 mins.) The artist reception and opening Friday, February 26th 6:30pm to 9:30pm. One man show continues through March 22nd.

Given Peter’s 6 previous museum shows and 30 year painting career, it is natural that St Petersburg Gallery owner Leslie Curran wants to bring this masterful painter’s work to her gallery.

Peter Pettegrew has devoted his life to capturing the timeless beauty of the natural landscape. His plein air work with charcoal and paint has become a legendary example of many studies and painting groups.The landscape has always been the beloved subject for Pettegrew’s passionate creations. A naturalist and outdoors man he explores wilderness areas in Florida and many of his painting are from National and State Preserves.  He draws his inspiration from his diverse travels. In the last few years he has been to France, the Caribbean, Montana and California to capture his subjects. Most often he is painting in the Southeastern United States.

Peter Pettegrew lived in Tampa Bay area in the 80’s. His home and studio are now in the Orlando area.

Peter’s collectors include local personalities including Kelly Craig and Bob Hite (newscasters) and many national personalities, including John Travolta (actor) and  Dan Quayle (Vice President) . His municipal collections & fund raising events include the City of St.Petersburg, City of Tampa, City of Orlando, City of Charleston, Naples Winter Wine Festival, National Parks Foundation, Conservancy of Southwest FL, Sierra Club, Beaufort Open Land Trust, Habitat for Humanity, and memberships that include the American Society of Classical Realists, National Watercolor Society (N.W.S.) and the Oil Painters of America (O.P.A.)

Leslie Curran has been a part of the home design business for over 20 years. Her gallery, Interior Motives, is celebrating its fifth year at 1110 Central Ave, downtown St Pete. She is a St. Petersburg native and is currently a St. Petersburg council person.

Interior Motives Gallery 1110 Central Ave St Petersburg Fl  interiormotivesstpete.com

727 898-6061

Pettegrew At Albin Polasek Museum Winter Park Paintout

Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, in Winte...
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The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens will
be hosting the first annual Winter Park Paintoutt in the last week of April of 2009. The artists of this invitational show were all challenged to compete in designing the image to be used in the poster and subsequent advertising for the event. When all of the entries were in and the judging complete, it was a sweeping view ofthe museum facade from the front of the grounds by Peter Pettegrew that caught their attention. Peter’s painting will now be part of the permenant collection of the museum located in historic Winter Park. Peter, along with most all of the prominent landscape painters of the
area, will be participating in the event including nationally recognized and award winning Larry Moore and Florida landscape specialist and long time Winter Park artist Tom Sadler, both of which Peter has had the privilege of working along side of in the field on several different occasions and an other paintouts in the area including the Wekiva Paintout > which is sponsored this year by the Wekiva Island Marinaand which will be hosting many fine events for the participating artists.

Peter Pettegrew’s Art Selected For Festival Poster

Florida landscape impressionist painter Peter Pettegrew’s painting “Ostello View” has been selected as the art for the 2008 Winter Park Autumn Art Festival Poster.

By Peter Pettegrew
Peter Pettegrew

Over the summer, Peter was contacted by Baxter of Florida Frame House to submit a painting for the poster celebrating the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival. On September 17th they had a big unveiling and signing event at Florida Frame House with all of the board members of the show and the Mayor of Winter Park, David Strong, in attendance. Everyone agreed that it was a fun evening of good food and cheer in the beautiful gallery setting, and all are looking forward to the show, which will be held the weekend of October 11th and 12th along Park Avenue in Winter Park. Peter will be in attendance, signing posters and meeting art collectors from around the area.

Peter, Baxter and Mayor David Strong
Peter, Baxter and Mayor David Strong
Peter with collector Kimberly Roberts
Peter with collector Kimberly Roberts
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Caleb’s 2 New Paintings: Roser Park, St Petersburg, Florida

Roser Park is the sinuous centerpiece of a very old neighborhood in St Pete. The unusual thing about Roser Park is that it is in a deep gulch. Big deal? Not around here. Around the Tampa Bay area, a fifty foot deep gulley is the local equivalent of the Grand Canyon, a veritable Marianas Trench of a topographical feature. Oh, and the neighborhood is kinda cute.

These 18×24 acrylic on canvas paintings are available for viewing at Interior Motives Gallery in St Petersburg.

Roser Park #1
Roser Park #1
Roser Park #2
Roser Park #2
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