Calendar Month: January 2022

Underwriter: Southeastern

About the Artist: Amber M. Moran

Amber Moran is a watercolor and ink artist residing in Hobe Sound, Florida, home to some of the most beautiful natural areas in the state.

Amber is extremely passionate about color and detail. She gains inspiration from sights and sounds, including our Florida beaches, canals and nearby fishing villages. Her goal is to draw you as the viewer, into her art. She wants to help the viewer focus in on a particular section of her artwork while seeing the whole picture. Amber achieves this by creating a focus that casts a “window” of color on a section of the painting with watercolor paints. She then extends her work out onto the mat with black watercolor paint and ink. Amber likes to think of this as “thinking outside the box.”
Amber attended SUNY Alfred State where she earned her Computer Art and Design degree. She continued on to the University at Buffalo and earned her bachelor’s in Studio Art. Amber then earned her master’s degree in General Education as a Graduate Assistant at Elmira College in New York State.

In 2015 Amber was in the top five of the Next Bealls Florida Artist Competition and in 2016 she partnered with Bealls Florida to create numerous fine art designs for men and women’s apparel, home goods and accessories. She has been published many times in the Marlin International Magazine and was the Billfish Foundation 2015 Featured Artist of the Year. She has been the featured poster artist for the juried ArtiGras Fine Art Festival, Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts, the Stuart ArtsFest and the 2020 Cedar Key, Old Florida Festival of the Arts.
Amber’s passion for coastal conservation not only enhances her art, but also encourages her and her husband’s two Florida born boys to care for and protect our wildlife and marine environment.
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Calendar Month: January 2022

Underwriter: Mark Brechbill

About the Artist: Holly Canon

Holly has loved to paint and draw for as long as she remembers. She earned a degree in Communications and a minor in Art from Florida International University. Holly worked for an Ad Agency after college, but then with five kids (three are adopted), she hung up her paintbrush for a while.
After 20+ years and divine intervention, Holly rediscovered her paintbrush while recuperating from hip replacement surgery. She instantly found her happy place again. Holly’s love for art and creating it comes from her Faith and knowing that God has given her a great talent, which she loves sharing with the world. Two years ago, Holly moved to Martin County from Palm Beach and found the most wonderful art teacher in the world, Brenda Leigh. Brenda is an encouragement to Holly and helps her get unstuck through many of her paintings.

Holly loves painting wildlife of any kind, large and small. She discovered pastels while taking a weekend workshop with her art mentor, Lesley Harrison, at a Wildlife Refuge in Montana. Holly adores the richness and realism she can achieve with this medium.
Every summer Holly has the privilege of staying with her daughter north of Seattle, as she is a Naturalist on killer whale expeditions. They both share a passion for marine mammals. Holly is also an avid photographer and continually adds photos to her Facebook Group, ‘Free Reference Photos for Artists Photos by Holly’ and her own “to be painted’ folder.
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