Currently on view:
Local Keys artists have created a collection of line art drawings for YOU to color at home! We’ll share one drawing each week on our Facebook page, or you can download the drawing and print it right here!
We’ll pick one colored-in drawing at random each week to win a $25 gift certificates to Books & Books@The Studios!
How to enter:
– Print out the drawing here & color it in. Post it to Facebook with the hashtag #DiscoverKeyWestArtists, (and tag @thestudiosofkeywest, so we’re sure to see it!) by Thursday, May 14 for a chance to win!
– Don’t have a printer at home? Pick up a drawing from the box outside The Studios’ entrance.
– The next drawing will be by Lothar Speer, look for it next week.
Christopher Santoro has been illustrating children’s books for more than thirty years, including Grandpappy Snippy Snappies; A Pie Went By, a NEST Literary Classic; and the Dom DeLuise picture books Charlie the Caterpillar, Hansel and Gretel, The Nightingale, and King Bob’s New Clothes. Christopher has been honored by the Society of Illustrators, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the American Library Association, and The New Yorker. He lives in Key West, Florida, with two cats, Ernie and Truman, and a dog, Stuart.
The first week’s drawing was created by Kristyn LaMoia, an emerging Key West artist who has been honing her artistic skills since she could hold a crayon. She works as a graphic designer / illustrator by day, and creates absurdly imaginative pieces of art by night. Her work has previously been displayed at The Studios of Key West and Effusion Gallery.
Pam Hobbsis a working Key West artist, and finds the Keys landscape as an endless source of inspiration. She landed in Key West in the late 70’s after graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute. Overwhelmed by the distinctive color and unique beauty of the Keys, she uses the tropical paradise and whimsical island lifestyle to create works filled with her signature joyful scenes of life in the Florida Keys. Taking chances at every opportunity, she loves to give her viewer a glimpse into how she thinks the world should be seen, with swirling skies, bright colors and bold shapes. Her work can be found at 7 Artists Gallery (212 Simonton St.), Guild Hall (614 Duval St.), Key West Art Center (301 Front St.), and Art on Duval (714 Duval St.) as well as several other stores in the city.
Bria Ansara is a musician, visual artist, and art educator, who moved to Key West in 2008. She is currently leading the “Schools at the Studios” program at The Studios of Key West, which offers a curriculum of museum studies and art lessons to school aged students. Her favorite medium is pen and ink, and her favorite subjects include local flora, fauna, and architecture.