MEET OUR FEATURED ARTISTS!
Samantha | Florida
Samantha Joy Beverly is a Miami native and has been studying ceramics for over a decade. Samantha graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Studio Arts as well as Elementary Education in 2017. She is currently a 5th grade teacher and produces work in her free time.
Samantha spent her childhood exploring the ocean and learning how everything in the ocean is codependent. In her early years, she watched her father go out of his way to clean up what others have left behind in the ocean.
Samantha followed her father’s example and became fascinated with collecting glass bottles from the ocean floor. The creatures growing in and on the bottles captivated her. Samantha’s desire to keep the ocean a clean and inhabitable environment alongside
her attraction with these creatures inspired her Bottom Feeders collection.
Marcos | Florida
Marcos Conde is a visual artist developing murals, illustrations, and graphics for multiple businesses across Florida.
Today, Marcos is a full time artist driven by the endless stream of creative ideas flowing through his mind. After years of developing his technique and style, he quit his day job and has fully submerged himself into the world of art, where he has created projects that range from digital design to large scale murals. He has also exhibited his work at galleries in Orlando, Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami.
Tuto | Puerto Rico
Illustrated surrealism is how Erick “TUTO” Dominguez describes his works. Born in Manhattan, NY and raised in the island of Puerto Rico, Tuto has had a broad range of inspiration from the masters Diego Rivera, Gustav Klimt, and Egon Schiele to the modern artist Saner, Shepard
Fairey, and the culture surrounding him.
Through the years Tuto’s art has evolved keeping street art as the main source of influence mixing acrylics and spray paint in his pieces. His subject matter tends to encompass the mass media and how it influences the modern day human being portrayed as a human body with a floating TV-head.
During the past few years, his pieces have made their way around to the world famous walls of Wynwood Art District. Tuto is currently earning his Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts at the Miami International University of Art and Design.
Hannah | Alabama
For as long as I can remember, the beach has always been my favorite place to be. When I couldn't be at the beach, I would be in the pool, at the river, or in a lake. Now that I'm older, I am a certified scuba diver and I jump at any chance to get underwater, no matter where it is. I am now studying art at the University of Alabama, where I am a member of the Marine Science Club and I am planning on using my art degree to work to promote ocean conservation. I've learned that you can tell people about the danger the ocean is in all you want, but until they see it for themselves, they won't think twice about it. Art is the outlet that brings everyone together to become the change that the ocean needs by allowing them to actually see it for themselves, they won't think twice about it. Art is the outlet that brings everyone together to become the change that the ocean needs by allowing them to actually see what is happening. I am so proud to be able to be a part of the creative outlet that helps inform people.
Corinne | Canada
Creating has always been a fundamental part of my life. I grew up in Sarnia, Canada , around Lake Huron where I would spend my summer days at the beach drawing pictures in the sand. I have been fascinated by the ocean for as long as I can remember. Even if I never got a chance to live close to one, its a main source of inspiration for my artwork. Watching nature documentaries is also a hobby of mine! I express myself through illustration and I want to inspire people to be compassionate and kind towards our planet.
WANT TO BECOME A FEATURED BB&Y ARTIST?
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