Meet Some of the Full-Time Resident Artists of Artisan Village of Amelia
Artisan Village of Amelia Island is a village of local artisans who create, teach and showcase unique local art in historic Fernandina Beach, Florida. Our local resident artists create and display a wide variety of unique artwork in various mediums including paint, photography, resin-epoxy, metal, sculpture, encaustics, glass, wood, pottery, and much more. Follow Artisan Village to join us for special events, live outdoor music, workshops, public art exhibitions and the celebration of local artisans who currently make Artisan Village their home away from home! Stop by the art gallery at Artisan Village in Fernandina Beach to appreciate this amazing local artwork.
Local Amelia Island artist Julie Delfs moved to Fernandina Beach in 2016. She was drawn to the ocean and the relaxed island lifestyle which is her greatest inspiration. In the Summer of 2018, she decided to follow her dream of opening a local art gallery featuring studios and classes for all ages. With the help of a small group of passionate local artists, Artisan Village of Amelia was born.
Julie's main style of artwork involves resin-epoxy which is a fluid material that lends itself well to a “just let it flow” type of attitude that is perfect for the island life. Pouring, swiping and drizzling paint are techniques often used in her creative process. Rarely is a paint brush involved in her style; instead she uses her hands, popsicle sticks, straws and many other unconventional tools. In this wild goop of mixed mediums, Julie uses different types of paints, epoxys and other chemicals which are then mixed and torched to a glass like finish.
I am excited to have recently moved to Amelia Island with my teenage daughter to be a part of the vibrant art community at Artisan Village! I graduated from Parsons School of Design in NYC and Teachers College, Columbia University. For the past 20 years I have been teaching art in the public schools in New York. I have had my paintings shown in group exhibits at the Katonah Center for the Arts in New York, the Pearl River Library in New York, and a solo exhibition at the Park Ridge Library in New Jersey.
Currently, I am teaching art to students K-8 at the Fernandina Beach Christian Academy, and spending the rest of my time at the studio working on illustrations for t-shirts, cards and more for my company, Island Girl Illustration. My website can be found at islandgirlillustration.com, and you can follow me on Facebook at Island Girl Illustration and Instagram at andrealangelee.
Kendyl is a young aspiring artist, and at 19 has found a huge passion for acrylic pouring and all forms of art. She grew up in Fernandina Beach, and graduated high school in 2017. Kendyl comes from a family of artists, and her art can be seen locally, at Color It Green, in downtown Fernandina Beach. Kendyl gets a lot of inspiration from nature and the universe, and likes to experiment with color and texture.
Lynne Pilkerton grew up in Nashville Tennessee. Having studied fine arts in college and living in Europe for 4 years gave her opportunity to explore many European art movements. After Lynne retired from being a school director and her children were grown she returned to her passion of art. Lynne has had her work in over 20 different art galleries and shows in Tennessee and Florida. Currently Lynne is also a resident artist at Blue Door Art Gallery in Fernandina Beach.
She finds her inspiration from the light and shadows in nature. The way the clouds look on the ocean as the sun sets just is mesmerizing to her. “To capture that would be the “rapture”.
“Painting and clay work are therapy for me. Art has brought me inner peace and contentment.”