Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a “Meet the Artists” event to showcase the art work of two artists, Kimberly Dawn Clayton and John Shevlin Jr. Both artists will be on hand to discuss their work and interact with visitors. This event is part of the Gulfport area Art Walk, held on the third Saturday of each month.
Domain Home Accessories & Gallery is one of Gulfport’s most popular retail locations. For over 12 years, they have offered functional art for the home in their small, colorful quarters. The store acquired some additional space in September, "& Gallery" which is now being used as the dedicated gallery exhibiting the work of local and regional artists. The work of over 40 artists is currently displayed and offered for sale.
Meet the Artists - Kimberly Dawn Clayton and John Shevlin Jr.
Saturday, February 16th, 2013, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be offered.
Domain Home Accessories & Gallery
3129 Beach Blvd. South
Gulfport, Florida 33707
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Normal business hours:
Mon: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kimberly Dawn Clayton, who hails from Chattanooga, has been a full-time artist for many years. She has been showing her work at Domain for nearly three years. She is fond of creating paintings and three-dimensional works using discarded items, including old lumber and plywood, doors, windows, clothing, musical instruments, automobiles, and even the occasional human. Her “folk art” is among the best-selling works at Domain.
At the “Meet the Artists” event, Clayton will be displaying new paintings, including several in her new “animals” series. She will also show painted lamps and lighting. Although her pieces have been collected by many locals, as well as celebrities and an ex-president, she believes in continuing to make her work accessible to as many people as possible by keeping it affordable.
Gulfport artist John Shevlin Jr. was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. He moved to southwest Florida in 1979, after earning his BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Bridgeport. He worked for over 20 years as an art director for an ad agency in Tampa, but returned to painting with a brush on canvas, which he feels is his true calling. He calls his signature style “Tropical Funk,” with its bold colors, strong graphics and a simplistic or tribal style. He enjoys using subject matter inspired by Florida and South Beach scenes. His sense of humor is a strong element in much of his work, including his “funky” fish, flamingos, crustaceans and penguin “snowbirds," complete with sunglasses. Frequent subjects of his “pop art" are palms and hibiscus blossoms. His fondness for martinis shows up in many humorous small paintings. He uses acrylics, often mixed with metallics, creating a unique texture and feel. In addition to his traditional paintings, Shevlin will be offering several new works that are treated and suitable for display in outdoor settings.
Shevlin's paintings are now featured in hundreds of local homes. His work has been collected internationally, and has recently been adopted by a Caribbean resort for décor in guest rooms, as well as the offices and public areas of a corporate headquarters.
Additional “Meet the Artists” events and openings are planned for Domain Home Accessories & Gallery on the third Saturday of each month, during Gulfport’s popular Art Walk. Artists and craftspersons will also be lining the sidewalks of scenic Beach Blvd. during the evening. The Art Walk scene includes independent shops, boutiques, live glassblowing at the Industrial Arts Center, live music venues, and Gulfport’s popular restaurants. Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.
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