"Art has always been an outlet and my saving grace. When I create, I do so intuitively; delving into the creative process I can get lost in the zone for hours." KayLynn Govoni is the sole owner and artist behind Seaside Arts by KayLynn. She is a calligrapher, muralist and illustrator. She has been exhibiting art since 1977. Her current style incorporates her love of color, patterns and finite details using acrylics, watercolors, pen and inks. Growing up on Cape Cod and living in Gloucester, MA since 1981 she is inspired by all things nature. Her art work cannot be compared to mass produced products as she designs every piece and makes each one, by hand, painting or drawing her varied details. No two pieces are exactly the same."
Melinda Nettles’ work is driven by story and character, and grounded in the relationship between critters, including people, and the places they inhabit. Maybe it’s something to do with sharing a surname with a stinging plant, but why-some-ever, she has a fondness for imperfect, scrappy things... jackrabbits and goats and other plucky creatures of elegant dishevelment... plus cactus, and scrub and scruff and bramble, you know. Also... garden plots with squash-vines throwing their arms all akimbo, and farmers’ markets and other such cultivated landscapes, not to mention the glorious things that come from them... sweet, ridged heirloom tomatoes picked ripe, the fig and the quince all shining and glorious even without any help from the cooks, but then! the croissant and the galette and all their cousins... Ah! those are an inspiration, too, don’t you know. To tie it all together, Mz. “Stinging” Nettles has a background in architecture, and a fondness for buildings that are a little wonky, a little rough around the edges, with history, and quirks, and character. The output of all this inspiration usually comes in the form of paintings and drawings, using gouache and watercolor, pencils and ink of all sorts, and block printing techniques... but she reserves the right to do it another way.