The Arts & Humanities Council highlights hundreds of local artists working in visual arts, music, theater, literature, filmmaking and more.

Contact information is included so that visitors can not only see the wide variety of talent in our community, they can also purchase artwork or hire professional services from artists and performers of all disciplines.

Check back often as listings are added regularly.

Photo of Camille Blue Amy Camille AmyAuthor

Camille Blue Amy is from Kentucky and spends her winters in Punta Gorda, Florida and summers in Portland, Ontario. She and her husband, John, are the parents of three grown children and have three grandchildren. She has been writing since she was 70 years old and had two books completed and published. Previously, she was an art dealer and gallery owner.…

Photo of Kelly Pearl Atkinson Kelly AtkinsonPainter
Photo of Gina Battle Gina BattlePainter

Gina L Battle. is an abstract & performance artist, a freelance writer, and model. Abstract art gives her a voice to express herself through intuition and emotions. Painting gives her permission to finally draw outside the lines, allowing her limitless freedom to create. The intention is to provide thought-provoking, diverse work, and to “have a lot of fun doing it!”

She is a member of the Downtown Merchants Association in Punta Gorda, Florida, a thriving, exhilarating arts community. …

Photo of James Beech James BeechPainter
Photo of Lee Blizard Lee BlizardPainter

Paul and I retired to Punta Gorda (on the Water) in l997. We have lived on water since he joined IBM in 1967. I have 5 grandchildren. 3 here in FL.w/ my daughter, Michelle and 2 out in Oregon with my son, Tor. I belong to the Arts and Humanities Council and work as a Site coordinator for them.…

Photo of Nancy Briechle Nancy BriechlePainter
Photo of Diane Brooks Diane BrooksJeweler
Photo of Wanda Carter Wanda CarterPainter
Photo of John “Dedo” Cristina John “Dedo” CristinaMix Media Artist, Sculpter, Painter

Dimensional, figurative, and fun

Photo of Thelma Daida Thelma DaidaWater Colorist

With my career demands, I was not able to pursue my artistic interests until moving to Florida. I began by taking watercolor classes at the Visual Arts Center with Kathy Bostwick, and have attended numerous workshops with other instructors such as Maxine Masterfield, Mary Anne Beckwith, Kathleen Conover, Helga Flower, and Liz Hutchinson, all of whom were a great influence on my work. …

Photo of Marilyn Dorsey Marilyn DorseyPainter

I do mostly birds, as I just love watching them. I also do flowers and boats.

Photo of Janie Duke Janie DukeGlass Fusion
Photo of Karen Gettle Bell Karen Gettle BellPaper Cutter Artist and Violinist

As a native Ohio farm girl, I spent much of my time creating my own entertainment.  My passions, from the time I was four, were playing my violin, playing outdoors, and playing with paper.   My mother would always give me scissors and paper to cut and paste, create some, often times obscure pictures, or just to cut. …

Photo of Paul Guilmette Paul GuilmetteSculpter
Photo of Kimberley Ann Heffley Kimberley HeffleyPainter, Sculptor, Mix Media

Self taught artist finally comfortable enough to claim the title and exploring the possibilities…

Photo of Deanna Housfeld Deanna HousfeldPainter
Photo of Liz Hutchinson-Sperry Liz Hutchinson-SperryPainter
Photo of Janet Jennings Janet JenningsPainter

Decorative painting, furniture, cards, landscape, folk style, and children’s themes, wall art acrylic paintings.

Photo of Pamela Jones Pamela JonesMixed Media
Photo of Susan Kapuchinski Susan KapuchinskiPainter
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