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Sanibel artist Alane Enyart is exhibiting artwork throughout September from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. The public is invited to view her work.
A lifelong artist, one of Enyart’s earliest memories is having a drawing published in the elementary school paper when she was in the first grade. That positive experience eventually led to a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Humanities with honors from Michigan State University. Over the years she has worked in several mediums including watercolor and pen and ink. Currently, Enyart is exploring color palettes, shapes and textures in acrylics. Her pieces burst with color and with fluid, organic forms.
“I call my style of painting ‘paint sculpting,’” explains Enyart. “I use no brushes or tools. I pour layers of paint on unstretched canvas to achieve fluid and dynamic shapes. The colors have a translucency that gives ‘life’ to the paintings. When finished, I stretch the canvas on stretcher bars. I coat some paintings with epoxy resin to ‘pop’ the colors and add a high gloss finish.”
Currently a full time, happily retired resident in Florida, Enyart enjoys having time for exploration of her art. She loves to spend time at the beach fishing and swimming. “Much of my inspiration comes from the beautiful sea and skies of the Gulf of Mexico,” she says.
Enyart was among 29 artists invited to have artwork showcased at Florida Southwest Regional Airport (RSW) from November 2018 to May 2019, representing to travelers the theme of “My Florida.” Her work has been featured in numerous shows locally and regionally. Enyart is a member of the San Cap Art League and the Alliance For The Arts in Fort Myers. For more information, go to sanibelcommunityhouse.net or visit sancapart.com