"Feeling challenged and proud, I want to make anything I see out of this beautiful live material -- concrete. Using unconventional hand made molds for almost of my pieces. Trying to stay within my concept of nature and recycling allows me to create pieces with textures and colors that are each very unique to themselves...I love that others love what I am doing, most importantly , what I am doing for myself and my mind. Creating takes me to a new level of passion and excitement."
"My art is a composite of reflections from my life: Southern and coastal landscapes, travel, and visual memories. I am drawn to themes of light and color, like those at the beginning and end of the day, seasonal changes, and scenes from nature like the beach, lake and river."
"My inspiration came from nature, experiences with plant medicine, mysterious dreams and my personal inner child healing journey.
My art will continue to evolve and change throughout out the time, and I believe the vivid colours are an absolute must in our human experience.
So instead communicating with words or language, let us connect with the pure energy from art!
Amy Cooper is the creator of Perched Porch, a concrete sculpture business. What started as a backyard hobby in July of 2021, quickly turned into a passio. Amy loves to spend time outside, on her porch, in her garden soaking in all of the beauty and sounds of nature. She has always loved creating and an urge to start making pottery, so she began thinking about concrete with its quick set time. She started by making small simple tea light holders and small pots using containers I had recycled from around the house as molds.
After many failed attempts Amy was determined to make just one piece turn out how she envisioned, and when it did, her fascination with concrete was cemented. She uses unconventional handmade molds for almost of all of her pieces. She creates lamps, pendant lights, bowls, planters, wind chimes, vases, serving ware, and jewelry!
She works within the concept of nature and recycling allows me to create pieces with textures and colors that are each unique.
Rebecca grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, and lived in Charleston, South Carolina for a few years before moving to Dothan, Alabama in 1986. After graduating from Belhaven University, she worked in the accounting field, later spending several years as a Realtor.
Rebecca finds that she enjoys the problem-solving aspects of painting, as well as the freedom to break some rules! She's a self-described “late blooming” artist.
Rebecca usually draws inspiration from a collection of stored images in her mind. Her paintings are from memories that evolve as they grow from the brush and palette. She begins with a general vision, then gains clarity with the progression of the process of creating. Her method is fluid as many times she will change as she goes, especially when working in the cold wax medium. She views each piece as an artistic journey.
Kate is originally from Taiwan and moved to sweet home Alabama in 2021 (New Brockton). As a fresh new foreigner in the south, she re-discovering herself through creating art and movement from yoga.
Kate primarily uses acrylic paint, but she also really enjoys experimenting on new media from local area of the Wiregrass.
"Some of my most cherished childhood memories are the summer visits with my Nana and aunts. Those times were filled with exploring, reading, and creating. They instilled in me a deep love for storytelling - both through words and images. Each piece I create tells a story, and I hope their stories resonate with others."
"I am very sentimental by nature so drawing from my memory or recognizable objects from my childhood is almost compulsive and allows me to connect to others at a familiar way."
"My artistic style represents the lighter and brighter side of life - joy, happiness, love, harmony, whimsy. I love color! I am inspired by nature predominantly, with a deep affection for flowers, whimsical animals, and abstracts. My hope is for others to feel a sense of delight or even peace and calm when they view my art. As long as you feel happy and delighted, I have done exactly what I set out to do. I paint from my heart, and I hope my art speaks to yours!"
Alli McAfee is the self-taught artist of Bower Bird Creations. Her work is a love letter to nature and old-world folklore - her main subjects. As a child, a profound love for literature inspired her to write plays and short stories for which she would create costumes and illustrations. This early exploration of merging visual art and literature became an intrinsic part of her creative process.
While she creates work in a variety of mediums, her true passion lies with watercolor for its diversity. Her work uses unique and whimsical color palettes with murky undertones and is often embellished with gold accents and moss.
Hayley Meyers is also known as Babysnakes Art was born in Birmingham and raised in Dothan, Alabama. She is self-taught, and known for her use of watercolors in a mixed media format. Her work has been described as “nostalgic” which Hayley thinks is a perfect description for it.
Hayley primarily works with watercolor and paper by constructing familiar objects and items to create watercolor assemblages. By cutting out and pasting her her paintings to more paper, she creates depth within the frame, bringing her art to life.
Lisa Reid of Dothan, Alabama, is a painter, wife, mother, and grandmother. Her favorite and primary medium is acrylic on canvas. She is a lifelong student of art and loves creating bold, colorful pieces. She primarily works with acrylic, also dabbling in watercolor and mixed media. She constantly learns and evolves as an artist, a human, and a creative.
Lisa truly enjoys taking art classes to hone her skills, learn new techniques, or become inspired in ways she wouldn’t have on her own. She believes her art represents something different for every individual and hopes that her art brings the viewer peace, happiness or calm.
"The emotions I feel, in reaction or reflection, going through everyday life, are often where I get my greatest inspiration. My goal is to capture that within my art.
I treat collage like a puzzle. piecing the parts of the whole together, placing and replacing, until it feels complete. I think my art - and my process - is an allegory for life and how I approach it. I'm always learning, shifting, and changing for the better towards a whole "me", while enjoying exactly where I am, in the present."
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a desire to create and a distinct curiosity about everything I come in contact with. As an artist, I draw inspiration from the world around me, and pop culture has a prominent influence in my work. My art is a reflection of the creativity that the climate of our society can inspire. I hope to create work that is both lively and thought-provoking and that resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.”
"Don’t we all wish for something to stop us during our busy day? Something that makes us pause, dig in to the present moment, and enjoy our surroundings?
My work focuses on that pause. With elegant forms, texture that draws you in, and charcoal shading that emphasizes the little details, these moody florals are the bold statement piece that your space needs."
Lindsay Roth is a self-taught artist from Marietta, Georgia now based in Dothan, Alabama. She's a multi-disciplinary artist primarily working in the medium of collage.
Lindsay also is a wife and mother of three three boys.
Lynsey West is an artist and mother of four children based from Dothan, Alabama. A graduate of Auburn University in Apparel Design and Production Management, Lynsey has recently re-immersed herself in her creative work.
Her primary medium is acrylic paint, and her art is influenced by both social climate and pop culture.
Kim Whaley is a mixed media artist and mother creating in deep south Alabama. She is drawn to making the things around her more beautiful, whether that be with interior design, choices in clothing, or painting and drawing. Kim started showing her work in school shows in kindergarten and never stopped.
She graduated with a Studio Art degree from Troy University, and has been creating professionally since. You will often find her enjoying the moment with a cup of hot tea in hand and a lovely little girl on her hip.