Meet the Artists

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Monika Watson grew up in post-war Austria, and later worked as a commercial artist in France.  After moving to the U.S., she decided to pursue her dream of professionally exhibiting and selling her own art work, a dream that has come true.

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She has been a resident of Gulfport for 13 years.  After several experiments with other media in an attempt to “texturize” her paintings, she tried firing and glazing various clay shapes and incorporating them into her work.  This has since become her signature style: acrylic paintings with an extra sense of liveliness from the sparkle and reflection of the clay pieces, changing as the light varies.

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Sea life, scenes of nature and animals, and villages are frequent subjects of her work, imagined fancifully in bold colors.
Watson has more recently been working on pieces contained behind glass with a shadowbox effect.

To see a few more examples of Monika’s work, click here.  Or see them in living color by visiting us at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery!

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“Flame-Chased Metal” Sculptor Kevin Webb

"Flame-chased" metal artist Kevin Webb

“Flame-chased” metal artist Kevin Webb

Working out of his own 10th Avenue West Studios in the Bradenton Art Village, Webb crafts a metal menagerie of Florida wildlife, including fish, crabs, geckos and turtles. He developed his signature coloring process when a friend who worked with copper enameling was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease and could no longer safely use a kiln.

A "flame-chased metal" crab by Kevin Webb

A “flame-chased metal” crab by Kevin Webb

He attempted to develop a method of “cold enameling” for her, and though the experiment was unsuccessful, it resulted in the “flame-chased metal” process he has used on his art work ever since.

A "wino fish" by Kevin Webb

A “wino fish” by Kevin Webb

With a torch, each piece is colored with a mix of polymer enamels and epoxy sealants, with a high gloss finish achieved from the curing process. The art works are weather-resistant and can be displayed indoors or outdoors. Webb uses recycled materials as much as possible, including roofing metals, wine bottles and fencing wire.

Kevin Webb poses with two of his giant "flame-chased metal" geckos in front of his 10th Avenue West Studios

Kevin Webb poses with two of his giant “flame-chased metal” geckos in front of his 10th Avenue West Studios

Webb’s art work is available in galleries throughout the country. Domain Home Accessories & Gallery is the exclusive retailer of his work in the Tampa Bay area.

Assorted sea life by Kevin Webb

Assorted sea life by Kevin Webb

To enjoy a few more photos of Kevin’s work, click HERE.

Watercolorist Ron Czerniec

Watercolor Artist Ron Czerniec

Watercolor Artist Ron Czerniec

While raising his family in Northern Virginia, Ron Czerniec pursued a successful career as a high-level financial officer with USA Today for 23 years. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006, which necessitated his departure from the newspaper operation in 2008. Since that time, he has passionately pursued his creative outlet of watercolor painting, in which he had only dabbled in previous years.

He has become a prolific watercolorist, including many depictions of Florida scenes he has captured since moving to St. Petersburg.

Czerniec has also passionately pursued outreach, education and advocacy for Parkinson’s for the past several years. His forthcoming book, “A Life Interrupted – Invaluable Lessons Learned in my Dance with Parkinson’s,” details his own journey with Parkinson’s and offers help and hope for others living with the same or other chronic, “life-interrupting” conditions. Czerniec explains, “I call Parkinson’s ‘a perfect marriage; it never quits, is always there for you and increases its devotedness to you over time.’ Like a perfect marriage, there are good times, bad times, hope, sadness, happiness, emotional times and real learnings.”

Domain offers both original works and prints by Ron Czerniec. The artist donates 10% of all proceeds from his art work to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Click HERE to view more examples of Ron’s work.

Artist John DeGiorgio

Artist John DeGiorgia

Artist John DeGiorgia

John DeGiorgio is a recent transplant to Gulfport.  He creates images that present themselves to him both in actuality and in imagination.  He works in graphite, colored pencils, charcoals and other media, primarily on paper.  He has also worked in painting and murals.

"Once Upon" expresses a Surrealist attitude.

“Once Upon” expresses a Surrealist attitude.

In New York, he was fond of capturing quick candid portraits in the city’s subways.  His figure studies range from models to people on the street to friends.  Other works include faces and bodies and body parts amid surrealist landscapes.

His guided “journeys” for people exploring art and creativity include one-night group “Paint Dates,” as well as more intensive multi-week self-portraiture projects called “Shedding the Mask.”

a female figure study

a female figure study

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A male image amid swirling colors

Domain offers both originals and prints by John DeGiorgio.