Investing in local artists by collecting their work, not only nourishes our creative class but also allows for a personal connection to artwork showcased in your home. DeLo Studios is a new downtown creative space opened by Wally Sears and Julia Starr Sanford, founder of Sublime Original Gallery in Jacksonville Beach. The gallery represents a variety of artists from near and far. Here is a selection of local works that would make a gorgeous addition to any home.


Insecta, Linda Broadfoot:Insecta is a modern-day Cabinet of Wonders. The artist book is a custom-made maple and poplar specimen box containing Giclée prints of Linda Broadfoot’s original 20X24 Polaroid image transfers inserted in shimmering silk organza pockets mounted on six hand-bound portfolios. $5,000


Sea Grape, Thomas Hager:Sea Grape is an archival pigment print on 100 percent rag cotton paper. Inspired by his extensive work with historic photographic processes, Thomas Hager combines technical skill and artistic sensibility to subtly manipulate pigments as they are absorbed into the rich textured paper creating atmospheric and painterly images. 30” x 30” (40” x 40” framed) $3,200


Shark’s Tooth, Jim Draper:Shark’s Tooth, a large oil painting on wood panel is part of Jim Draper’s Radical Naturalism body of work. Draper’s work, which includes drawing, painting, photography, video and writing, is informed by his constant exploration and study of the Southeast’s lush natural environment and its impact on human experience. 48” x 60” $3,200


Blue Horizon, Sears/Sanford: Blue Horizon is a large scale photographic print by Wally Sears and Julia Starr Sanford. With a new take on vintage film, Wally Sears merges ethereal light, bold form and surreal color.  With her fine art background and an eye for the extraordinary, Julia adds expressionistic explosion and a bold balance of light and shade. 56” x 61” $1,800


BA Outdoor Chair, Julia Starr Sanford: Furniture from Sublime Original’s Primitive Modern Collection and Modern Dutch Collection, made from silvered wood either smooth or gently textured, suitable for both indoor or outdoor use. 38” x 36” x 28 7/8” Call Sublime for pricing


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