William Meyer loves to paint – any type of painting, from stencils on walls to his own 36″ by 24″ abstract art. He also enjoys interior decorating in homes and offices, including faux finishes on walls, ceilings, Venetian plaster and even furniture.
Meyer has moved his previous Atlantic Beach gallery to 370 Fourth Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach. He also changed the name of the gallery from The Artistree to the SO Gallery (Sublime Original) after toying around for a while with the idea of calling it The Soul Gallery.
Well-known Beach artist Jim Draper is sharing the new gallery with Meyer – with Draper’s flora, fauna and landscape art next to Meyer’s abstract expression pieces. Other artists will also be showing their work from time-to-time.
In addition to paintings, the SO Gallery sells faux and chalk painted furniture pieces and other imported furniture accessories. Meyer also has added equipment that can be used to put prints on canvas in the studio.
Meyer will soon be teaching art classes at the gallery. Topics will include stencils, color theory, abstract and textures, with other classes being added at request. The gallery sells a variety of paint and other art supplies for artists.
“We moved here because this is a good location and it’s closer to the beach,” Meyer says. “It’s giving us good opportunities to collaborate with architects and designers too.”
SO Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for now, but may change hours as it gets settled.