First Friday Gallery Walk
Friday, July 1st
Gallery Hours 11am - 9pm
July's Featured Artist
Oil on Canvas
During First Friday Art Walk
Friday, July 1st, 6pm
"Hibiscus" Oil on Canvas
by Dee Roberts
Stop in and see what's new and don't forget to pick up a Shuttle Sticker for complimentary shuttle service to St. Augustine galleries between 6-9 pm on the night of the Gallery Walk.
Dee Roberts is highly recognized for her diverse skills as an artist. Her ability to capture a fleeting moment of light can mesmerize the viewer. Her goal as an artist is to catch the spirit of what she sees, in abstract form as well as through naturalistic nature and wildlife paintings. Regardless of the medium, her finished works are stunning. She works flawlessly with pastels, watercolor, collage and acrylic, and has garnered many top awards around Florida and Georgia. . Dee consistently surprises the viewer with the strength and confidence in her work. With minimal brushstrokes, her subjects come to life, seemingly ready to jump off the canvas.
Her work has been displayed in all the major museums and galleries in the Jacksonville area. Dee had a two person show at the Cummer and has art in the permanent collections of the University of North Florida and St Johns Country Day School, and AT&T and in the homes of many private collectors.
Dee went to the Philadelphia College of Art with a major in Illustration. She has won numerous awards for best painting, best pastel, best figure, and best watercolor painting. In 2010 she was named Watercolor Artist of the Year. She has attained signature status in the Florida Watercolor Society and was juried into the National Watercolor Society’s 2014 International Watercolor Show. Dee has had several important solo shows and currently shows at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery in St. Augustine, Florida.
"Marsh" Oil on canvas by Dee Roberts
BUTTERFIELD GARAGE GALLERY
FEATURED IN JIM BYERS TRAVEL ARTICLE
April 20, 2022
Sun, Shopping, Fab Food And Forts: Two Days In St. Augustine, Florida
Amazing history. Glorious outdoor adventures. Stunnning architecture. Lively art galleries. And terrific food and drinks.St. Augustine, Florida has been entertaining visitors for half a century, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Here’s a way to spend a great couple of days in the city.
Shop Till You Drop
St. Augustine is a fabulous spot for shoppers. Cool and Collected is a fun vintage and antiques store on San Marco Avenue, between El Castillo San Marcos and the Fountain of Youth. Antoinette’s Bath House is a lovely spot for bath products on King Street, in the heart of downtown. Outside of town off Highway 95 you’ll find the the St. Augustine Premium Outlets. You’’ll also find terrific galleries. When I was there, one of the downtown galleries was featuring works by both Dali and Dr. Seuss, an interesting combination if there ever was one. Butterfield Garage is a wonderful art spot on King Street, just a few blocks west of Colonial St. Augustine. You’ll find marvellous art from a number of local residents. I liked one of the paintings so much I bought it and took it home.
Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida. JIM BYERS PHOTO