Founding Directors, Page 3
Leslie Wallace-Coon, Artist
The inspiration of my works come from everyday life, from the visible world of people, animals, and my surroundings. What I see are humorous contradictions and extremes, all working to make art real for me. Domestic animals are the inspiration because of the humorous physical and “super imposed” human characteristics I see in them. The relationships between men and women and their pets are also a very large part of my portfolio. I focus on stories within details so that the viewer will find themselves wondering into my pieces. I consider myself an illustrator with a sculptural leaning. My goal is to create work that compels you to look, laugh, and become caught up in the same attention to details and subjects that inspire me.
Lynn Wilson, Artist
Plein air artist Lynn Wilson is drawn to capturing the moment of repose as nature bathes the vista with light. While being inspired by a wide variety of subjects, she is particularly fascinated with water. The local scenes of this small riverside town of Aplachicola, Florida and its intriguing surroundings affords this artist with endless subject matter that delights the eye. She is dedicated to capturing this moment in time while this delightful area is still pristine and untouched by the sprawling traffic-filled urban landscape of ever-expanding modern living.
Lynn is the founder of the Pastel Society of Apalachicola (PSA), the Artists of Apalachicola Association (AAA), and a founding member of the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts (GALA). She is a director on the Apalachicola History, Culture, and Arts Board, a board member of the Franklin County Education Foundation and is a member of the Franklin Cultural Arts Council, as well as a board member of Viscaya Museum and Gardens (Miami, Florida) for 20 years.