These two artists – Bill McCoy and Tom Powers - have contrasting styles. Bill McCoy captures Florida’s environment featuring wildlife, landscapes, marine sunrises, clouds and seas, whereas Tom Powers captures architecture and interior spaces.
William R McCoy - Following a diverse career in retailing, the aerospace industry and advertising, Bill opened his own design studio in Hartford Connecticut specializing in design projects, annual reports, and corporate marketing programs.
In 1997, upon arriving in Melbourne, Bill immersed himself in the arts community studying with Frits Van Eeden, Bill Shultz and attending workshops with regional and nationally known artists. He is past president of The Artists Guild of Brevard and The Strawbridge Art League.
A traditional oil painter with impressionist influences, Bill’s subject matter reflects Florida’s environment, featuring wildlife, landscapes, marine sunrises, clouds and sea.
An avid plein air painter, Bill believes the outdoor painting experience can be transferred to the studio, and produces better results when painting from photos.
Tom Powers- Retiring in 2003, Tom renewed his interest in art that he enjoyed in high school. He began painting in oils, spending most of his time painting outdoors, from life. The joy and relaxation from this experience left him wanting to paint everyday. He does just that. He now paints in acrylic, and gravitates toward structures, finding great interest in architecture and interior spaces.
He likes buildings because they mean something to everyone. They have a history that everyone can identify with. Buildings evoke memories! Interior spaces interest him because they usually involve two kinds of light, the warm interior light along with cool outside light.
Tom finds this play of temperatures very interesting and challenging.
The public is welcome to an Opening Reception Friday, February 1, 2013 – 5:30 – 8:30 – Art & Antique Studio & Gallery – 321-253-5553 - 1419 Highland Avenue – Eau Gallie Arts District