In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with local artists Jasmine Jones and Katlin Spain of the amazing Ocean Blues Studio.
We talk about how each of them got started as individual artists, how they met, and how they formed Ocean Blues Studio; an amazing place where create and showcase their art, all in one place.
More about Ocean Blues Studio
Born and raised here in Key West, Jones grew up immersed in color. From the vibrant flora and fauna that thrive on the island, to the picturesque sunsets and ocean seascapes, there was always plenty to draw inspiration from.
She creates her artwork using a combination of alcohol inks, acrylic paint and resin layers to create a body of work with a greater depth than traditional two dimensional paintings. Her paintings focus on vibrant colors, particularly the blues of the ocean, from which the name of the studio is derived.
Originally from Kansas, Spain immediately fell in love with Key West.
In her studio practice, Spain works to deconstruct familiar shapes & associations by changing their colors, textures, & patterns. She carefully curates them into landscape-like environments where these new objects can coexist.
It is in these vivid other-worldly scenes that the viewer can allow themselves to exist in a land of the sweetness & the phenomena of the ‘new.’
Local Artist Collective
Artist Workspace & Gallery, showcasing contemporary and abstract artists of the Florida Keys.
For the month of April, I will be showcasing all of my art (backyardsofkeywest.com) at their studio!!
Be on the lookout for my own gallery space at the Mallory Square Mall too – right across from Ocean Blue Studio!!
291 Front Street, Suite 114
Key West, FL 33040
Monday — Saturday
10am — 5pm