Shakers American Cafe proudly allows local artists to display their works art at our restaurant. We believe our community is reflected through the arts and we are happy to give our artist the exposure. Many paintings displayed in the restaurant are original works at moderate prices and some are reproductions. Come to Shakers American Cafe to see our featured artists and please support our local talent.
Angels Among Us
Mixed Media Original Paintings by
Loris textured watercolor paper or crescent board with watercolors, liquid acrylics and colored inks by pouring or stamping using lace, fabric, plastic, paper, cardboard, vegetable sacks, etc. When dry, the textured paper or board was cut or torn into 5” x 7” pieces. These were looked at from all directions to find angel, animal and bird shapes in the textures. Then these shapes were brought out by negative painting around them with acrylics. Occasionally the lace or fabric was used as collage in the paintings. The paintings were then sealed with a clear acrylic glaze.
All paintings are original 5” x 7” attached to an 8” x 10” mat inside a standard 8” x 10” frame. Paintings are priced $60.00 each.
Loris is now with her angels after passing away in April 2013. Following her retirement from being a Registered Dietician in St. Louis County, Missouri and Southwestern Illinois, Loris took up various artistic pursuits at her home in Collinsville, Illinois that included primarily abstract painting. She studied under various masters throughout the US. Mrs. Butterfield’s artwork comes to Shakers by way of her son Bob Butterfield who resides in College park and is a frequent diner at the café.
My artwork is born for my need to express motivation, encouragement, inspiration, and hope for myself and others. I don’t want my art work to be just another pretty picture, but a tool that when you look at it, it serves as a reminder for you that you can have hope, live your dreams, be different, overcome insecurities ,heal, have fun, run after your passions, and smile! Art has always been a big part of my life. I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I used to love to staple paper together to create little books and illustrate stories like Cinderella. It was my escape from a not so happy childhood to happy lands where girls ruled and wore beautiful dresses and the Princess was the hero.
My hope is that my inspirational art work invokes motivation within you to overcome those obstacles that try to stop you from venturing out onto your own path towards your dreams by capturing images that show perseverance, hope and dreams through my whimsical characters.
My name is Margie Forestier and I am an artist, youth care worker at an emergency shelter for at-risk youth, mother of two beautiful children, and always looking for a way to make this world a better place. Every purchase helps to support causes that empower women and help at risk children. Your purchase helps to touch lives, thank you for that!
Marsha Hess Rose
Marsha Hess Ross is a retired art educator. She resides in Orlando, Florida. She taught art education for OCPS for 34 and a half years, teaching pre-schoolers through adult education. She taught art in a Special Ed. School in Orange County for 20 years. Marsha has a degree in Art Education from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois, and a graduate degree in S.L.D., from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
Marsha loves bright, bold colors, and enjoys painting with watercolor paint, acrylics and also enjoys drawing with colored pencils, markers and pencil. She is very inspired by her own animals, and loves to paint from nature. She accepts commissions to paint pet portraits.
Prices are: $90 for an 8” x 10” painting (framed)
$85 for an 8” x 10” drawing (framed)
$55 for a 5” x 7” drawing (framed)
$60 for a 5” x 7” painting (framed)
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Cindy Thornton (b. 1975) is a contemporary illustrative painter currently residing in Orlando, Florida. She began actively pursuing art in 2005 by making her paintings available for purchase online. Her landscape paintings capture a whimsical mood through the use of bold colors and whimsical subject matter. She enjoys working with a range of styles that include: clean line style illustrations, colorful expressionism, and a little bit of surrealism. Cindy finds inspiration through music, Florida weather, personifying just about anything, and talking to kids. She has been able to connect with collectors across continents, work with children’s hospitals, hang art in galleries in Asia, as well as participate in local and regional art events here in the southeastern part of the US. Cindy currently works from her home studio and enjoys family life with her husband and three children.
Georgia Pearson Williams
Georgia Pearson Williams is a native Floridian who grew up in the Atlanta, Georgia area. While there she became involved in Theater, Ballet and the Visual Arts. In 1970 she received her B.A. Degree from Butler University with a Major in Dance. After college she began a 38 year career as a Flight Attendant, Leadership Facilitator and International Instructor with Delta Air Lines. She has traveled from Dubai to Shanghai, visiting all most all of the major world’s museums such as the Louvre in Paris, the Vatican in Rome, and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since her retirement in 2008, Georgia has shown many of her artistic works at various Orlando galleries and at the Orlando Museum of Art where she won the “People’s Choice Award” last year. She has also created and illustrated a Children’s Picture Book, “Captain Candy Cane and the Heart of Christmas.”
I am passionate about the color, texture and harmony I see everywhere through nature and across every spectrum of the overall human experience.
I creatively express myself through many media. Silk is my primary medium of choice—visually soft, intricate and layered, but strong – much like the strength of human connectedness and relationships.
I greet my art with the practice of color theory, applying the studies of the color wheel, color harmony and the context of how colors will be used in my work. These are done in acrylics – 4” x 9” –on paper and then floated on foam core.
My hope is that when you experience my art, you are inspired to reflect on the aspects of humanity that move you, and most importantly – you leave with feelings of joy.