Dancing with Sea Lions
The Dancing With Sea Lions project began as a fundraiser for the 20th Anniversary of the Florence Events Center. The volunteers of the Florence Arts, Culture, and Entertainment nonprofit group (previously known as the Friends of the FEC) headed up this project in conjunction with the Florence Events Center Staff. Twenty life size sea lion sculptures were each painted by a different artist. All of them were displayed with their sponsors along the Oregon Coast till October of 2016, when they were then purchased by businesses and individuals. Fifteen of them are still publicly displayed in Florence and near by coastal locations. See our 'Where are they now' map for their current locations, and check our blog for updates. Share your Dancing Sea Lion pics with us and we'll add them to our Gallery of images.
Project Name: Butterflies
Artist Karylynn Keppol took her three favorite things: Butterflies, sunsets, and complimentary colors – and created Butterflies.
Inspired by storytelling and fantasy, Keppol says Butterflies is a textural work along whimsical lines and a sense of magic. Believing that images should tell a story or make people feel something, with that in mind, Keppol felt she wanted to instill a sense of joy and wonder in those who see her work. Most of her illustrations are made with traditional media that are scanned in and mixed with digital coloring.
A swarm of butterflies surround Butterflies Sea Lion, where they begin to part... revealing the beginnings of a sunset. Keppol said she has always loved sunsets and butterflies and that they allow her to import an expressive sense of magic and whimsy.
Keppol used M. Grahm & Company acrylic paints and airbrush medium.