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Behind the Scenes with COCA

Artist Kathy Wilcox

"Behind the Scenes with COCA" showcases artists at work in their studios. We love to see the creative process and learn more about how our artists of all genres make their artistic magic happen. Enjoy these social media albums below, and submit your own album here.

Quia Atkinson

Behind the Scenes with COCA: QZ Design Gallery. Quia Atkinson, artist and owner of QZ Design Gallery, specializes in modern abstract and contemporary art with a focus on resin, mixed media, crystals, and glass. Her work is known for its visually stunning three-dimensional appearance with each piece being custom made and one of a kind. See Quia's feature here.

Jeff Ripple

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Jeff Ripple. Jeff is dedicated to poetic realism in landscape painting - the artistic union of an accurate depiction infused with his emotional response to the light and atmosphere on that landscape. Many of his studio paintings are from imagination, drawing from experiences, contemplation, and a sense of wonder in the landscape. See Jeff's feature here.

Debbie and Randy Brienen  

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Randy Brienen and Debby Brienen. Randy and Debby are a husband and wife art team working out of their home studio in Tallahassee, FL. Following social distancing guidelines, they recently held a front lawn art exhibit in their neighborhood. It was so enthusiastically received that they are planning to repeat at least once a quarter. See their feature here.

Kent Putnam 

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Kent Putnam. Kent is retired from a legal career and now devotes his time and efforts to photography. His favorite subjects include landscapes, architecture, and patterns of light and shadow. See Kent's feature here.

Jim Russell  

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Jim Russell Art. Jim is now immersed in painting works inspired by his emotional and experiential drives. Jim says he loves to paint everything but especially enjoys paintings heavy in emotional symbolism. See Jim's feature here.

Natalia Andreeva    

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Natalia Andreeva. Natalia is an artist from Novosibirsk, Siberia. During her classical education in the canons of European art, she was greatly influenced by eastern philosophy. See Natalia's feature here.

Deitra Kemmer

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Deitra Kemmer Deitra Kemmer is a self-taught artist who specializes in upcycled crafts. She enjoys taking found materials and turning them into something beautiful. See Deitra's feature here.

Marina Brown

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Marina Brown. Marina Brown is a writer, author, poet, painter, cellist, former ballet dancer, and traveler. See Marina's feature here.

Kathy Wilcox

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Wilcox Enamels (Kathy Wilcox) Artist Kathy Wilcox works with enamel, a vitreous powdered glass that is fused to copper by firing in a kiln. See Kathy's feature here.

Yoshiko Murdick

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Yoshiko Murdick Yoshiko Murdick is a watercolor artist living in Tallahassee. She was an oil painter in Japan before moving to the U.S. See Yoshiko's feature here.

Erica Passage

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Erica Passage This new spin on our Behind the Scenes features takes us into the studios of some of our favorite artists of all genres! See Erica's feature here.

Diane Dyal

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Diane Dyal Paintings Diane Beauvais Dyal has a small studio, but it suits her needs well. See Diane's feature here.

Ken Misner

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Ken Misner. Ken Misner's work is primarily about life in Florida and the American South. In his Tallahassee studio, he produces reality-based or abstract works. See Ken's feature here.

Terrie Corbett

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Terrie Corbett. This new spin on our Behind the Scenes features takes us into the studios of some of our favorite artists of all genres! See Terrie's feature here.

Lesley Nolan

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Lesley Nolan. This beautiful backyard studio was built by Lesley and her husband Dan in 1995. Since then it has been Lesley's home away from home. See Lesley's feature here.

Miriam Tellechea

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Miriam Tellechea. Miriam teaches violin and viola at her private studio to students of all ages. In addition to private instruction, she also performs with many orchestras in the region, including the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (GA), and the Mobile Symphony Orchestra. See Miriam's feature here.

Ruth Nickens

Behind the Scenes with COCA: Artist Studio of Ruth Nickens Ruth Nickens's Glass Creations had its humble beginnings on top of her washing machine. When she outgrew that, she built a bigger house with a huge garage, half of which was transformed into her studio. See Ruth's feature here.

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