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BIG ARTS welcomes three artists in a new exhibition, “Fresh paint,” in the Dunham family gallery.

Master artist Kathleen Conover exhibits her work, serves on exhibition juries, gives demonstrations and teaches workshops. She studied fine art at San Diego State University, completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Washington, and earned her Master of Arts at Northern Michigan University. Conover’s current involvement in the growing international watercolor scene includes invitations to exhibit, judge and demonstrate in China, Turkey, France, Belgium, Thailand and Greece. She was honored as one of 40 international watercolor masters to exhibit at the first exclusive watercolor museum in Qingdao, China, or the “Cradle of watercolors. His concerns are often represented allegorically in images of flora, fauna, landscapes and non-objective forms of expression. She likes the juxtaposition of organic elements — representing nature — and structural elements — human organization.

Cheryl Fausel is a nationally and internationally renowned watercolor artist who resides in Cape Coral. Among his many accomplishments are signature status of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, Tri-State Watercolor Society, and Florida Watercolor Society, goals rarely achieved by most artists. artists. Fausel is also a member of the National League of American Pen Women, the National Association of Women Artists, and the Florida Artists Group. She studied art and design at the Rochester Institute of Technology and worked in the art field for over 20 years while residing in Stuttgart, Germany. In addition to individual and group exhibitions, Fausel has been teaching watercolor for over 40 years.

Shah Hedjebi is a full-time watercolor artist residing in Sanibel. He graduated from Syracuse University and came from a family of artists: fine artists, architects, interior designers, industrial designers, photographers and furniture designers. Although he had been painting for the past 20 years, Hedjebi’s first artistic outlet was music, but over time he realized that painting was his most natural artistic expression and passion. He paints a wide variety of subjects ranging from animals and portraits to still lifes, classic automobiles and architecture. Living in southwest Florida has provided Hedjebi with endless subject matter: waders on the beach and at wildlife preserves, classic automobiles at local auto shows, and popular architectural landmarks. Her main goal is to bring some presence and mindfulness into a hectic world and to live a life where her inner and outer purpose are aligned.

Open to the public, there will be a wine and cheese artist reception on April 1st.

CHERYL FAUSEL “Alladin’s Lamp”

The exhibition will be on view until April 24.

For more information, visit or call 239-395-0900.

BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel.


Clifton L. Boyd