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meet the flow team!

Robin Shields, Owner and Artist

I was born and raised in Jacksonville and moved to the beaches in 2003 where I currently live. I have a beautiful family: my husband Bill of 20 years, three sons, and a very large extended family who are full of fun. I've been richly blessed to be supported and surrounded by them and the wonderful friends in my life. I've been a creative soul from the very beginning. I love every aspect of the arts, from poetry to the fine arts and music. I enjoy people and love connecting them with creative atmospheres like Flow Studio.

I am a local artist who works with multi media materials, primarily textured art and alcohol inks. I currently serve on the jury board at The Attic at Archway Gallery, where local artists display and sell their work. I have coached creative and contemplative workshops for women's conferences in the Beaches area. It's one of my greatest desires to learn and grow with new friends and have fun together with the art experience.

I hope to meet you soon!

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Brittany Kurtz, Textiles Artisan

 

Brittany Kurtz is a born & raised native of the Beaches who currently resides in Jacksonville with her crazy pup, Herbie. She is an alumni of St. Paul’s at the Beaches, Bishop Kenny and UNF, where she received her degree in Business Management.

While at UNF, Brittany began managing her father’s design and build firm, Kur-Star Construction. It was here Brittany learned her love of entrepreneurship, design & the importance of quality service and ingenuity. After the tragic passing of her father, Brittany helped her brother start a new design & build firm, Kurco Construction. She is currently the Director of Business Development with Kurco.

 

During her years at UNF, Brittany fell in love with crafting as a creative outlet. As a child, she had always crafted with her mother & the flame was reignited once again. She specifically fell in love with fiber art; she considers herself a fiber art enthusiast as she is obsessed with all things patterned, colored, and textured.

In January 2017, she founded Firetrove to bring her free-spirited aesthetic to life. Her personal motto, along with Firetrove’s, is to Live Magically. Firetrove showcases her personal fiber art creations as well as her friend’s art & jewelry plus vintage goods and upcycled goods. She currently "pops-up" at local markets and events around town & is incredibly excited to be teaching Weaving 101 workshops at Flow Studio!

Caitlin Baiata Flynn, Artist

Caitlin received her Master’s in Art Education from Pratt Institute. She has worked in many different settings, from Art Museums to Inner City, her youngest student is 9 months and her most senior is 82. She believes it is never too early or late to begin the creative process. When Caitlin moved to Florida via NYC she began teaching private art classes and later created ARTworks-Jax.

Caitlin’s personal work is inspired by light, people, and life. Caitlin creates figurative collage works with strong impasto brushstrokes, vibrant colors and patterns, depicting memories of moments frozen in time. She exhibited throughout NYC, and as far as Santiago, Chile. She continues to paint and exhibit in Jacksonville, FL.

Jacqueline Cason, Artist

Jacqueline is a former high school art teacher who has worked in the field of art education at the secondary and college level for the last 26 years.

She has worked in admissions for three prominent, fully-accredited colleges of Art and Design. She has critiqued countless portfolios; guiding students toward quality work that would earn scholarships to these distinguished institutions.

 

She teaches all levels of drawing, acrylic painting, design, mixed media, garment construction, furniture up-cycling and pet portraiture.

Kristina Hoover, Artist

Kristina Hoover, of Kristina Hoover Fine Art, is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida. She attended Memphis College of Art, where she received her BFA in printmaking, and Clemson University where she earned her Master's of Fine Art degree.

Kristina's work has appeared nationally in such places as the High Point Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis, and Columbia College in Missouri. She lived in the Greenville, SC area for five years, where she taught Printmaking, 2-D Design, and Drawing as an Adjunct Professor of Art for Lander University and Converse College.

       

As a printmaker, the majority of her recent work has been in the relief process. Inspired by life, her prints investigate the notion of color, pattern, and the everyday, transforming ordinary life into something new and unexpected.

Roseann Egidio, Artist

Roseann is a native of New Jersey, and has lived in Jacksonville for the past decade. Her previous career was as an art director in New York City.  She has been working in watercolors for years.  As a member of the Jacksonville Watercolor Society, Roseann has won many awards.

 

Roseann is currently is the Art Teacher for grades K-12 at Mainspring Academy, a school for students with autism and special needs. She also teaches watercolor through community education at Fletcher High School.  Roseann has also demonstrated at the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville, and has been a recipient of the Jacksonville Community Foundation Grant for Individual Artists.  Her work has appeared on the cover of New Smyrna Magazine. She was also senior “Artist in Residence” for the Arts in Medicine Program at UF Health (Shands) Hospital in Jacksonville. She says, “Watercolor is my passion! It is the most exciting and unpredictable medium there is!”

Follow Roseann on Facebook at Roseann Egidio Watercolors. 

Holly Mcilvaine, Fiber Artisian

Holly is a self-taught fiber artisian with over a decade of experience who spends her time crocheting, crafting, exploring nature and finding adventure with her beautiful family. She is a member of the Craft Yarn Council and Crochet Guild of America; currently working on her Master Crochet Certification. Holly is excited to lead others to their personal discovery of the peace crochet brings. She has a passion for helping others find comfort in crochet through their own cozy creations and a calm mind filled with creativity.

Valery Sherrin, Jewelry Artisan

An Atlantic Beach native, Valery is a self-taught jewelry artisan. Having a background in communications and marketing she began her career managing and operating a direct marketing company in Salt Lake City, UT. Her 18-hour days were spent teaching the "in's and out's" of direct sales. It was there that she realized her passion for teaching, not sales. A year later she continued her college career pursuing a second degree in Education. During this time, she met her husband and married in 2006. Together they have two boys, Tanner and Deegan. 

 

Valery began making jewelry as a teenager, upcycling jewelry found in local antique stores. Her style has always had a bohemian, hippie-vibe. In between mothering and teaching at Yoga-Mix, she loves to teach workshops to equip others with a skill and a creative outlet. Valery has served the Beaches community participating in craft shows, festivals, privately held parties and workshops since 2014.

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