Featured June Artists
Art is the perfect way to capture Coastal Life and keep it alive all year long. Our three artists
have done just that using ceramic flowers, unique garden stepping stones and “pigments of the imagination”.
Dot Truitt – “Growing up on the shore we were very isolated. If the hardware store or Sears did not have what
you wanted you made it! My favorite shamrocks would get leggy in the winter so I began making them from
clay on bamboo sticks.” At 86 Dot’s ceramic flowers make a perfect bouquet.
Carol Gentes – owner of Pigment of the Imagination with her popular “dotted art” pieces and a limited series
of her sought-after painted rocks. Some say the dotted art pieces look bejeweled, because the drops of paint
create a unique textural quality to the finished artwork. Each “dot” is carefully applied to the canvas or wood
surface with a metal needle or the flat end of a drill bit. The painted rocks are created with outdoor paint and
varnish, perfect for a fun accent in your garden. New pieces will be added throughout the month of June.
Margie Samero – Stepping Stones began in 2000 when a close friend gave Margie a big bucket of stained glass
scraps and said “here, maybe you can make something with this someday”. She quickly fell in love with all the
beautiful glass. It was glass made by a Pennsylvania Art Glass manufacture called Youghiogheny. The easiest
thing she could think of was to stick the glass into concrete and make a garden decoration. So “Stepp9ng
Stones: was born.
Margie begins the process with a big sheet of stained glass. She tracesher original pattern onto the glass then
cuts it by hand. Next comes a special type of concrete mixed by hand. The concrete is poured into a mold and
the glass is placed on top. Every stone gets a glass border and no border is alike making every stone one of
kind. Margie is literallydecorating yards across America one at a time.
Find all featured artists and their work in the store at the garden center for the entire month of June.