Artist's represented by Stone Soup Gallery

William Welch
Sean P. Callahan
Elissa Gore
Kathleen Hulsted
Marlene Koenig
David Lee
Kate Peachey
Mary Mustard
Cliff Bull
David Klien
Kathryn Leanard

Friday, November 12, 2010



Winner of the 2010 Jack Baron Recognition Award (from the Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys), Rosanne Potter, will have her first one-woman show at Stone Soup Gallery, 802 White Street, opening on November 18th (for November’s “Walk on White”) and continuing until December 6th.

She will be showing fifteen works from her series of Figures Emerging. Although she also does portraits and landscapes, this show will focus on abstractions that arise from the mixing of primary colors and end in metaphorical figures. In the works she has chosen for this show, she demonstrates techniques for handling color and media which she learned from Joe Loeber, her teacher for almost ten years. She has donated paintings to Anne McKee auctions for the past three years, so Potter’s work is owned by a number of Key West collectors. She is here, for the first time, placing a large body of her work before the public.

This show favors various shades of orange (almost gold to shades of brass to citrus) and blues (from aquamarine to cobalt to cerulean). Potter works in oils, acrylics, and watercolors, though most of the major works in this show are oils. Alongside the larger works, she will also present a series of works on paper.

The variety of her work reflects the many techniques that she has learned by intense study with Joachim Löber (Loeber), known in Key West, and elsewhere, as the last surviving German expressionist painter. Joe links back to Edvard Munch and Paul Klee and connects his students with the painters he grew up on: the group that called itself The Blue Rider (Der Blaue Reiter) in the Germany of the teens and ‘20s.

She reports that these works emerge from her right brain, so she believes that they will connect with those who are interested in art that induces meditation. You can’t simply dismiss them as “one of those (fill in the blanks -- "Key West houses, beach scenes, boats at anchor, etc.”). Each work is an individual creation and one that will let the viewer make it his (or her) own. Potter rarely imposes a reading on the images; she leaves them open to others, as they were open to her when she painted them.

Also keep an eye out for our December "SMALL WORKS SHOW" which will feature a few small pieces that are affordably priced by our featured Artists this season and new Artists that we are bringing into the gallery.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The opening of "Island Life" show

The Island life show which opened on third Thursday of the this month on "Walk on White" went very well. We had great attendance and great feedback about the paintings. Thank you to Kathleen, Annelien, and Sean for showing their new works, and of course to Melissa who puts on a great show ! This show will be up for a couple more weeks so don't miss this opportunity to see these pieces.

Saturday, March 13, 2010





Stone Soup Gallery is hanging it’s next show. In this group show Artist’s bring their impressions of Island living and the Key West Vibe to paper and canvas.There will be a range of oils, acrylics, and watercolors. Kathleen Husted is featuring her recent plein aire works in oil that capture conch houses, moments at the beach, sitting on the porch moments in vibrant expressive brush strokes. Kathleen is a recent Islander who spends summers in Va. on her farm. She won best in show at the Western Museum of art in 2009. She is a welcome addition to the Key West Plein aire painters . Her small oils are a real jewel to the eye.To see more of Kathleen's work go to her website Annelein Beukenkamp will be showing in Key West for the first time. It is a real treat to view her amazing wet and juicy watercolors. She has won many awards and has been featured in Cold water Creek. Her renderings of Roosters are something to see.To see more of Annelien’s work go to Sean Callahan will also be showing his latest watercolors in this show which will be the first of a series of paintings entitles “No shirt, no shoes” .These pieces capture relaxing moments in Key West but at unusual view points.You can almost feel the sand between your toes when you view these new vibrant watercolors. Sean has also moved over to Stone Soup gallery as a managing partner for the gallery and we are very excited to have him as an Artist, but also as partner in running the gallery.To see more of Sean’s watercolors go to For more information on these artist’s, or Stone Soup Gallery call (305)296-2080 . The gallery is located at 802 White Street next to Get Fit Gym.