DeBruyne Fine Art collects and recommends artwork from artists with the finest quality and reputation, which is why they recently added works from a local husband and wife team, Roy and Amanda Clark of Naples. Roy and Amanda bring a very unique style and technique to art. Amanda begins by painting vibrant colors on an industrial sheet of metal, majority of the time on brass but most recently on stainless steal. Amanda’s husband, Roy, will then take a grinder and remove some of the paint, revealing the metal beneath to create the illusion of depth, texture and movement.
At DeBruyne you will find various mediums of sculptures, original antique paintings and contemporary art. Recently, when Jennifer Adams of The New Naples blog interviewed Suzanne DeBruyne about tips for new art collectors and finding your style, Suzanne described her taste as “eclectic”. Suzanne said she often finds herself mixing traditional, modern, impressionist and hardedge artists into her own collection. The Clark’s unique style of creating art contributes to Suzanne’s eclectic taste in the gallery.
Amanda Clark, a graduate of Kendal College of Art and Design, was painting tall and colorful trees, filled with bright reds, oranges and yellows. Roy Clark, a graduate of Calvin College, has designed for commercial buildings and was accustom to working with metals. As the duo was preparing for ArtPrize, an art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, they knew they needed something what would stand out amongst the 1500 entries. Luckily, their two combined talents were just what they needed to get their work noticed amongst ArtPrize and the art community.
Since 2009, when Roy and Amanda began their metal technique, they have placed top 50 twice and top 25 once in ArtPrize. They were most recently selected among Art Business News magazine’s Top 40 Artists to Watch and “current obsessions.” Call or visit to view this dynamic duo’s artwork on display exclusively at DeBruyne Fine Art in Naples.
Blog written by Florida Gulf Coast University Student, Class of 2015