Ms. Sandee Kozlow (Mahler) pronounced “Maawler” which means “PAINTER” in German, has lived in Naples, Florida for over 30 years. She has been painting since a child. It has taken her to the many walls of Naples with Faux Finishes, Murals and home interior decorating until she decided to fulfill her dream to be an artist. Merely looking for a studio space to paint, bigger plans were waiting to happen. She found herself confronted with a fabulous space to open a gallery and studio.
ART EDGE GALLERY & STUDIO is a special place to thrive as an artist ( which has 4 artists in house most times) and it’s a Contemporary Gallery open to the public 6 days a week. Located in the heart of the Naples Art District it offers Art Classes ( private and group) as well as Art Therapy by Ms. Mahler at least 3 days per week. Guests teachers are welcomed to offer workshops in different mediums as well.
Ms. Mahler teaches the art of abstract with Acrylic and Mixed Media. This is the standard class. Private classes explore more mediums and help to develop technique. Additional information can be discussed regarding more options. Nevertheless, all classes are about learning abstract.
Once Sandee started seeing the need for Art Therapy in the community it became apparent that she should offer this to the public for middle schoolers and adults alike. Her steps to this process are about teaching how to trust ones self and not to allow the rules, deadlines and media to dictate your experience. It is in fact learning about being in the present with yourself and discovering how fun that can be. It has helped people with communication, self confidence, and depression.
Inspired by Van Gogh, Ms. Mahler is determined to show her own originality and not be confined to rules in her work. Every painting is an expression of its own. Mostly working in large format on canvas with a contemporary style along with some representational images her work continues to evolve.
Designers are welcomed as well as the public. The Gallery not only has Ms. Mahler’s artwork but offers other local artists the opportunity to display and sell their work. At this time artists: Ray Gallo (Contemporary works) Madeline Sugarman (Encaustic & Coldwax) Bill Ackerly, Donald Sunshine, Nancy Burgess and Steve Suddeth (Mixed Media Abstracts) have works on display along with Raku potter Richard Rosen. Handmade Jewelry by Carolyn Desch(Silver) and Nancy Burke ( Fine bead work). There is something for everyone.
Purchases can be made online as well. Please contact the gallery if you are looking for something special that we may not have listed on the website. Our inventory is continually evolving.
Ms. Mahler is a member of the Naples Art District which continues to be a growing organization for local artists in the community and is a member of the Naples Art Association.
Stop by and visit the Gallery in the Naples Art District location:
Art Edge Gallery & Studio
2180 J and C Blvd
Naples, Fl 34109