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creative tides

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inspiration

 

The World ocean covers over 70% of the surface. This underwater world inspires our artistic collections.

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Shell Jewelry Expressions

Handpicked shells of South Florida create the SOBEARTISTIC jewelry collection. Each unique shell and piece of sea glass carries a personal story, navigating the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean, transforming the beauty of the ocean into wearable art.

 

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"Allen: Um, is this the big secret you've been keeping from me? Is it, that you're a mermaid, or is there something else?

Madison: No, that's it."

— Splash, Darryl Hannah

south florida roots

miami. palm beach. naples.

Leanne Teresa Smith is a native of South Florida who is inspired by the beautiful natural surroundings. Her artistic creations are formed by the use of shells, macrame, cotton fabric for shibori design, embroidery and encaustic wax/acrylic painting on glass.  Her art has been exhibited at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts in Tequesta, Florida and The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

She spends her spare time surfing with friends, traveling to exotic international destinations, and coming up with new creative concepts.  Leanne holds a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Fordham University and an M.B.A. in International Business from the Keller Graduate School of Business Administration. She enjoys sharing the creative experience with everyone.

If interested in purchasing or placing an order for commissioned pieces please call 305.903.1851 or email sobeartistic@gmail.com.

Matthew Leonard Schmitt, is a native of Chicago, Illinois having moved to South Florida in 2005 for a profession in teaching history to elementary school children. His interests in enjoying the beauty of the outdoors extend from boating to paddle boarding to remote mangrove islands. His early photography began in Naples, Florida shrimping boats on the Gulf of Mexico, which transitioned into underwater snorkeling adventures with his GoPro on the East Coast of Florida. His inspiration comes from early childhood adventures growing up on a lake with natural surroundings and the appreciation for seasonal changes. He now resides in North Palm Beach, Florida.

Matt holds a Bachelor’s of Business Management Eastern Illinois and Master’s in Administration and Teaching from Olivet Nazarene in Kankakee, Illinois.

If interested in purchasing a custom piece or hiring for commissioned photography including headshots, real estate, family, pets or engagement please call 704.763.5506 or email saltflyphotos@gmail.com.

 

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