Amber Moran’s Art. Prints. Apparel Studio Offers Special FREE Art Activities For All Ages During Martin Artisans Guild’s Open Studio Tour. Make And Take Projects, Name A New Painting On January 18 & 19

Its time to plan your route for the Martin Artisans Guild Open Studio Tour!  Stop by Amber Moran‘s Art.Print.Apparel Studio on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19.  Amber is offering visitors two once in a lifetime experiences:  You can submit your suggestion for the title of a new painting, (Whoever is chosen will win a limited edition 16×20″ signed print of that piece) and you can take one of her paintings and make it your own by extending the artwork into the mat!  Besides these FREE activities, you will enjoy appetizers and beverages while you visit her studio.  Amber is an award winning artist who happens to live in Martin County. Her artworks sell worldwide. Bealls Florida partnered with Amber to create fine art exclusively for the Bealls Florida, Art & Sol Brand for women and men’s apparel, accessories and home goods.  Everyone is invited to the Elliott Museum to preview the Tour from January 8 -12, including the Tour Taste Reception on January 10.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by Studio #8!  




A M B E R      M O R A N

Art.Print.Apparel Studio











JANUARY 8-12, 2020:

Preview Works by 42 Artists in the 2020 Martin County Studio Tour


JANUARY 10, 2020 Tour Taste Reception:

6 – 8 PM


825 Northeast Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, Florida 34996
(772) 225-1961



















Amber Moran Studio #8




  • Watch as Amber Moran works on a new piece of artwork and submit your suggestion for a title.  Whoever is chosen will win a limited edition 16 x 20″ signed print!

  • Get creative and create an art piece of your own by using one of Amber’s artworks and extending the artwork out into the mat! See why she’s called the “Watercolor & Ink Artist, ‘Thinking outside the box’~

  • Browse the home and studio galleries

  • Enjoy appetizers and drinks (wine, non alcoholic beverages) during the tour.

  • Support the local art scene by purchasing  Amber’s Fine Art, Limited Edition prints, and apparel.




Watch The Video:



Amber Moran, one of the Martin Artisans Guild artists exhibiting at the Palm Room in Stuart, FL



Amber M. Moran is a watercolor and ink artist residing in Hobe Sound, Florida, home to some of the most beautiful natural areas in the state.  Her artistic style of “Thinking out of the box” creates a unique “window” and colorful take on the Florida lifestyle. She gains inspiration from the sights and sounds, including the beaches, canals and nearby fishing villages. She draws the viewer into each painting so they feel as if they are swimming in the coral with the fish, canoeing under the cypress trees, and hearing the sounds blowing through the palm trees. A regional, national and international award-winning artist, Amber’s distinct style and riotous colors share her passion for coastal conservation. “I have always felt very passionate about color and detail.” 


“Life Under The Dock” by Amber Moran


Amber attended SUNY Alfred State where she earned her Computer Art and Design degree. She continued on to the University at Buffalo and earned her Bachelors in Studio Art.  Amber then earned her Master’s degree in General Education as a Graduate Assistant at Elmira College in New York State.  In 2015 Amber was in the top five of the Next Bealls Florida Artist Competition and in 2016 she partnered with Bealls Florida and created numerous fine art designs for men and women’s apparel, home goods and accessories. She has been published many times in the Marlin International Magazine and was the Billfish Foundation 2015 Featured Artist of the Year.  She has been the featured poster artist for the juried ArtiGras Fine Art Festival, Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts, the Stuart ArtsFest and the 2020 Cedar Key, Old Florida Festival of the Arts. She has created designs for well-known sport fishing tournaments such as the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in Morehead City, NC and the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic in Destin, FL.





Viewer looking at “Inked Octo” by Amber Moran





She has designed the Annual Martin County Lionfish Round-Up designs each year from the tournaments beginning 9 years ago. Amber’s artwork hangs proudly on walls all over the United States and internationally.  Amber’s passion for coastal conservation not only enhances her art, but also encourages her and her husband’s two Florida born boys to care for and protect our wildlife and marine environment.  Amber tells The Rickie Report, “I gain inspiration every day from sights and sound, including our Florida beaches, canals and nearby fishing villages.  My goal is to draw you in as the viewer, into my art. I want to help the viewer focus in on a particular section of my artwork while seeing the whole picture. I achieve this by creating a focus that casts a “window” of color on a section of the painting with watercolor paints. I then extend my work out onto the mat with black watercolor paint and ink. I like to think of this as “thinking outside the box”. 




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Marine And Wildlife Artist, Amber Moran, Is Featured At Wellington Art Society Meeting. Public Is Invited On December 12

Marine and wildlife artist, Amber Moran will be the featured demonstrator for the Wellington Art Society‘s meeting on Wednesday, December 12.  The public is invited to this free event to network and meet the artists.  It takes place at the Wellington Community Center  and includes a Meet and Greet, Demonstration and a unique raffle (proceeds go to the Art Scholarship Fund).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 







Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

Wednesday,  December 12, 2018


6:30 pm

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL










 This is event is open to members and non-members






“Loggerhead Taxi Service” by Amber Moran



Amber Moran was born on a farm in central New York State and learned to love the outdoors and the value of hard work. She and her brother raised and sold flowers and pumpkins which helped pay their way through college. Amber was always drawing or painting trees and animals.  Her parents were talented artisans who always encouraged her art and after her first visit to an art gallery, Amber knew that art was her calling.  Amber received an Associates Degree in Computer and Art Design from SUNY Alfred State and earned a Bachelors Degree in Studio Art at the University of Buffalo and worked toward a Masters Degree in General Education at Elmira College.



Her love of watercolors came years later when she began painting again when her children were small.  She stopped trying to be so intricate and went with the flow and had fun.  This led her to thinking outside the box and using ink to add illustrations over the layered and textured water colors.  She is influenced by the tropical setting in Florida and combines watercolor and ink creating a unique and colorful take on the coastal lifestyle. 





Arti Gras 2017 Poster by Amber Moran




Amber and her husband and children moved to Martin County in 2004 and are very  involved in environmental causes.  She is a member of the Bullfish Foundation with their Lionfish Program and creates and donates art for the Lionfish Roundup each year.  She works with the Association of Environmental Professionals and with different Sports Fishing Tournaments who donate to specific organizations.  She also belongs to the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce and the Martin County Arts Council.  She has won many awards, is featured in local  magazines and shows her art work in many venues throughout Florida.



Amber tells The Rickie Report, “I’m in love with the vastness of the ocean, the mystery of the Florida canals and rivers and the peacefulness of the bush where the only sound is the palms blowing in the wind”.





The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

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Deb Schmidt’s Abstract Art Featured At Oceana Coffee In Tequesta

Emerging abstract artist, Deb Schmidt, will have her first exhibit at Oceana Coffee in Tequesta, FL. Her work is on display now through December 15th. The Opening Reception on Friday, December 11th, will feature Deb as well as  local author and wine dealer, Howard Freedland. The public is invited to this Free Event between 6 – 8 pm. A percentage of sales from Deb’s artwork will benefit the “Not Just Me Foundation” which supports Butterfly House servicing victims of rape.  The Rickie Report applauds small businesses who champion emerging artists.  We urge you to stop by!  Here are the details and some sneak peeks.



D  E  B      S  C  H  M  I  D  T


Free, Public Reception

Friday, December 11, 2015

6 – 8 pm

Oceana Coffee

150 N US Hwy 1, Unit #1, Tequesta


Monday – Saturday: 7am – 6pm
Sunday: 7am – 2pm

Phone: 561.768.7887


(opposite Marshalls and Home Goods)
In the Fashion Mall north of Tequesta Drive on the west side of US 1



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“Juke Box” by Deb Schmidt



Emerging artist, Deb Schmidt, is currently exhibiting her abstract artworks at Oceana Coffee located on US 1 in Tequesta, FL.  The public is invited to a Free Reception on Friday, December 11th from 6 – 8 pm to meet the artist plus local author and wine dealer, Howard Freedland.  A percentage of all proceeds will go to the charity “Not Just Me Foundation” which supports Butterfly House servicing victims of rape.





“Leaves” by Deb Schmidt




Howard Freedland will be signing his new book “The Grape Stomp: An Informational Digestif for a Pretentious Wine World”. Refreshments will be served. Please join Howard, Deb and Amy Angelo, owner of Oceana Coffee on Friday, December 11th.



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“Black and White II” by Deb Schmidt



Deb Schmidt is an abstract artist based in West Palm Beach. Her paintings and drawings vary in style and subject matter but are always inspired by personal experience. Her art can be characterized by geometric shapes and sometimes elements found in nature. Deb’s artistry started as a teen when she discovered her love of drawing. She is self-taught and has used painting and drawing as a creative outlet for much of her life. This is her first show in Palm Beach County. 





“Sticks” by Deb Schmidt




Deb tells The Rickie Report, “My work is non-representational and hopes to invoke a mood or emotion. I am inspired primarily by shape and texture rather than subject. My paintings are primarily acrylic on canvas and my drawings are ink on white stock”.  Deb also creates unique walking sticks and has been experimenting with watercolors. Her work is in private residences throughout the U.S., and her current work can be seen at her on-line gallery at






“Circular” by Deb Schmidt






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