Handcrafted in Winter Haven, Florida
Caroline and Laurie Hart are imaginative souls, with a deep love of the arts, bringing their own distinctive style to every piece they create.
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About the Artists
We are Caroline and Laurie Hart, partners in life and work, residents of Winter Haven, Florida since 2019 having moved from Massachusetts, and full time artists since 2021.
Caroline studied art in England, taking many college courses from the history of art, portraiture, graphic design, and photography.
“My first love was always art; from the youngest age I would spend hours engrossed in any form I could put my hands on. As I got older, I revered the impressionists, I especially admired the French artist, Claude Monet. I absolutely loved visiting his exquisite house and gardens in Giverny, France, and saw for myself why he was so inspired by their outstanding beauty.” Explains Caroline.
Laurie is a creative soul, her talent shined through for fourteen years as a professional wedding photographer, capturing not only the love but the details to tell the story. “My once hobby of reviving old wood has flourished into a full time artist. I consider my self a colorist, because picking the perfect color palette, makes for a beautiful piece of art. ” Says Laurie. Laurie also uses her talent to give each one-of a- kind creation a rustic look, with a white washing method and sanding technique.
Together they hit upon the idea “HART ART” inspired by the places and things they love from life experiences. Combining their talents to create unique, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces of art.
The process starts with throwing ideas around for a concept, followed by Laurie sanding and prepping the wood. Before Caroline drafts the idea on wood, she hand carves each piece, giving it a very distinctive look. Next, Laurie chooses the color palette and paints the background, Back to Caroline, as she pours passion into each creation, bringing them to life.
In the final steps, Laurie distresses each piece of wood, giving it an aged look, followed by the perfect finishing touches of a protective coating and twisted sisal rope, ready for hanging. It truly is a labor of love from the Hart's.
Since becoming full time artists we have created hundreds of pieces of art, we have shipped our work to many different states within the US, as-well as to other countries including England and as far flung as Australia. Our work has been featured in the Haven Magazine and CNN. We love being a part of our local community and take part in as many festivals and markets as we can, we especially love meeting and talking to our customers whether they by new or regulars.
Last year, we were lucky enough to meet celebrity Chef Jason Smith ~ “Triple Crown” winner in the competitive kitchens of Food Network; winning Holiday Baking Championship—season 3, Holiday Baking Championship—Kids vs Adults—2016 ~ and presented him with one of our pieces of art, he loved it so much we have now created an art collection depicting his colorful Eastern Kentucky and southern jargon termed as “Jasonisms.”
Our most recent accomplishment is our “Baby Décor Collection” which are excited to confirm will be on sale exclusively at Bellies 2 Babies right here in Downtown Winter Haven.
“HART ART” captures the atmospheric beauty in life, from nature and wildlife to scenic views where you can almost feel the breeze from the ocean, or the warmth from the sun going down on the lake. They can bring back memories of good times shared or trigger the start of a dream yet to be lived. Whether you are looking for a gift for a friend or family member, or the perfect addition to your home you can be sure of its originality.
HART ART'S Baby Decor & Baby Mine Collection now available at Bellies2Babies
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Let our creativity bring your idea to life, with a unique, one-of a-kind, handcrafted piece of art.
Whatever the occasion HART ART can bring inspiration to you or someone else's life.
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Artist Caroline Hart
Latest Commission piece
Titled - Goddess at Sunset
Artist Caroline Hart
Titled - Fearless
"We are over the moon that our creativity is touching hearts"
Caroline & Laurie Hart