Robert Saviste, Owner/Operator
Rob Saviste has been in the painting industry since he was a kid. His father was a general contractor and real estate investor in Springfield Illinois, so at an early age he had learned about the various trades in the construction industry. Rob also learned about proper job sequencing and communication with his sub-contractors, developing a love of painting during this time. He realized how important the painters are, because they were responsible for the final product. After too many cold Illinois winters, Rob moved to Florida to start his painting company.
Eve Monika Gron, Muralist
While studying at the Chelsea College of Art in London, I became interested in the work and ideas of different philosophers such as C.G. Jung, especially his concept of the collective unconscious and his interest in dreams. Dreams defy physics and amplify experience with their ambiguous spaces, symbolic meanings, colors and sensations that seem to speak from and to a sixth sense.
In this way painting and dreaming have much in common, both in process and result. My painting is about consciousness and perception where I try to achieve balance in expression of artistic meanings, usually in reference to situation that evokes strong imagination. Without imagery there is no art. Art is thinking in images. Even Abstract Painting grew out of naturalistic painting, and it is a product of deeper feeling and deeper intellect.
I gain so much from phenomenal events of everyday life, different places and cultures which have gone through many transformations, the evidence of which resides in layers. I allow myself to absorb as much about the sensations of the place and history as I can, while taking in the colors, and even touch. I take a few pictures, draw some lines, cut and mount intriguing pieces, but mostly rely on memory and impression for my work.
In the studio, the working process begins with no specific intent, more like play or experimentation. By not planning the painting, intuition and impulse override the ego. This allows the unconscious to take lead and develop an image that continues to evolve until a balance of the space exists with which my conscious is fulfilled. Often I am unaware of the inspiration for the work until it is finished. As many as eight pieces might be in progress at one time, in rotation of continually evolving work. It is by trial and errors and a fascination with the mysteries of life and places I am at the moment that I am learning about the perceptions of the mind’s eye. The best part is staying out of my own way.