CAPTIVA ISLAND, FLORIDA
s you safari in Jungle Drums Gallery, prepare to experience an unforgettable collection of wildlife art. Serious collectors as well as admirers of beautiful art will be impressed with a broad diversity of work and price range.
From life-size bronze sculptures to elegantly crafted jewelry, each piece offers something different. The gallery is more than a place to buy art; it’s a visual delight to experience and a refuge to appreciate the tremendous diversity of wildlife.
A stunning variety of art mediums is presented that includes bronze, copper, wood, glass, clay, original paintings, limited edition prints and more. Our drums are beating out a message of environmental conservation as well as appreciation of the arts that we hope will be heard far and wide.
- Owners/Artists Kathleen & Jim Mazzotta
An artful menagerie thrives in our Captiva jungle where you'll find rooms full of eye catching creations from local, national and international artists.
Follow Jim Mazzotta on INSTAGRAM as we post our latest artwork. Click on pix at right.
AN AWESOME ART EXPERIENCE ON CAPTIVA ISLAND
Contact us at 239-395-2266
or email us at email@example.com
TUESDAYS - FRIDAYS 11:30 - 4:00 PM
The Three Wise Nuts await your visit!
Hurricane cleanup is now over and we are OPEN.
It will take some time for the Islands to get back to normal but while that is happening we will be here!
Depending on local conditions and island access, our hours may be limited at times. Call us for the latest information and our most current hours of operation. Please be respectful as all of us are working hard to return to normal.
You can follow Jim Mazzotta on Instagram above for our very latest artwork. You can also communicate with us via email or Instagram.
COCONUTS RESTING ON AN OPEN CHAIR
NEW ORIGINAL TEE by Jim Mazzotta
FEATURED WORK by Kathleen & Jim
One of our latest efforts is a 4 foot long rustic table featuring manatees and turtles. Our technique includes a lot of airbrushed acrylic paint along with standard brush work to tighten up edges and detailed areas.
Metallic paints and other refractive materials are used in strategic areas to enhance the illusion of shimmering water. The table top has a rough finish which adds to the depth and texture of the final painting. A final coat of gloss polymer epoxy coats the art which gives the piece the ultimate underwater look.
Kathleen airbrushes soft tones on swimming baby turtles.
Jim adds detail to mangrove roots jutting out from the main art giving the image a stronger 3D effect.
The final Mangroovin' table top ready for its closeup! It features 2 hand carved drawers.
Available for $3800. Measures 40" long x 16" wide x 31" tall.
In between digging out home and gallery after Hurricane Ian, Jim did manage to create a new tee shirt design. We are all determined to recover from the storm impact and a bit of humor and charity will help. 30% of all sales will go to the Florida Disaster Fund to help victims of the storm. Hammer Time is available in several styles and colors so click on the links BELOW and help us bring back some sunshine and happiness to Florida!
We recently began a large commissioned piece from an avid sailor who owns a classic 1970s sailboat here on Captiva. On board was a folding galley table need was in need of a seaworthy sprucing up.
A rough concept was agreed upon that centered on a swimming sea turtle. Quite a few base coats were added for the underwater tones needed.
The heavy detail work begins with lots of masking to facilitate all the airbrushing required for bringing the fish to life. Subtle gradients brushed in give deep dimension to the sealife.
With most of the detail work finished, it's time to go back into the art and add small details, perform touchups, strengthen shadows and highlights to bring it all together. With any luck, we'll get a ride on the boat!
Get more inside views of our works in progress before they join the gallery! Click below to see more pieces coming out of our tree top studio.
athleen and Jim create original artwork for sale and offer reproductions of their art on various mediums that include apparel, clocks, framed art, signage and more. Here you can tour just some of their collections for your home or office.
Click on our CONTACT link above for questions and availability on artwork shown here. Many pieces are one of a kind and don't always make it on to our site but we can email the latest images upon request. Commissions are also accepted depending on the scope of the project.
COASTAL TABLESHand painted tables that will be a focal point of any home looking for a taste of our island lifestyle.
POTHEADSA unique assortment of chair photo frames with 3D sculptures of island wildlife chilling out!
ISLAND SIGNS3D sculpted clay characters on wood with timely and whimsical messages.
A family album of hand sculpted animal portraits mounted on rustic wood boxes for your wall.
CRITTER CHAIRSA unique assortment of chair photo frames with 3D sculptures of island wildlife chilling out!
More creative pieces that you won't want to miss!
GALLERY PORTFOLIO by Jim & Kathleen Mazzotta
THE LATEST PEEK INSIDE THE STUDIO...CLASSIC SAILBOAT GALLEY TABLE