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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

AMY (Toile of Thomasville, Toile of Tallahassee, & a new toile design in the works!)

One of Amy Hart’s favorite quotes is the English designer William Morris’ rule of thumb: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”… but Amy adds that she prefers things in her home to be both useful AND beautiful!

Amy views her shop as an extension of her home and gladly welcomes all who enter. She adores learning her customers’ stories as she witnesses them excitedly experience the places depicted her toile designs. 

As a military brat, she savored growing up all over the US and in Europe, landing in Tallahassee in 1987 to attend university and lived there for the better part of 3 decades. Amy has now replanted roots in (and fallen in love with) her new adopted hometown of Thomasville. A former teacher, she is a passionate reader, curious cook, dauntless decorator, faithful friend, self-admitted Anglophile, wife and BFF to Chris, and proud mother of Maddie and Charlie.

 

MADDIE (Woodland Creatures, Literary Quotes, pet portrait commissions)

Maddie Hart is a lifelong Floridian, artist, and Hart family member. She recently graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Art History and had the pleasure of opening The Hare & The Hart with her family shortly after graduation. Using watercolor, colored pencil, and pen and ink she strives to create wildlife portraits that inspire an awareness for our wildlife, and some whimsy.

In her free time Maddie loves hanging out with her pets, exploring the outdoors, reading, and listening to podcasts. Her custom pet portraits and prints of her woodland creature portraits are available to order and purchase at The Hare & The Hart.

 

CHARLIE (The Birds & The Bees)

Charlie Hart is a Tallahassee native and designer who works alongside his family at The Hare & The Hart located in Thomasville, Georgia. He developed a passion for the arts and the outdoors when he was young and these interests have remained with him all the way to today. 

Charlie now studies Studio Art at Florida State University and plans on pursuing design and illustration as a career. He is usually spending his time riding his bike or rock climbing, so new concepts for drawings and illustrations are never out of reach for him. Charlie achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and now uses the skills he used in pursuit of that in his work as an artist. He is dedicated to presenting unique pen and ink drawings that are influenced by his love of the outdoors. You can follow his art on Instagram @charliehartsart.