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Best Sarasota Home Furnishings Store With Oil Paintings

Hand Picked SRQ #8Best Sarasota Home Furnishing Store With Oil Paintings. You will find affordable beach themed oil paintings by renowned Lloyd Dobson Artist located in this unique downtown Sarasota “Pop Up” store. A “Pop Up” store means Sustainability = Value! Their stylish product is something you can feel good about.

Many items have recycled content, demonstrate up cycling, handcrafting, being reused, or re purposed.  You will love their awesome selection of hand picked design, art and decor.  Affordable high end furnishings, Décor and design features at great value. Their concept is “Florida Home, Sarasota Lifestyle.”

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All their vendors are locals, and money spend at “Handpicked” has an economic ripple Hand_Picked_SRQ_#7effect in the community – generating up to 3.5 times as much wealth generation compared with purchases made at corporate big box retailers (reported by Institute for Local Self Reliance).

What you’ll find

Besides Lloyd Dobson Artist oil paintings décor and design features at great value. Their space is divided to room displays, collections, and thematic offerings. Artists, collectors, creators and designers present their offerings in a unique, personalized way. Items are available by the piece or the ensemble.

What’s a Pop UP store?

They are in a building that is slated for redevelopment.  At any point we could have 30 day notice and have to find new digs.  But this means we are motivated to keep product moving, bring in new styles, new vendors, and keep prices affordable.

Art_-_#155417_-_Path_To_Paradise_-_16x20Affordable Beach Themed Oil Paintings Local Siesta Key – Sarasota Lloyd Dobson Artist is represented in this fantastic unique store with plenty of parking. Lloyd was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Independence, Missouri.

In college Lloyd was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers and went to the west coast to their rookie training camp. In Lloyd’s second year of playing minor league baseball he tore ligaments in his right leg and being on crutches resumed his passion for painting and studied under California artist Bert Carter. Lloyd entered many art shows where he won many ribbons for his work, as well as selling his oil paintings. Today his work is enjoyed in hundreds of clients throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland.

Come by and check the Hand Picked SRQ located at 307 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236. Phone: (941) 303-3003. They have limited days and hours they are open. They are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm

You can find Lloyd Dobson Artist and his paintings every Sunday from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Siesta Key Farmers Market in the Village at 5104 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key, Florida. Come by and say hello. 



The Hub Baja Grill, Original Oil Paintings and Photography

The Hub Baja Grill, Original Oil Paintings and Photography.

Come in and enjoy original art and photography at The Hub Baja Grill on Siesta Key, Florida. The perfect complement to a sumptuous feast is inspiring art and photography at The Hub Baja Grill. They celebrate the sensory by treating you to art and photography that is as fresh and contemporary as their cuisine. If you eat with your eyes first, consider the original art as your first course by artist Lloyd Dobson and photographer Mike Beck.

Lloyd Dobson local Siesta Key – Sarasota artist feels like beauty is essential to the well being of the soul. Lloyd’s work is designed to bring a sense of beauty, fun and inspiration to the everyday routines creating a palette of God’s Siesta Key beach scenes.

To create a moment in time when your mind is full of joy. Lloyd brings back the memories of this paradise island in his oil paintings – classical forms, attention to detail, elegant compositions and the eternal search for the Masterpiece.

Mike Lee Beck Photography is breathtaking and especially his metal prints. If you are in the Sarasota, Florida area, it is a must to stop by Mike’s booth at the Siesta Key Farmers Market on the beautiful tropical paradise island of Siesta Key to see for yourself. The market is open every Sunday at located 5104 Ocean Blvd. in the Village from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Besides the The Hub Baja Grill you can find Lloyd Dobson at the Siesta Key Farmers Market where you can buy affordable original paintings by this local artist every Sunday, 8:00am to 1:00pm – 5104 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key Village, Florida. And he does ship FREE to the lower US 48 & Canada.

Discover why The Hub Baja Grill is the talk of Siesta Key. After your relaxing day at Siesta Key Beach, come down to The Hub Baja Grill. The Hub Baja Grill has been serving up fresh Baja cuisine for locals and tourists alike since 2008. The Hub Baja Grill’s famous Grouper fish tacos, hand-made lobster bisque and other Latin American and tropical inspired creations are sure to exceed expectations of the most discerning palate.

They offer indoor dining and a covered patio on the sidewalk. They offer live music day and night. “Fiesta Hour” runs Monday – Friday 11:00am to 6:00pm and features, $7.50 House Margaritas, $4 House Wines, $3 Well Drinks, $2 Domestic Drafts & One Great Time! LATE NIGHT FIESTA HOUR 10:00PM – Close with the same Great Prices 7 Nights A week!

The Hub was awarded #1 margarita in Sarasota/Siesta Key by The Sarasota Herald Tribune in 2010, and voted #1 restaurant for popularity and customer service in Siesta Key by the users of So come on down and find out why we really are “The Hub” of Siesta Key and Sarasota!!

To find out more about The Hub Baja Grill go to their website at:

You may find out more about Mike Lee Beck Photography on his website

You may find out more about Lloyd Dobson Artist on his website

Lloyd Dobson Artist at the Siesta Key Farmers Market


Renowned Artist In Florida

Lloyd Dobson Artist painting in studioRenowned Artist In Florida. When people vacation in beautiful Florida the sunshine state they do so for the plentiful sunshine, white sandy beaches and theme parks. There are undiscovered parts of Florida that have much more to offer.

Many people do not think of art when they think of Florida, but art exists, especially in the Sarasota area and at the Siesta Key Farmers Market, located on the beautiful paradise island of

Siesta Key, where you will find renowned artist Lloyd Dobson. Lloyd ships free to the lower US 48 and Canada. His paintings hang in hundreds of collectors homes and offices throughout the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, and Switzerland.

Throughout the Sarasota, Florida area there are many galleries. Some of the art that you can find on the Siesta Key Island includes original oil paintings of the Siesta Key area and tropical beach scenes from Lloyd’s travels. Or you may want to commission him to create a memory of your visit.

The atmosphere of the art galleries in Sarasota is more casual than that of some other art galleries. But this does not take away from the artwork inside. Sarasota and the Siesta Key Farmers Market on Siesta Key Island are places that you can go to find the best original art in the state. Those who are looking for something truly unique by way of art and share the memories of the island can visit Lloyd at the market or the galleries to see if they can find what they are looking for. A - Siesta Key Beach #1

The natural beauty of Siesta Key Island is being discovered and is now ranked the #1 beach in the USA and #5 in the world. This island not only features the original art of Lloyd Dobson, but also is a haven for those who are inspired by the scenery of the island, especially with the wildlife refuge and pristine beaches.

Let’s take a look at a few pieces of Lloyd Dobson Artist.

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Those who are seeking art in Florida can visit the Siesta Key Farmers Market, located at 5104 Ocean Blvd in the Siesta Key Village every Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm on this beautiful island. There are restaurants with live music, boutiques and much more in this quaint village.  


For additional information and affordable oil paintings by Lloyd Dobson Artist, please visit

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Coastal Wall Decor Ideas

Coastal Wall Decor Ideas
for that beachy themed look can be realized with a Lloyd Dobson Artist original oil painting. No matter what kind of day a person has had, walking into a room with a coastal tropical wall decor will most definitely make the person’s day better. This is why decorating a room with a tropical twist is such a good idea.

What makes it an even better idea is the cost at which this redecorating can be accomplished with affordable oil paintings or digital products by Lloyd Dobson Artist.  Anyone can find the prices that are right for him or her.

Beginning with the walls, there are several options an individual1_-_Decorating_Den_-_Schooner_Jolly_II can choose between to create the tropical feel of their dreams.  As an example, with wall hangings,  tapestries, and paintings, the mood and color scheme will be set creating a relaxing fall-asleep-on-the-beach feel or energizing seize-the-day atmosphere.

Art_-_Siesta_Beach_Access_-_Throw_PillowLloyd Dobson Artist has available shower curtains, throw pillows, duvet covers, metal prints, prints and giclee prints to enhance your decorating coastal tropical beach themed decorating.  Many of these great pieces have themes of amazing island landscapes with silhouetted palm trees. Who can feel stressed with that kind of relaxation?

Many people think that galleries for original art and wall decor is the best place to shop for these sorts of decorations, but the galleries are usually expensive because the gallery must make a profit above the artist’s price. Buying direct from the artist will certainly save you money and be easy on your budget.


Follow this simple step-by-step guide to create a beautiful coastal tropical home that reflects your taste and personality:

1) Choose your design style:

Do it properly! Spend time researching the styles that you like and find out what they are categorized as. This will help you to search for the decorations that create the complete package for your rooms.

2) Choose your color pallet:

Just because your home is by the coast does not mean that you are limited to white, blues and pastel shades. However, do consider the fact that a light and airy space with maximize the benefits of living in such a location.

3) Creating a relaxed and laid back atmosphere:

Chose furniture that is practical as well as design driven; for example a comfortable bed or sofa, ensure you have enough storage for your needs and think about temperature and protection from the elements for both the heat and the cold. Use fireplaces, candles and strategic lighting to stimulate the senses. Think about the smells and sounds you associate with the atmosphere you are trying to generate as well as the touch and sight.

4) Bring the outside in.

Especially if you have a good view from your windows, you need to bring as much of it into the home as possible to maximise the importance you give to living in such a location. After all it is often this element that dictates the worth of a coastal property, so make sure you get your monies worth!

So whatever your preferred design style, follow these simple principles and you can create the light, airy, relaxed ambience of a coastal home whilst also injecting your personality.

Once the wall is painted and there are wall decor hangings or 1 - Decorating With Beach Themed Paintingpaintings of the coastal tropical environment you desire, the lighting should be discussed. Lighting will help to work with the paint and decorations in making the right relaxation feel. The lighting could be aimed to represent sunset, sunrise, midday, or midnight.

People too often forget that they have the option of coastal tropical decor when they go to redecorate a room.  Bringing the tropics into the living room, bathroom,  guestroom or bedroom will really accentuate feelings of relaxation.

Put coastal tropical wall decor on the list of things to do and then simply go to Lloyd Dobson Artist website and fulfill your dreams. With a very affordable cost an individual can go home to a coastal tropical vacation scene.


Things To Do On Siesta Key

Things To Do On Siesta Key! Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, Florida,
that features a tropical atmosphere such as white sands, and several waterfront hotels, resorts and condos. Siesta Key is a wonderful find, such a great beach, great weather and wonderful people to meet.

Like most of the vacationers to the Key you will definitely want to check out the Siesta Key Beaches including the world famous Siesta Key Public Beach, rated as the 2nd best beach in all of Florida by cable-TV’s “The Travel Channel.” There are over 100 boutiques, A - Siesta Key Beach #1cafes, restaurants and bars in the Siesta Key Village. Siesta Key Village is not overly large to navigate by walking. It all lies within a 3 to 4 block area.

Types of Activities:

There are several water sports rental places, several boat tours and fishing charter businesses, Point of Rocks for shore shelling, scuba & snorkeling, gear rentals, kayaking & canoeing, parasailing & paragliding, dolphin & whale watching, fishing charters & tours, water skiing & jet skiing and much more.

Many activities in Siesta Key take place right on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors can enjoy sunbathing, boating, sailing, beach volleyball, nature walks, swimming, cave exploring, watching street performers, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Siesta Key is home to several state-owned parks, and many offer beach access. These parks are idyllic destinations for picnicking, camping and hiking.


1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_Village_CafeSiesta Key Farmers Market a best kept secret operates every Sunday morning in the Village. A great way to spend a vacation, seeing local artists and local businesses selling their products. It goes from 8am to 1pm  and most are closing up at 1pm so come early and hangout and listen to the live music!

A super way to spend Sunday morning! Have a tasty breakfast at one of the many restaurant choices in the village. Then visit the market before heading to the beach.

The market is located in the parking lot of the Davidson’s Pharmacy at the 5100 block of Ocean Blvd. The market includes many vendors such as fresh fruits and veggies by Yum Yum Tree, Fouta Spa towels, hand made pottery, Vinsoy hand made candles by Kim Johnson.


In addition Tropical silk paintings by Rita Van Gorder, plant varieties of bromeliads by Jason Mellica, photography by Mike Lee Beck and renowned artist Lloyd Dobson Artist exhibiting tropical beach themed oil paintings with FREE shipping to the lower US 48 & Canada and many more vendors including live music.

After walking the beach come into the Village and check out some 1_-_the_hub_baja_grill_at_night_-_templateof the restaurants, bars and boutiques. One of my favorites is The Hub Baja Grill located at the stop sign. Pan-Latin fare & margaritas are the draws at this festive, tropical-themed eatery with live music.

Another favorite is The Cottage. The staff are friendly, you feel like 1_-_siesta_key_the_cottage_-_templatethey could be family. They have a couple of nice sitting options, I.e. front porch to watch the people walking by, inside if it’s too hot and the inner courtyard which has some great island music. The food is above average with some Asian and other influences. Great spot to meet folks.

If late night is your thing then The Beach Club is the place to go for late night dancing and socializing.

My Favorite Sunday “Funday” afternoon schedule is the following:

1) Breakfast sandwich from Alex’s Village Cafe booth at the Siesta Key Farmers Market.

2) Selling my paintings at the the Siesta Key Farmers Market.

3) Going to The Hub for a great lunch, island live music and adult beverages after leaving the Siesta Key Farmers Market.
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4) Late afternoon for reggae music by Desi Adams and great food at Gilligan Island Bar.1 - Desi Adams Playing At Gilligans

For additional information about things to do on Siesta Key you can click this link Chamber of Commerce



Coastal Beach Themed Metal Prints

Art_-_Sea_Gulls_On_The_Key_-_Metal_PrintBring Lloyd’s artwork to life with the stylish lines and added depth of a metal print. Lloyd’s image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 1/16? thick aluminum. Metal prints represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets.

Lloyd Dobson Artist images will take on a magical luminescence. YouArt_-_Sunset_At_Siesta_Key_Public_Beach_-_Metal_Print have never seen a more brilliant and impressive print! Colors are vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking.

When designing a home everybody has a theme set up in their minds. Some want it to be beachy, vintage, ethnic or rusty, while some want it to be a home from the future. If you belong to the beachy, you obviously need decor that suits that kind of style of decoration.

Metal art works are comparable to modern art in painting. They can be mind boggling or sometimes elementary simple. The choice are plenty and equally difficult to actually choose from.

1_-_Art_-_About_Metal_PrintsLloyd Dobson Artist metal art starts with the aluminum sheet and is offset from the wall by a 3/4? thick wooden frame which is attached to the back. The wooden frame includes a hanging wire for easy mounting on your wall. All metal prints are extremely durable. They are lightweight. They will not bend, and they are water resistant.

All Metal Prints ship within 3 – 4 business days and arrives ready-to-hang with pre-attached hanging wire,  mounting hooks, and nails. MULTIPLE SIZES AVAILABLE from 8.00 x 6.13 to 48.00 x38.75.

Pricing starts at $37.16 to $242.72

For additional products available with Lloyd Dobson  Artist digital printing of his oil paintings go to his website at and click on “Shop For PRODUCTS” tab


Art On Siesta Key Florida

1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_And_Additional_Vendors Art On Siesta Key, Florida by Lloyd Dobson Artist  is located on the beautiful west coast of Florida, Siesta Key is a little piece of paradise. Siesta Key is home to Sunny beaches with crystal-white, powdery sand that stretch for miles. Shops from the chic and elegant to the hip and funky with all sorts of fashion and a diverse collection of restaurants and eateries.

Every Sunday morning from 8am to 1pm you can find Lloyd 1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_Booth_-_Me_PointingDobson’s tropical beach themed oil paintings at the Siesta Key Farmers Market located at 5104 Ocean Blvd in the Siesta Key Village. Lloyd ships FREE to the lower US 48 and Canada, which makes it convenient for the vacationers who want to have an original painting by a local artist hanging on their wall at home or office.

1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_Crowds_If you are in the area February 25th and 26th, 2017, the 23rd Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival returns. You can take in the sand and the sea along Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road as you discover wonderful creations from more than 100 crafters exhibiting and selling their work in an outdoor gallery. From photography, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more showcased from local and traveling crafters, your visit to Siesta Key is promised to be a feast for the senses. This spectacular weekend festival is not to be missed. The hours are 10am to 5pm both days.

Oil Paintings by Lloyd Dobson Artist. One of the most popular Art_-_#145516_-_Beach_Access_-_26x34themes for decorating a bedroom, den or bathroom is the beach. Because most people associate the surf, sand and sunshine with happy days, it’s a natural interior decor motif. Lloyd Dobson’s paintings hang in hundreds of private collections throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and Switzerland. If you have a favorite vacation, cruise or photo contact Lloyd Dobson Artist for a free quote and have him commissioned to recreate that memorable moment of joy and happiness. A PAINTING LAST FOREVER!

For additional information concerning Lloyd Dobson Artist you may visit where in addition to his gallery of available paintings you will find digital printed products of his paintings on items such as Gilcee, Canvas Prints, Prints, Shower Curtains, Throw Pillows, Coffee Mugs, Cell Phone Cases, Beach Towels, Tote Bags and much more.

Testimonials For Florida Artist Lloyd Dobson. Since moving to the Siesta Key – Sarasota, Florida area 10 years ago, Lloyd Dobson’s beach themed oil paintings hang in hundreds of homes and offices throughout the US, Canada,the UK and Switzerland. Collectors are talking about their experience with Lloyd Dobson Artist … take a look!


How To Preserve Your Vacation Memories

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How To Preserve Your Vacation Memories?
Our homes are natural storytellers. Their adorned walls, marked-up floors, slept-in sheets all paint a vivid picture about the places we’ve been and the kind of people we are. To say that looks aren’t important, in this case, doesn’t fly. Your space truly serves an extension, not of your appearance, but of your experiences.

So, how do we keep our best memories and experiences alive?

Art, of course. Commissions, more specifically.

What’s a commission? A commissioned work of art is a piece created specifically for you based on your specifications and desires, by Lloyd Dobson Artist from Siesta Key – Sarasota, Florida.Lloyd_Dobson_-_Siesta_Key_Public_Beach_-_Horizontal

How does it work? It starts with you and your ideas – whether they be extremely detailed, or loose guidelines.

Let’s pretend for a minute. (Say your favorite place in the world is Siesta Key, Florida.)

You traveled there when you were 27. You walked the sugar white sand beach for three weeks with your best friend from college. You unlocked the condo door for the first time and were welcomed by an open view of the aqua Gulf waters that could only be outdone by the green coconut palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze peeking through between you and the beach. You flung your suitcases on the floor and cracked the 2 euro bottle of vino you picked up stared out the window until it was gone.

"Siesta Key Public Beach" Siesta Key, Florida

“Siesta Key Public Beach”
Siesta Key, Florida

THOSE are the kind of moments commissioned artworks are capable of capturing.

How does the artist know what to do? You will connect with Lloyd Dobson Artist and facilitate the back and forth to make it as seamless as possible. You’ll work with him and relay details, big or small, that you want included in your piece, along with the feeling you want it to convey and specifics you have in mind like size, color and orientation. All of his artwork is on stretched canvas.Lloyd_Dobson_Painting_A_Beach_Scene_#1

Lloyd Dobson Artist will then give you a timeline and update you with his studio sessions before you receive your final piece.

Why are commissions awesome?  They simultaneously “bring you back,” and move forward with you for the rest of your long life. Plus, the artistic flairs of your favorite artist make these types of pieces rich with personality and authentic style.

Have your favorite memory in mind?

Well it is simple to recapture. Send an email to for a FREE quote.

Commission a piece now >












How To Win This Original Lloyd Dobson Artist Oil Painting

Here are the steps necessary to have an opportunity to win a 16″x20″ original oil painting created by Siesta Key – Sarasota, Florida artist Lloyd Dobson

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Tropical Art For Sale In Florida by Lloyd Dobson Artist. Lloyd Dobson an artist living in the Siesta Key – Sarasota Florida area was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Independence, Missouri. 
He studied art in high school and college where he was blessed to win numerous art awards and ribbons. In Missouri he studied under the late artist Andrew Thoman. After a year in college he migrated to Southern California.

Soon after moving to Southern California he continued his passion for oil painting and studied under California artist Bert Carter. In California he entered many art shows where he

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continued to win ribbons for his work, as well as selling oil paintings to hundreds of clients throughout the United States and Canada.

Lloyd’s work is enjoyed in private collections with some of the more notable collectors being Art Linkletter, Debbie Reynolds and Debbie Reynold’s mother. A couple of years living in California, Lloyd Dobson partnered with three other artist and opened a gallery in Laguna Beach, California. That same year opened a gallery and studio in Canoga Park, California where he taught oil painting as well.

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In 2007 he moved to Treasure Island, Florida where Florida’s west coast now seem to influence his paintings. In 2013 Lloyd Dobson moved to the Siesta Key – Sarasota area and close to his son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters and they have invigorated him to continue capturing God’s palette.

You can find Lloyd Dobson and his Tropical Art For Sale In Florida oil paintings every Sunday from 8:00am to 2:00pm at the Siesta Key Farmers Market in the Village on Siesta Key, Florida and the fourth Saturday of every month at the Lakewood Ranch Farmers Market from 10:00am to 2:00pm (8am to 12 noon through the summer months).