If you’re looking for a traditional watercolor or oil painting that’s been matted and framed and delicately rests behind glass, you’ve come to the wrong place. However, if you’re looking for non-traditional art… something different, a bit funky, a statement piece that doesn’t exactly match your couch… you’ve come to the right place. Folk artist Andy Saczynski’s unique mixed media style is anything but traditional. He primarily works with acrylic, found objects, recycled musical instruments, reclaimed wood, metal, and copper. As he likes to say, he turns junk into funk! Every piece is original and cannot be duplicated. We also like to think of Andy’s art as earth-friendly or green. His art contains items that are recycled, reclaimed, and re-purposed. He gives new life to old stuff. Andy likes to salvage as many odds and ends as he can.
Everyone loves Florida’s Emerald Coast. While some flew here, Andy can proudly say he grew here. While spending his adolescent years just north of Choctawhatchee Bay, he used to dream of someday having his own 30A art gallery in Grayton Beach. But sometimes life happens and dreams have to be put on hold. Andy and his wife spent their early years of marriage trying to figure it out. They moved to Santa Rosa Beach in 2005 and lived there for three years. They moved to Destin in 2008, where they still reside today. Andy wasn’t satisfied with his career, so in early 2010 he began transitioning his art hobby into an art career. He quickly outgrew his “home studio” (also known as his garage) and it was time to take a leap of faith. After twenty years of waiting, Andy’s dream came true and they opened his studio-gallery in Grayton Beach in 2012. It’s conveniently located in the middle of 30A, a short drive from Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Seagrove, Seaside, WaterColor, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, and Destin.
Since being named the 2013 Visit South Walton Artist of the Year, Andy’s popularity has grown in the major metro areas of the southeast. You can find Andy Saczynski’s original art in homes across the southeast including Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Austin, Dallas, and New Orleans. We’d love to add your city to that list! Browse Andy’s art available for purchase or contact him to discuss a custom piece that perfectly represents who you are and what you love.