CAPTIVA ISLAND, FLORIDA

239-395-2266

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An artful menagerie thrives in our Captiva jungle where you'll find rooms full of eye catching creations from local, national and international artists.

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

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AN AWESOME ART EXPERIENCE ON CAPTIVA ISLAND

 

Contact us at 239-395-2266

or email us at jungledrumsgallery@comcast.net

GALLERY HOURS

CLOSED FOR STORM CLEANUP

WE SHALL BE BACK!!

If you've been following the news, the islands of Southwest Florida got hit hard by the hurricane. But we are all concentrated on restoring our part of paradise and it is going to happen! We were fortunate at Jungle Drums experiencing only minimal damage. With the Sanibel Bridge opening back up, we will all be able to focus on recovery and restoration. Stay tuned!

You can follow Jim Mazzotta on Instagram above for our cleanup progress. You can communicate with us via email or Instagram.

JUST CAN'T REASON WITH IAN

Doing the Jimbo Limbo! Luckily the palm just missed hitting our gallery.

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!

MANGROOVIN' TABLE

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.

Carved drawers on Manatee table
Manatee table in progress
Manatee and Turtle table in progress
Detail of turtle painting
Manatees and Turtle Table

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.

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.

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.

INSIDE THE STUDIO!

CRITTER CHAIRSA unique assortment of chair photo frames with 3D sculptures of island wildlife chilling out!

OTHER STUFF

More creative pieces that you  won't want to miss!

Driftin' the Night Away Mermaid airbrushed Clock

ISLAND CLOCKSAirbrushed timepieces that capture the essence of the Captiva Island lifestyle.

POTHEADSA unique assortment of chair photo frames with 3D sculptures of island wildlife chilling out!

COASTAL TABLESHand painted tables that will be a focal point of any home looking for a taste of our island lifestyle.

ISLAND SIGNS3D sculpted clay characters on wood with timely and whimsical messages.

WOOD SIGNS

A collection of original coastal images printed on rustic wood with your location.

CRITTER PORTRAITS

A family album of hand sculpted animal portraits mounted on rustic wood boxes for your wall.

ISLAND LUGGAGE

A family album of hand sculpted animal portraits mounted on rustic wood boxes for your wall.

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.

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FEATURED WORK by Kathleen & Jim

GALLERY PORTFOLIO by Jim & Kathleen Mazzotta

THE LATEST PEEK INSIDE THE STUDIO...CLASSIC SAILBOAT GALLEY TABLE

NEW ORIGINAL TEE by Jim Mazzotta

2022 GALLERY HOURS: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. TUESDAY - FRIDAY.  CLOSED WEEKENDS, MONDAYS

Operating hours may vary as we are working artists and creativity can happen at any time!   Call 239-395-2266