Leoma Lovegrove said she always would be a part of Matlacha. However, the artist who spent the past 25 years there put her studio up for sale, moved to North Fort Myers and is planning a new shop and studio for downtown Fort Myers.
Lovegrove also has been turning trash into treasure, taking shingles Hurricane Ian ripped from her roofs, transforming them into art canvasses and selling them for $395 each.
Lovegrove and her husband of 44 years, Mike Silberg, bought the wood frame, canal-front studio off Pine Island Road in 1998 for $112,000. It’s near the center of the tiny fishing village between Pine Island and Cape Coral. They listed the property, which includes three buildings needing restoration, through Re/Max Sunshine of Matlacha for $2.5 million. Lovegrove said she spent about $70,000 clearing debris.
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