Wooden Octopus

Fine Art, Fine Things

We are a collaborative studio of four artists and you can often catch us creating something new when you visit our gallery!


Current Hours

  • Sun 11-3

  • Mon Closed

  • Tues Closed

  • Wed Closed

  • Thurs 11-5

  • Fri 11-5

  • Sat 11-5

And of course by appointment! 


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Here's a little background on each of us >> 

Matthew Amey

Matthew Amey has been an artist for over 30 years, working with both analog and digital processes to create his works, including using 3D sculpting and printing to create unique jewelry pieces with stunning detail. 

He prefers painting in oils although he also works with acrylics, glass, metal, photography, and skin. He has been a professional tattoo artist since 1991 and recently earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Delaware. 

His prints are also carried by Uncommon Goods and he welcomes commissioned work. He would love to create the perfect piece for you!

His personal website >

Karen Ardis

Karen Ardis draws her inspiration from the outdoors using natural fibers, wood, moss, and seashells to create beautiful pieces for the home.

A longtime resident of the Eastern Shore, she appreciates the natural heritage of the region and draws on it to handcraft one-of-a-kind thematic wreaths that highlight Delmarva’s fields, woods, and coast.

She also creates whimsical holiday ornaments, decorations, and elegant hurricane candles that serve as a focal point of any celebration. 

Lisa Tossey

Lisa Tossey is a photographer and digital media specialist who has worked with a variety of regional environmental organizations including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Delaware State Parks, and Delaware Sea Grant. 

She has a Masters in Arts in journalism from the University of Maryland and uses her photojournalism skills to capture the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Delmarva and further afield. 

Her personal website >

Margaret Tossey

Growing up in Wales and on the southeastern coast of England gave Margaret Tossey a love of the sea at an early age. She brought that love for the coast with her to Maryland, where she’s called home for over 30 years.

Margaret taught art in Wicomico County for 28 years, including 10 with the county’s Visual & Preforming Arts program.

Now retired, she spends her time beachcombing along the Atlantic coast and creating unique works using her finds and reclaimed wood, and making beautiful representations of marine critters in tooled copper. 

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