AIMEE K. WILES BANION is a seaglass jewelry artist, finding the beautiful frosty shards on beaches throughout the world and adding sterling silver to complement glass the ocean has uniquely shaped. Her "Tidal Treasures Seaglass Jewelry" launched in April 2010 and quickly became the gallery's top-selling necklaces and earrings.
Aimée, who was an award-winning newspaper photojournalist from 1990-2005 as Aimée K. Wiles, has degrees in Journalism and Fine Art from The University of Florida. She is now the founder and owner of High Tide Gallery LLC, located in her hometown of St. Augustine, Florida.
"St. Augustine is my favorite place in the world," she says. "The romantic atmosphere of blue skies, horse-drawn carriages, gorgeous architecture, ancient fortresses, beautiful beaches and wildlife like manatees, seaturtles and dolphins make this a very special place to work and play." Additional passions include hand-painting artistic furniture, vegetarianism and small dog rescue.