Three Exhibits for
Florida Landscape Artists
Red Hot (Celebrating the
Artwork from Students of
FLORIDA LANDSCAPE ARTISTS
Florida Landscape Artists are a small collective of painters who work
in various mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor and pen & ink. In
addition to working in their own studios, they have been painting together on
location for several years. The artists first met, and continue to paint
together weekly as part of the group, West Coast Plein Air, a local chapter of
the statewide organization Plein Air Florida.
The artists who make up
the Florida Landscape Artists are all active working artists in their
own communities, which range from Clearwater in the south to Brooksville in the
north. The artists of the group include: Eva Allen, Phoebe Chidester, Jenna
Star Friedman, Rhonda Hancock, Anneke Hulstein, Lynnette Vaughan and Jana
Viewers of their work
will notice, in addition to the varying mediums, differences in the paintings’
style, color, and composition. Yet there is cohesiveness as well, that can be
defined by the artists’ love for their subject matter – the natural beauty of
Florida’s landscape. The actual locations of the paintings are also often
recognized by viewers as they are based on local scenes in nearby areas.
Like many of us who have
lived in Florida for any amount of time, The Florida Landscape Artists have
witnessed the loss of many of our natural surroundings to hastily and poorly
thought-out methods of dealing with development and population growth. As more
and more areas are replaced by parking lots, strip malls, condos, and other
signs of ever-encroaching development, the Florida Landscape Artists are
united in their common bond of wanting to record in art their interpretations
of the landscape around them. They hope that others enjoy their paintings of
Florida’s wondrous beauty.
Celebrating the Color Red
The color red is
the warmest of all colors. The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a
faster heartbeat and breathing as well as the conflicting color of love and
passion to violence or warfare.
Passion are all feelings the beautiful color red can evoke.
Exciting, Motivating are some effects of the color red.
18 Artists want to share
this creative celebration with you!
Red is Hot! Join
us and you will see this intense color, from a speck to abundance, on every
canvas, photograph, digital art and mixed media. Beautiful artwork that will
have a different effect on all, but there is one thing for sure- all will be
Artwork created by
students at Deer Park Elementary, Moon Lake Elementary and T. Weightman Middle
School in Pasco County. The Hand 'n Hand artist residency programs that were
held at the three schools were facilitated by teaching artists Angela Dickerson,
Babs Evans, Rachel Means and Jack Beverland.
The Pasco County Hand 'n
Hand residency program was made possible through a grant from the Autism
Services Grants Council.
VSA Florida provides
arts, education and cultural opportunities by and for people with disabilities
Thanks to our
event partner Sweetbay Supermarket 6500 Massachusetts Ave. NPR