The 36th Annual All Florida Exhibition This annual show at Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, FL is the most anticipated of the year. As the name suggests, this exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida. The 53 juried entries come together for an award-winning and exciting exhibition representing today’s contemporary Florida artists.
Congratulations! We are pleased to announce that your artwork, Mama Always Told Me Not to Look Into the Eyes of the Sun, was ACCEPTED into the 36th Annual All Florida Exhibition.
What size and materials do you usually work with?
- My work displays a strong visual impact and does particularly well in larger sizes. I typically paint from 24" X 24" to 36 X 72". The medium is primarily acrylic paints.
Are you able to customize your work to complement a client's preferred palate?
-Absolutely. Ideally you can provide color and fabric swatches.
Do you ship?
-Yes, we can ship.Please note that the work is applied thickly textured and is not able to be rolled into a mailing tube. The finished pieces are shipped on stretched canvas.
Tell us a bit about yourself
-I have always enjoyed working with my hands, previously in highly detailed fashion. In my early years I did model building, wood working, and went on to win lapidary guild awards in precision gemstone faceting. In college, I had the opportunity to conduct graduate level research in "cognitive rotation " of projected images.
As an adult, I practiced dentistry for 30 years with renown for color, shade and tint matching and dabbled in clay sculpture.
Surprisingly, all these interests share a common skill set and demand an innate ability to mentally visualize and manipulate the desired outcome in advance.
Now, after a "lifetime" of developing fine motor skills and doing highly precise work, I am painting and free to visualize and produce more abstract themes. It is a wonderful feeling to no longer be focused on microns & millimeters , and to lay down my mental imagery onto canvas.