Although Merrie majored in art at a small liberal arts college, she never used it in the “real” world, so what had initially intrigued her, sat in a corner of her life just waiting for 40+ years work in the travel industry to come to an end! Encouraged by her husband to revisit that long-neglected corner, she started with classes at the Venice Art Center where new friends and experiences renewed the muse of creativity. Many and various classes with local instructors have been supplemented with workshops with popular artists such as Charles Reid, Ted Nuttall, Janet Rogers, Alvaro Castanet and Jeannie McGuire.
The support and encouragement received from FSWS members (most recently notable, help and cheer leading from Nancy Colby!) has been yet another reason to press on – thanks to you all!
Membership in FSWS as well as Florida Watercolor Society, Art Center Sarasota and Venice Art Center helps to keep the paint moving!
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