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I was born and raised in Florida. After many years of travel, attending plein air paint outs, I discovered that residencies are the best way to explore the natural world I love. Working for an extended period from seven to ten days really enhances my painting experience. I am lucky to have friends and collectors who make it possible to explore the exciting and interesting locations I love to paint. Supporters provide their unoccupied vacation homes or hotel lodging for my residencies throughout the year. I am always delighted to leave an original framed painting for them as my thanks for their generous gift. If you would like to sponsor a residency, I would love to hear from you.
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Monday, April 8, 2013

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival April 4-7, 2013

Monster Topiaries
Notes From My Residency Journal

I just returned from four days at Epcot. This was my tenth and last year as the project manager for the annual Art in the Garden weekend for the festival. I managed the plein air event for Epcot. I have many happy memories of this event through the years but it is now time for me to turn to other projects.

 This year we were housed at the Boardwalk Inn, one of Epcot's top resorts. It was good to have my last year at one of the resorts around the lake. I love those hotels. They are all situated on the boardwalk, which is fashioned after the famous New Jersey boardwalk. it is great fun, with a view of the fireworks at Epcot from the bridge. The hotel is elegant and well staffed with very helpful folk.

We were treated to a lovely banquet upstairs in the aquarium Under Seas pavilion so we could watch the fish and sea turtles swim as we enjoyed our feast of watermelon salad, shrimp and grits, pulled pork, collard greens and many other goodies. As a gal from the South, the food was heavenly!!

I met thousands of people as an ambassador for painting at Epcot, and thrilled many children by allowing them to paint on my paintings and parents were delighted to photograph their children at my easel.

I am looking forward to going back to Epcot as a tourist in the future.

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