Winter Park April 2009 : Page 17

Meet The Artists STEPHEN BACH Stephen Bach, Orlando, attended Pratt Institute and has worked as an illustrator and muralist, completing more than 1,500 murals for Olive Garden over a 15-year period. He now focuses on fine art and is represented by a number of state and local galleries. LINDA BLONDHEIM Linda Blondheim, Gainesville, attended the University of Tampa and the University of South Florida. She is founding member of a number of plein air art organizations, and her paintings are found in private and corporate collections around the country. CHRISTOPHE CARDOT Christophe Cardot, Edgewater, prefers plein air painting and feels that there is no better way to capture the hidden colors of nature revealed by changing light. He is a member of a number of art groups, and his works are held in collections worldwide. KATHLEEN CHENET Kathleen Chenet, Longwood, paints in oils illustrating the scenes that were part of her life growing up in the area. She enjoys the challenge of capturing Florida’s subtle and fragile beauty. CHARLES DICKINSON Charles Dickinson, St. Augustine, graduated from the Paier School of Art and studied at the Lyme Academy of Fine Art. He paints primarily plein air and prefers wet into wet brushstrokes that produce painterly and expressive works. CYNTHIA EDMONDS Cynthia Edmonds, Winter Park, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University, a Master of Fine Arts from The University of Florida and studied at the Seattle Academy of Fine Art. A native of Winter Park, she began painting in Seattle, and after returning to this area, began devoting all her time to landscape painting. Brenda Hofreiter, a 4th-generation Floridian, finds peace and serenity in ‘old, van- ishing places.’ She’s known for her clean use of color and powerful composition. Similar scenes – where passers-by are encouraged to watch and c with artists at work – will be played out during the fi rst Winter Park Pa when 24 plein air artists descend on the Albin Polasek Museum & Sc Gardens and from there spread across the city of Winter Park. From April 28 through May 2, the artists who work en plein air – French for in the open airr – will set up their easels and unpack their paint boxes on street corners and in parks as they fi nd the best subjects and the perfect light. “I’malways painting the light, so I’ll look for themost captivating situation time of day,” says Altamonte Springs artist for that moment for that Morgan Samuel Price, who has been painting outdoors since the ’60s and SALLY EVANS Sally Evans, Orlando, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design and fine art from the University of South Carolina and is known for her bold use of color and design. Her subject matter ranges from the beaches of Florida to the deserts of the Southwest. ELISABETH FERBER Elisabeth Ferber, Orlando, enjoys painting a variety of subjects including portraiture and still life, but prefers landscapes and wildlife. Her goal is to express the simple beauty of our surroundings and to help preserve them in the future. Continued on page 18 APRIL 2009 | WINTER PARK MAGAZINE 17

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