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There are many choices when ordering reproductions. If you have questions, please contact me first and I can offer guidance. Be careful ordering metal prints. They are amazing, crisp and beautiful but very reflective. Not good with window and overhead lights. If you'd like a product that you don't see available, let me know. I didn't customize all art for pillows and phones, but I can.
I was born in upstate New York but was moved to the southern states as a child. I moved to Virginia, then Kentucky, back to Virginia and then Tennessee where my family put down roots.
My first trip to the ocean as an adult was simply love for me. My sister and I went to Daytona Beach by bus. We took a taxi to the hotel where I caught sporadic glimpses of sand and surf between the buildings. My heart was racing and immediately after checking in, I ran straight to the water's edge vowing to live closer to it one day.
I met my husband and learned he was a beach lover too and all of our vacations have been to coastal destinations. I photographed whatever I could on our trips and began painting from my photos upon my return. My house reflected my love for the ocean with my paintings of palms, sea birds and the beach.
My husband was offered a position n Tampa, Florida in 2007 and our family resides in Wesley Chapel outside of Tampa. We LOVE living here!
My interest in art has always been with me. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with an emphasis in graphic design in 1987. I took continuing education classes in fine art at Watkin's Fine Art Institute in Nashville, TN.
I began painting in oil but found the fumes and drying time to be a huge annoyance. I switched to acrylic but like many acrylic painters who began with oil, my art takes on an oil look and feel. I also enjoy photographing my gorgeous surroundings and many available to be uploaded soon. My favorite subject matter has always been coastal themes including palm trees, children at play in the surf, local wildlife and flowers. I also love studying and painting animals.
Thanks for stopping by! Remember, you can contact me to do a commission piece. I'm reasonable! I can paint from your vacation pictures, fave pic of your pet or child...Quotes are free. Average cost of an 11x14 one pet, canvas painting (not reproduction) is $150 plus whatever shipping cost.
Jeanne Forsythe joined Fine Art America on February 29th, 2012.