Rosemarie Brown

Having over 35 years of experience my works include historical restoration for homes and buildings on our national registry, museums , Disney and custom work.   As an artist my work is inspired by nature. I love working with stained glass , it’s textures, vibrant colors and the way it dances in the light I  enjoy teaching  and sharing the beauty of stained glass, mosaics and fused glass with others.

Patty Yoshida

Ery Yoshida, known as Patty to all her friends, is an artist and art instructor based in the City of Mount Dora where she shares her Japanese inspired art through workshops designed for students interested in learning about Japanese Arts and Crafts.

Born in Peru, where her grandparents migrated from Japan early in the 20th century, Ery showed an interest in drawing and painting from an early age and was particularly inspired by the art of Japan. Encouraged by her parents, she practiced with all kinds of media. Art took a rest when Ery attended Medical School. After graduating from San Marcos Medical School in Lima, Peru, she moved to the United States in 1994 and in 2001, found herself in Mt Dora where she now lives with her husband. 

Ken Fuller

Ken Fuller has been painting and exhibiting for over 20 years trying to keep alive a style of painting, Trompe l’oeil (meaning to fool the eye) an exciting method of painting, in which objects are so realistically rendered that the eye is fooled
into believing it is seeing the real thing. This
is a style that dates to the Roman mosaics in
the second century B.C., and was popular in
this country in the 1700 and 1800’s.
In addition to winning awards in art festivals
throughout Florida, two of his paintings
were displayed at the White House during
former President Jimmy Carters’ administration.

Alyssa Foxson

Alyssa Foxson is an Orlando based fiber artist. Alyssa has degrees in biology and currently teaches in her field, but she has also been doing fiber arts since she was a teen. She owns a macrame business named Lily Cords where she sells her macrame art online, at art shows, wholesale, and shares her love of Macramé by teaching macrame workshops. Recently, Alyssa has been vending and hosting workshops with businesses such as: East End Market, West Elm, The Florida Local Market, Tommy Hilfiger, and Free People

Susan Grogan

Susan Grogan is an award-winning artist; her passion is in watercolor and alcohol ink.

She started her art career as a fashion illustrator for a local department store in Cincinnati Ohio. Wanting to pursue her artistic interest, she concentrated on painting, and teaching classes. Now in Florida for 7 years, she sells her work and teaches beginner, intermediate and advanced watercolor class at the Mount Dora Center of the Arts.

Susan is an active member of the Central Florida Watercolor Society and is the workshop chair. She is currently on the public arts commission in Mount Dora and has been for 4 years.

She also is the Volunteer art coordinator for the W.T. Bland library in Lake County.

John Schroeder

Juliette Davis

Juliette Davis started Yada Yada pottery in Mount Dora, FL in 1999. After some time off she came back to what she loves, creating and teaching pottery skills to both children and adults.

Paul Morris

Paul Morris has been a prominent member of the Florida commercial photography community for over three decades. Today he works with photography and other mediums creating dynamic 2D and 3D fine-art works for sale.  Paul is a Compulsive Creator who applies a finely-crafted personal style to his work.
 
As a fine artist he uses photography as a creative medium to experiment with traditional and alternative photographic processes with a unique vision.  His images can be seen in many homes, institutions and galleries throughout the US and Europe.
 
While Paul still does some commercial work, his focus has shifted to the art of photography and sharing his knowledge with others to help them make their images better.
 
Paul recently relocated to Mount Dora, joined the arts community here, and is bringing photography education to MDCA.
 

Jakob Preston

Jakob Preston is a dance instructor specializing in ballroom, swing and salsa dance. Take a class and learn the basics or brush up on your skills.

Jane Moody

I have been painting Sumi-e style since the mid ‘80’s. My personal style is a combination of traditional Chinese and contemporary Western techniques to bring landscapes and floral scenes to life. I practice with a variety of materials, using “zung-chi” and black ink to achieve the level of detail necessary in my artworks.
Sumi-e is like a beautiful flowing circle — the circle of life. Every step of the way is filled with wonderful surprises, you never know how and when it will end, but prepared with right frame of mind, ink, a good brush and a sturdy hand, you will get fantastic results.

Kayla Raney

Kayla Raney is a local professional illustrator and comic artist. She was a classically trained oil painter, but left academia to pursue a spectrum of less traditional roles in the art world, including several years working in the tattoo industry! Much of her professional life has been dedicated to working as a freelance artist in many mediums, from pen and ink illustration to digital painting and animation. She works now with many international clients, such as the Netherlands band Dear Mother and Danny Gorney of the Canadian Co-Op RAID Comics. While freelancing is her full time job, teaching has always been her passion! Kayla has taught workshops for several studios and non-profit organizations across Florida, and has taught private art lessons online for two years. When she’s not creating comics or teaching, Kayla is a voracious reader and tennis player with her husband Tony and their two beloved German Shepherds.  

Jackii Molsick

I am a painter who enjoys exploring a variety of subject matter and media. I consider myself a watercolorist, first and foremost, but from time to time, also enjoy explorations in collage, oil and pastel. My paintings reflect my love of nature, animals, people, travel and nostalgia.
I have painted since childhood, and grew up with a mother who was an accomplished oil and watercolor painter. I have also had the pleasure of studying with many modern day watercolor masters, including Mel Stabin, Tony Couch, Janet Rogers, Frank Webb and Fred Graff. 
 

Lucina Roark

Lucina Roark is an experienced art teacher with a BFA from the University of Texas and a MFA from the University of Massachusetts. She also studied website design and development and worked as a web designer/programmer in private business. She works in various media, including but not limited to printmaking, oil painting, and drawing. In drawing particularly, she has worked extensively with charcoal, oil pastel and colored pencil. Lucina has exhibited her work in many one-person and group shows, participated in over 70 juried museum/gallery exhibitions nationwide and received many awards. She was a longtime member of the Massachusetts Council for the Arts. She has served as juror for various art competitions both in Massachusetts and Florida. After moving to Florida she again taught art classes in Citrus County, Leesburg, and at Master The Possibilities in Ocala as well as Mt. Dora Center for the Arts.

Paul Allen Taylor

Rochester NY Artist Paul Allen Taylor is a self-taught painter using watercolors and acrylics. He is a landscape painter first, but he could be classified as a maritime artist in that many of his works involve water, boats, ships lighthouses and shorelines. He holds a membership with the American Society of Marine Artists. His work is widely collected and has an extensive print collection. Paul is a well-traveled workshop instructor having taught in Florida, Illinois, Cape Cod and the Chesapeake Bay among others as well as Canada.

 

Jennifer Harper

I am a native of Mount Dora and now live in Eustis. I grew up learning to love tools in my father’s workshop. All of my former experiences as a working artist and designer have led me to this passion for relief printmaking. My BFA is in drawing. I took one semester of intaglio printmaking in college, but it wasn’t until 2008 that I took up printmaking as a full-time passion. From 2005-2008, I taught art in a small international school in China. It was a lesson I gave to the students on linoleum carving, that really stuck with me once I returned to life in the states. My father carved in the round till the end of his life, and it felt natural for me to carve in relief and combine that skill with my drawing.

This time in life, I make what intrigues me enough to see it through to the press. Prints take on a life of their own and many changes occur throughout the process of carving and printing. The constant surprise is what keeps me going. That, and the people that share my presses with me. Harper Printmaking Studio is open to the community and we have Open Press Group every week. Seeing everyone open to the same element of surprise makes it very worthwhile.

Kate Carney

Kate was brought up in England, her family often visited the great museums and galleries in London. She recalls losing herself, literally, in those places. It was wonderful, felt like home. Her earliest training was at Chelsea School of Art, but she moved on to University College to study Humanities which seemed more marketable. But Kate kept sneaking back into the studio arts classes. Her family moved to the states, and early promise gave way to reality and the claims of
adulthood.
She put away this part of her soul like others put
away old clothes for years while she taught art,
created a family and worked full time. But soon
her doodles grew back into drawings and
paintings and she reached back into herself
and opened up that box, and it all came flying
out. Kate took workshops and painted at night
while the children slept, and she built her body
of work. She started showing again in the early
2000’s at local outdoor festivals. Her success
grew and she was tenacious, determined not to
lose purpose again. Kate has been a
professional artist now since 2010, winning
awards for her paintings all over the country.
In the process of painting some elements and details are lost and
some are found. Life and purpose is often the same way…lost and
found.

Franklin Smith

 Franklin Smith is a West Virginia native who lost his hearing (severely Deaf) at the age of 2. From a young age, he communicated mostly through lip-reading and fingerspelling. It wasn’t until his college years that he became immersed in the Deaf world and fluent in American Sign Language. It was then that he found his identity and joined the Deaf community. Franklin is a dynamic professional with a unique background of more than 10 years teaching ASL and working with Deaf students providing mentoring, advocating, coaching, career development training and job readiness among other skills. Franklin is currently an ASL Adjunct Professor and full-time ASL Lab Manager at the St Petersburg College. He is a people person who loves baking, bowling, arts and crafts, and making a difference in his community

Janalyn Peppel

Janalyn Peppel is a graphic designer and entrepreneur from Gainesville, Florida with a degree from the University of Florida in Advertising & Communication. She is an Arts4All Florida teaching artist and 3D technologist. Ms. Peppel creates interactive, digital designs for virtual and augmented reality experiences by combining real-world imagery and computer-aided design (CAD) software