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.
Rebecca J. Greene grew up in Palm Beach County and from a young age started her dance training studying ballet, jazz, acro and tap. She taught at Studio 19 Centre for Performing Arts in Eustis and at E.A.D. Elevations Academy of Dance, and is a board member of the Lake Marion Ballet. In 2022 she joined Central Florida Choreographers Collaboration (CFCC) as a project choreographer and created her first dance film. Rebecca was the choreographer for the Bay Street Players at State Theatre Eustis and choreographed The Polar Express Train ride in Lake County. Her work includes touches of modern, classical jazz mixed with different variations of broadway jazz to jazz funk.
Hailey holds a degree in dance from Santa Fe College in Gainesville. She has taught at local studios in Central Florida for regular season classes, master classes, intensives & adult dance in the last 9 years. Hailey founded her own small dance company, Tarantism Unfolds Contemporary Dance, in 2020 with a colleague. With TUCD she produced their first dance film, River, in collaboration with dancers & other artists. She also produced & directed their first show, Fleeting Cycles in 2021. The Show was a great success. Hailey also made two dance films as a project choreographer with Central Florida Choreographers Collaboration in 2021 & 2022.
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.
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.
Alfie Carroll has worked professionally as a musician and instrumental tutor in London for over 27 years. He graduated from the London College Of Music with a distinction in Popular Music Performance. Whilst at the college He studied with great tutors who are all well known working music business professionals including Dave Kilminster (Roger Waters, Steven Wilson), Paul Stacey (Oasis, Black Crowes), Hugh Burns( Paul McCartney, George Michael, Steelers Wheel) Terry Gregory (Steve Hackett, Martin Taylor) and many more. Before college he studied at the Guitar Institute in London studying various courses in Guitar and music theory. He began his music career while still in school touring the summer festival circuit in a rock band supporting Donnovan and Hawkwind. After a continued interest in studying Jazz, he formed his own band which had the good fortune of playing support to acclaimed bands and solo artists including Average white Band, Tal Farlow, Ritchie Cole, Red Holloway and the James Taylor Quartet.
Morna began painting in oils at the age of nine and exhibited in her first one person show at twelve. Her Art education began in 1954 at the Midland Art Institute and studied architecture in 1964 at Texas Technological College before transferring to the Fine Arts program at North Texas State College. She also studied in the Upper Division Program at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Ca. Morna has taught art across the US and was a gallery owner in the Keys. She has received many awards and her paintings are in collections world-wide, private, public and corporate.
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.
Maria Pirone comes to us from New York City where she graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a Bachelors degree in fine arts and art therapy. During her years in New York City Maria worked over 20 years as a freelance makeup artist for film and television. She worked in several facilities providing art therapy for pediatrics ICU, AIDS/HIV infected and affected, all varieties of PTSD survivors, and the elderly. Her work slowly emerged into ordained ministry where she practices creative and intuitive counseling. Maria also worked as a freelance fine art model, animation model, 3-D animation model, and voice overs for animation.
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