Mary Walker, an award winning artist has been perfecting her skills for many years. Competing since 1998, her paintings have been chosen to hang in over 100 shows by prominent judges. These Judges include: Gerald Brommer, Carrie Burns Brown, Steve Rogers, Pat Dews, Pat Weaver, Tom Jones, Ingrid Lederer, Sherry O’Neil, Fran Larsen, Janet Rogers, Mary Ann Beckworth, George James, Ann Kenyon, Ted Head and Janet F. King to name a few. Shows include The Art Guild of Orange Park, The Jacksonville Water Color Society, The Saint Augustine Art Association and The Florida Water Color Society. Awards include First Place, Second Place, Merit Award, 3 Third Places and Honorable Mentions.
An accomplished Artist and Teacher, Rochelle Waldman has studied her craft for many years. She also holds a Bachelors Degree in Art education from Kent State, a Masters Degree in Art from Ohio State University, and a Phd in Art Education from Barkley University, California. Her love of animals resulted in her Pet Portrait business. She is very involved with saving animals and part of her commissions go to organizations that protect and find them homes. She has received many Awards, with her most coveted being the Apple Award presented to accomplished and caring teachers who have made a difference. Additionally, her Pet Portraits are very desirable and unique.