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3rd Quarter 2017 Featured Artist Selected

posted Jul 30, 2017, 4:46 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Mar 29, 2018, 2:20 PM ]
On July 26, 2017 Virginia Butler was selected as the North Tampa Arts League Featured Artist for the 3rd Quarter of 2017. Virginia has a passion for wildlife, landscapes, and still life. She paints realistic animal portraits from photos of my clients pets. Her winning entry is a portrait of "Odie", Virginia's sister's white boxer.  "My inspiration for this painting was his sagging face, eyes and all of his wrinkles!" 

Virginia adds "I acquired my painting skills by attending a few art classes, but mostly I learned on my own by reading books, magazines, and visiting art museums. I'm a detailed person; I love to paint each hair or feather and make each painting look real. I paint subjects that I have a passion for and try to portray these feelings in each of my paintings."