Arts4All Florida showcases artists with disabilities through our Artist Registry. All art forms are represented including visual art, performing art, and literary work. Artist Registry members receive:
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Arts4All Collective
For over 40 years, Arts4All Florida has provided programs that make it possible for people with disabilities to contribute to the social, cultural, and economic life of Florida. The goal of the Arts4All Collective is to provide online exposure and sales for artists with disabilities from our Artist Registry, helping us meet one of our guiding principles: that all individuals with disabilities who aspire to careers in the arts deserve opportunities to develop, strengthen and monetize their skills. In fact, 100% of all net sales goes directly to the artists we work with. Please click here to visit the new site.
 
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Hannah Allen : Visual Artist

Email : hmaartistry3@gmail.com
Website : www.HMAartistry.com

Welcome to HMAartistry, where Mother Nature comes to life through a colored pencil or acrylic paint. My name is Hannah Allen and I am excited to share art that I created from my heart. I am a 23 year old young entrepreneur with learning disabilities and a passion for art. I love Mother Nature and enjoy sharing that theme through my notecards, canvases, prints and other seasonal pieces.

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Elnora Banuchi : Visual Artist

Email : elnora.banuchi@gmail.com

I'm an artist and photographer with a passion for art, art history and nature. Having had the privilege of being surrounded by history, nature and the art world from a young age has influenced my artworks and art journey greatly throughout the years. From working alongside masters at their craft and studies, to developing and creating my own style and work, my need to create art has always been present. I studied Art History at the University of Puerto Rico RP campus and currently work as artistic director and curator for the non-profit Fundación Rompiendo Barreras Inc., helping cancer patients with their healing process as they adapt to their new lifestyle after being diagnosed. I also work as an independent curator and art therapy teacher.

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Rachel Barcellona : Performing Artist

Email : bbarcellona@tampabay.rr.com
Website : www.rachelbarcellona.com

Rachel Barcellona received her A.A. degree from St. Petersburg College, and is currently attending the University of South Florida, majoring in English with minors in creative writing and communication. She has also studied International relations and languages including Russian and Spanish. Rachel is studying voice and is an opera singer, showcasing her talents in New York and London, and England. Rachel won the Els for Autism award in 2017 along with numerous volunteer and community service awards for her advocacy work to help individuals on the autism spectrum. She is a spokesperson for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at the University of South Florida, and also on their advocacy board. Rachel was named an ambassador for Unicorn Children’s Foundation and recently elected to their board of directors. She also holds a position on the board at the Els Center for Excellence, and is a board member of Safe Minds Inc. Rachel has traveled with the Global Autism Project internationally speaking to families, teacher's and therapists and working at their centers across the world. She is also a member of the International Thespian Honor Society and enjoys acting and voice overs as well as singing. She has competed in pageantry, winning local, state and national titles, as well as modeling in New York Fashion Week 3 times. Rachel has been working on her platform “Ability Beyond Disability” for the past 9 years. This year she had the opportunity to go to New York where she spoke for World Autism Day at the United Nations! Her speech was concerning politics and advocacy for those with autism. Her goal is to inspire others and to teach them that they should never give up on their dreams!

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Harry Batten : Visual Artist

Email : projeeper@yahoo.com
Website : https://harry_batten.pixels.com

Harry has been a lifelong activist in the community. He has been everything from E-8 Master Sargent in the Florida National Guard, Licensed Optician, Licensed Body Wrapper, Licensed Insurance Adjuster, CEO for a distribution warehouse, Certified Building Contractor, Medical Account Executive and now after becoming legally blind, a full time motivator. Harry has served as Past Board of Director for Professional Opticians of Florida, Leadership Ocala Youth, Historic Ocala Preservation Society. Harry started painting in the fall of 2016 after being encouraged by blind artist John Bramblitt from Denton Texas

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Cheryl Beaudoin : Visual Artist

Email : disneymamom@gmail.com
Website : www.viewbug.com/member/disneymamom

 

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Robert Becerra : Visual Artist

Email : rbecerramiami@gmail.com

Robert is 20 years old and lives in Miami. He has non-verbal autism and his ability to communicate is very limited. Robert's parents assist him with the activities of daily living. His art is a direct expression of creative source and is unencumbered by personal agendas or secondary intent. He works on a piece slowly and deliberately, looking at it from many angles, until it feels just right to him. It is then released into the world.

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Eduardo A. LaChall Bencomo : Visual Artist

Email : ed@lachall.com
Website : www.lachall.com

Eduardo was born in Cuba and is the grandnephew of famous Cuban artist, Jose A. Bencomo Mena. He lived in Connecticut until September of 2010 when he moved to St. Petersburg. Eduardo works in glass, granite, oils on canvas, and art on paper.  He sold his first piece of art in 1975. Please click here to read an article about Ed in the Pinellas Reader.

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Jack Beverland (Mr. B) : Visual Artist

Email : beverlandjack@gmail.com
Website : www.mr-b-folkartist.com

Mr. B is a self-taught southern folk artist who has found peace of mind in his unique and special kind of one of a kind art.  Born into a poor family in 1939, his mother moved him and his older brother to Florida after his father died.  Their existence was meager but the experience gave him a strong drive for success.  Later in life Mr. B learned there was no such thing as "corporate loyalty" after being forced into retirement, leaving Mr. B. lost and angry.  Mr. B. conquered the angry beast within through southern folk art.  Mr. B.  portrays the simple life - the life that most of us want to live - the days of our childhood - the dreams we once had and most importantly, the way we would all like it to be.

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Judy Bichsel : Visual Artist

Email : judybichsel@gmail.com

Judy Bichsel is a 69 year old polio survivor having contracted polio at the age of 7 months. She is retired from a 25-year career as a medical transcriber. Since retiring, Judy has been enjoying a number of hobbies. She started building dollhouses a few years back and now is totally devoted to her painting. Acrylic pouring is her latest endeavor.

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John Bisbee: Visual Artist

Email : bisbee.john@gmail.com

John Bisbee was born in Jacksonville, FL and graduated from Jesuit High School in Tampa. He attended MIT, NCC and USF. John started painting at NE Florida state hospital and has lived in Tampa for the past 40 years.

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Andrew Blitman: Visual Artist

Email : andrewblitman@gmail.com
Website : www.andrewblitman.com

Andrew Blitman, who earned his degree in Marine Conservation Science & Policy from the University of Miami, is a local from South Florida who served on the UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities constituency board from 2011 to 2017. He currently works as a tutor and mentor for Firewall Centers. He is the author of five books: one comprehensive poetry anthology,
three illustrated poetry books written and drawn from the perspective of animals, and a memoir about his December 2012 Birthright trip to Israel. He is also a professional artist, who specializes in acrylic paintings.

Nadia Bloom : Visual Artist

Email : nadiambloom@gmail.com
Website: https://www.behance.net/nadiabloom?isa0=1#

Nadia Bloom is an American cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Central Florida. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in illustration from the University of Central Florida. Born with Asperger's Syndrome, Nadia sees the world differently, and is reflected in her exaggerated, somewhat tongue-in-cheek art style. Her work references elements of nostalgic 1950s and 60s classic Americana to depict situations found in everyday life. Through her melodramatic and garishly-colored caricatures, Nadia allows her viewers to enter her mind-where they may see people and places they know...but not exactly as
they know them.

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AJ Brockman : Visual Artist

Email : me@ajbrockman.com
Website : www.singlehandedstudio.com

Recently named 2017 Young Professional of the Year, AJ Brockman is a highly esteemed entrepreneut and visionary in the Town of Lake Park. He is an award winning digital artist who has used a wheelchair since the age of two due to Spinal Muscular Atrophy. In 2012 he had the honor of painting a family portrait of former Presidener Barack Obama. AJ has always viewed himself as being "differently abled" rather than "disabled" and lives life to the fullest every day.

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Shawn Brown : Visual Artist

Email : kansassweetheart@gmail.com

Shawn Brown is an artist who has been drawing since he was 3 years old. He likes to use pencils, markers, paint and chalk to create different pictures and is hoping to have a career in the arts.

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Charles Browne : Visual Artist

Email : CharlieBrowne@Photographer.net
Website: www.facebook.com/CharlieBrownePhotography

I am a seasoned professional photographer with a rich and diverse career spanning over 15 years. My expertise lies primarily in the wedding industry, where I have skillfully captured countless memorable moments for couples on their special day. I have dedicated a decade of my career to Disney Photo Imaging, contributing to my creative vision for one of the world's most beloved
entertainment companies.
In 2002, I earned my degree from The New York Photography Institute, solidifying my commitment to honing my craft and staying at the forefront of photographic techniques. My journey has taken me to vibrant and dynamic locations, including the bustling streets of New York City, the tropical paradise of Honolulu, Hawaii, the magical realm of Orlando, and the sunny landscapes of Jacksonville, Florida.
Beyond my illustrious photography career, I have embarked on a new chapter in education. Currently residing in Middleburg, Florida, I impart my passion for the arts to 7th and 8th graders at Wilkinson Junior High School. My dedication to nurturing young talents and fostering a love for creativity underscores my commitment to my craft and the next generation of artists.
My journey is a testament to my versatility, artistic flair, and deep-rooted passion for visual storytelling. Through my lens and in the classroom, I continue to inspire and make a lasting impact on the world of photography and the lives of aspiring young artists.

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Barbara Burgess : Visual Artist

Email : gobarb26@aol.com
Website: tilestanglesandstrings@blogspot.com

I have been drawing since I was a child. I went to Kansas City Art Institute. I became a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) in 2012. I was teaching until Covid. Now I teach in my church.

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James Cartwright : Visual Artist

Email : jimcheryl7272@outlook.com
Website: www.instagram.com/jccreativeart

My name is Jim Cartwright. About 23 years ago I was advised that I had Parkinson's. I found that doing abstract art could be a positive distraction. There's no pressure to draw perfectly. So give it a try. I hope it helps you like it helped me.

So art up! Enjoy art!

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Crystal Chaluce : Visual Artist

Email : pariswinkleart@gmail.com

(Currently) Florida based artist, studying Psychology and the Japanese language and culture. I mainly do illustrative pieces of
humanoid characters.

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Ariel Collins : Visual Artist

Email : greysonsart@gmail.com
Website: http://www.artloner.com
Ariel Collins is an emerging artist based in Miramar, Florida. Originally a portrait and still-life artist, Ariel began blending her skills by creating images of the world around her with research about topics regarding her heritage. Her work displays a marriage between her two passions inviting viewers to acknowledge nuanced activism and fine art. Ariel's evolution into her current works allowed her to introduce a stronger sense of artistry, flexibility, and forwardthinking in various mediums. Her interest in activism motivated Ariel to challenge the boundaries of different mediums and how they could be used to convey stories.
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      Lashawn Cole : Visual Artist

      Email : keishacreatequeen@gmail.com

      I make colorful mixed media art. I like to paint strong black women or whatever else I'm feeling that day. I use a cartoon style because I'm a 90's kid. I make the characters my own by representing different races, genders, and abilities. I want to inspire others with my art. Family is important and inspires me. There's usually a story behind every piece of art I make. I switch up my techniques and styles all the time and I like trying new things and am always open to new ideas. My brain is always full of creativity and is as colorful as my art is.

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        Bruce Cook : Visual Artist

        Email : bdcookdesign@aol.com

        The award winning assemblages of Bruce and Dottie Cook have been juried as both fine and folk art for over a decade.  The "outsider" work has been very popular and is permanently displayed in museums, state parks and public buildings across Florida.  It is in galleries, collections and charity auctions nationwide.  The materials and techniques range from simple to sublime, often using "findings", then finished with a very durable epoxy resin designed to last for generations.  Outdoor display is not recommended however.  Notable exhibitions include the NFL Players Association in conjunction with Super Bowl XLIII and XLIV, the Princeton University Medical Center, House of Blues in Orlando and LeMoynes Center for Visual Art.  Bruce has been adjudicated to the Southern Artists Federation, listed in Who's Who of American Art and nominated to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.  Bruce and Dottie operate River Wood Studio in scenie Suwannee County, Florida.  Commissioned work is always welcome by contacting the studio.

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        Susana Cremin : Visual Artist

        Email : susanacremin123@gmail.com
        Website: www.susanacremin.com

        Susan Cremin, BWS has been teaching art and selling her work for the past 18 years in the Treasure Coast, and 25 years through the U.S., Canada and South America.  Her works spans the gamut from illustrative to impressionistic, abstraction to just plain fun.  She expresses color from her heart and translates it into exciting works of art.
        Susana is a certified instructor for several disciplines, however, never tires of acquiring new knowledge.  She is always learning and experimenting with new techniques and surfaces.  She shares with her students her enthusiasm and knowedge to express feelings and emotions with others through their art.  It is truly a wonder to see a student's evolution with knowledge and guidance.
        Twice nominated for Outstanding Visual Artist by the Martin County Arts Council in 2007 and 2008, she has won numerous local First Place Awards.  She is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor society and her works are held in numerous private and public collections throughout Canada, South America and the United States including the collection at The Elliott Museum in Hutchinson Island in Florida. 
        Susana thrives when painting, intensely in tune with her subject.  She observes and expands the play of light and shadows.  She takes on the challenge to portray on a one-dimensional surface an elusive moment.

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        Anita Dallar : Visual Artist

        Email : adallar@gmail.com

         

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        Pamela Davis : Visual Artist

        Email : pdpics7@yahoo.com

        Pamela Davis was recently involved in the expressions of Courage Program and has service as Vice President of Art and Humanities.  She taught art for Elementary and Library Programs under DAHC.  Currently, Pamela is showing 9/11/01 and Nature art series throughout Florida.

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        Richard Davis : Visual Artist

        Email : theartistlife@tampabay.rr.com

        Richard Davis has had the opportunity to express his thoughts and feelings using various mediums.  His recent work has been to share his life of living with epilepsy.  In the last four years he used his ability to do paintings to raise money for the Epilepsy research in California and resides in Spring Hill, Florida.

        Lisa Deneka : Visual Artist

        Email : LisaDeneka@outlook.com
        Website: https://lisadeneka.wordpress.com

        Lisa Deneka is a professional Visual Artist working in Mixed Media. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art; Cinematography concentration from the University of South Florida in 1993. In 1994, she moved to New York City where she completed a residency in documtary filmmaking while assisting curating for Berlin International Film Festival. With a growing interest and influenced by art of the American Southwest, Lisa spent seven years in the Santa Fe area studying Folk Arts and working at Taos Art Association. Lisa continued in theatre management when she moved back to Florida in 2000. Begining in 2009, she began working exclusively on her career as a Mixed Media Viisual Artist coining her process as MiXeD MeDiA MaYheM. Her work has premiered in several juried exhibitions at The Tampa Museum of Art, The Amelia Arena, Carrollwood Cultural Center & several other private galleries & festivals. Lisa has been a guest art teacher for Creative Clay in Saint Petersburg, Florida and also a private Catholic school near Orlando where she taught art to ages k-8th grade..

        "Creating art for me is a great means of personal expression, storytelling, therapy & activism.  Art is my voice  and I sometimes I talk a lot !  I start with acrylic, water color, charcoal or oil pastel then manipulate in recycled materials, my own poetry, found text & other mediums to create texture, imagery,  I am satisfied & my job as an artist is complete when my art evokes  thought, conversation or controversy!

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        Helen Ding : Visual Artist

        Email : helenibvisualarts@hotmail.com
        Website: http://www.dingart.com

        Helen Hong Ding Holds a Doctoral Degree in Education, with specialization in International Education at Northcentral University, U.S.A. And Master degree in Fine Art, Multimedia Art from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She grew up in Singapore and educated in Europe which provided a great opportunity for her multi-language capacity, English, French, Chinese dialect.


        Helen is an IB authorized Visual Arts examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and an appointment to the team of examiners responsible for visual arts higher/standard level of IB program; and appointed as the adjudicator of University of Art London, U.K. She gained IB Certificate of Visual arts teacher's training program (MYP Visual arts workshop held at International Youth college, Beijing. 2005; in addition, obtained a DP Visual arts training certificate in the workshop held at Somerset College, Brisbane, Australia. 2006), also she achieved an IB Certificate of experienced Visual arts teacher's training certificate this year in Dubai, UAE, March 2008.
        She was the director of the IB Art Center and taught the IB Visual arts programmed (MYP&DP) in the school of Guangdong Country Garden, China (2003~2008), in addition, she has been a successful curator, who organized the Grand Arts show for the school once a year while responsible for MYP and DP's Internal and External assessments as a moderator every year since she joined the school. Helen is the first MYP & DP Visual Arts teacher in her Chinese school, in charge of the Visual Arts program, outline project design, moderation, overseas consultant in Arts & Design, and as a curator for the DP Visual Arts Exhibition every year in China.


        She is currently teaching at International School of Stockholm Region, Stockholm, Sweden. Her diverse experience, seasoned commitment to detail, and colorful mesmeric teaching style has enriched the young students with an ever-lasting revelation and focus on art. Helen instructs in the fields of painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Sand Sculpture, Print Making, Silk Screen, Lithography, Design, and Multimedia Art.


        As an active & practical artist, Helen feels that each student is a piece of art, ever changing, always refining, and never finished. Helen strives to make each piece better and better. Along her art journey from Europe to South East Asia, she has been working as an executive designer at the Singapore Art & Design Company, in Singapore. She has held a number of joint exhibitions in
        Europe and South East Asia. Helen has tremendous passion in director and curator shows and professional exhibitions. She is represented in private and public collections in France, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.

         

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        Aaron Dixon : Visual Artist

        Email : prism.aaron.dixon@gmail.com

        "Hello, my name is Aaron Dixon and I'm 25 years old. I am on the autism spectrum disorder. I am like-minded just like everybody else, I tend to have issues with grammer."

        "And what do I mean by grammer: I always had a hard time speaking to people and learning how to speak. I use art as a form of communication to speak of how I see the world."

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        David Dolce : Visual Artist

        Email : djan48@aol.com

        "I live in South Beach and moved here from Maryland where I was born and  grew up.  I have been drawing since I was a young boy and most recently started using what I call "psychedelic colors".  My work is completely unplanned - as the colors and shapes come to me I use crayon or magic markers to put my thoughts on paper.  My other love is music especially artists from the 50's and 60's".

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        Mario Dominguez : Visual Artist

        Email : bthorlton@gmail.com

        Mario Dominguez was born in Brooklyn NY and has been working on his art work since age 7. He is currently a student at the City of Tampa Parks department working on oil painting and ceramics.

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        Lora Duguay : Visual Artist

        Email : artisticgypsy@gmail.com
        Website : www.lora-duguay.pixels.com

        Lora Duguay has been creative since childhood, but when her life was affected by Post Polio Syndrome, her hobby became her full time career. Her artistic creativity has been focused on the cultural beauty of indigenous tribes, nature, and iconography. Mediums include oil, colored pencil, scratchboard and photography. Her art has been exhibited in various museums and galleries throughout the United States. Lora's main focus during the past several years has been the Art of Miniature. She is a member of The Association of Miniature Artists. Lora is also a member of Arts4All Florida, having participated on their Board of Directors, as well as Artist in Residency Program sharing her artistic knowledge with students who have special needs. It is Lora's desire to not only bring pleasure to the viewers eye, but to evoke emotion, memories and pleasant thoughts.

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        Tommy Durham : Visual Artist

        Email : kcook@projectreturn.org
        Website : www.projectreturn.org

        Tommy has been painting and drawing for over 28 years at Project Return. He likes to draw and paint abstracted figures and forms. "I have a set style in drawing that I work with to paint. I paint on a variety of materials such as Plexiglas, glass, windows, wood, desks, tables, canvas, paper, and more."
        Tommy has made many commissioned art pieces where the client has chosen the colors, materials, and size to produce a custom artwork to fit their office or home.

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        Jared Ellis : Visual Artist

        Email : jared-ellis@outlook.com
        Website : www.nobullart.com

        Hate to start out with this as a bio I am a recovering artist. suffered from this injuryhttp://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2012-04- 27/story/mans-heart-stopped-during-half-marathon-family-finds-hope-his-recovery obviously there is a dramatic shift,in my styles, wich is why i need to bring this up, beleive me i would rather not, but it would be noticed, i have noted post injury for the peices that apply.Do not want to be labeled the disabled artist, i was an an artist back then and i am still an artist. Not extremely bitter about it regarding my shift in style.In a way it has broken me free from my academic training wich in one way is liberating, acceptance is another story, i am happy i rediscovered 20th century art were i found my acceptance.I like to think about how Marcel duchamp coined his early years as swimming lessons. people usually dont forget how to swim. I know this is not the kind of bio people that people usually post. So here it is i was born in Virginia at and raised in Tampa,thats all i got. I do want to give thanks to the beloved Craig Erskine! that unforfunately has passed on. he was my mentor severly missed! he taught me how to tread water if it wasn't for him i would have drowned .

        Scott Edgar : Performing Artist

        Email : sedgar11@bethelu.edu
        Website : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zx84aIJ61c

        I have autism. I have done theater for fourteen years and went to Bethel University on a theater scholarship. I have done pro theater from LA to Manchester England and in October 2021 ill be competing in Autisms got talent in London England

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        Carla Fairchild : Visual Artist

        Email : carlafairchild@gmail.com

        Being creative has been a thread throughout my life. It's that creative thread that has kept me together after 19 years of having CRPS or Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome. During my journey, I was advised to pick up a paint brush and paint. When the brush touched the canvas, I had this feeling of freedom come over me. Expressing myself on canvas became my medicine. As my life continues with this illness, I'll continue to fight and create.

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        Tim Ray Fisher: Visual Artist

        Email : timrayfisher@yahoo.com

        Tim Ray Fisher is a disabled artist living in Sarasota, Florida. He has been diagnosed with PTSD and survived Guillain Barre Syndrome in 2005. He creates acrylic paintings, assemblages, and digital photography for therapeutic purposes.

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        Heather Forster: Visual Artist

        Email : hmforstersworks@comcast.net

        My name is Heather M. Forster, sculptor.  The disability began when I was fifteen, my first diagnosis was Paranoid Schizophrenia; now today it is considered Bi-polar . For many years, roughly fifty years; I had a very, very difficult time with myself.  Thankfully; I am free of most of the difficulties of the disorder.  I continue to take my medications and see my doctor.  I am enjoying creating beautiful sculptures.  I am self-taught.  The process I use is paper mache'.  I have many future ideas for sculptures and am now appearing in two galleries. I know I will have a fruitful career as a sculptor.  This is my life's purpose; to be a sculptor.  I am and plan on continuing to champion social advancements for all peoples and the World.  I am truly happy today. I appreciate being able to tell you a little bit about me and  maybe contribute some positive encouragement for all people that are having a disability issue.   

         
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        Paul Gavin: Performing Artist

        Email : paulegavin@gmail.com
        Website: www.paulgavinmusic.com

        Paul Gavin is a Drummer, Teacher, Composer & Arranger in Tampa, FL. Since graduating from the University of South Florida in 2015 Paul has made his living exclusively as a freelance musician. By playing all kinds of music all around the state of Florida, teaching privately and in schools, and writing for school programs and his own original music he maintains an active schedule.

        Jennifer Geiger: Visual Artist

        Email : jennifergeigerart@gmail.com
        Website: www.jennifer-geiger.com

        I am an award-winning graphic artist, public artist, writer and designer who is inspired by nature's flora and fauna, bold colors and the whimsy of it all. My larger than life butterfly public art projects can be seen across the country in cities including Thornton, Colorado, Cedar Park (Austin), Texas, and Johnson City, Tennessee.
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        I think of my art as a combination of the familiar with a good dose of glamour, humor and an uplifting color palette. I love working with photographs, vintage ones from scrapbooks as well as photographs I take everyday. I am inspired by feelings of happiness, nostalgia, laughter and the moments that make it all happen.

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        Kathleen Giddens : Visual Artist

        Email : kcgart@aol.com
        Website : www.artgoinggreen.com

        Painting has been Kathleen's main occupation for life, as she began when she was 14. Kathleen studied painting and then art education in order to teach art, which she did for about 10 years, until hearing and speech problems became too severe. Despite problems with her teaching career, Kathleen never stopped painting and drawing. Kathleen says, "Art is what I do best. Art is what I do."

        Artwork is "Canoe Trip on the Loxahatchee" by Kathleen Giddens.

        Jorge Gonzalez : Visual Artist

        Email : jg60781@gmail.com

        I'm a passionate person for making drawings, mainly women's faces. I enjoy coloring which relaxes me and I usually do it every day. I also enjoy doing puzzles from easy to complicated.

         

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        David Graycat (Kevin Brinegar) : Visual Artist

        Email : brinegarka@my.palmbeachstate.edu

        David was an artist at Sunrise Institue of the Fine Arts.

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        Jessica Gross : Visual Artist

        Email : jessnicole94@embarqmail.com
        Website : www.jessnicole94.wixsite.com/jessnicolecreations

        I often feel lost and down on myself because of my disabilities. There are many things that I cannot do anymore. I was once in good physical shape and had few health problems. The possibilities for my future career were almost limitless. Now I have to concentrate on things I am able to do. Although my artistic skills suffered and my style changed, I can still create art. My skills continue to improve every day and I hope to soon be an even better artist than I was before my brain injury. My favorite subject matter for my art is by far, animals. I am a big animal lover and animals make me very happy. I draw animals both realistically and abstractly. I will often create watercolor paintings of animals in bright colors such as purple. I work with a wide variety of materials that range from watercolors and pastels all the way to oil paint and digital media.

        Jesse Harris: Visual Artist

        Email : jaharrisart@gmail.com
        Website : http://jaharris.art

        I am fascinated by the mechanics of consciousness and the processes that create the forms we experience in this reality. The mind's ability to interpret the same stimulus in different ways is of particular interest to me. My abstract paintings embody this interest as meditations on planes of existence larger or smaller than we perceive. In these works, I use transparent layers of color interacting with one another until a pattern emerges or everything reaches a singularity. I will also start with thin lines building to tones using automatic drawing techniques, adding color later as the piece requires. I use a similar approach when painting figuratively, favoring impression, action, and emotion over objective or photographic representation.

        While my painting style typically involves freedom through spontaneity, non-thinking and experimentation, printmaking provides me with a more structured environment where the process is the vehicle for expression. Printmaking engages my love for procedure and allows me to focus on technique and control. I prefer to use relief, monotype, and intaglio processes in congruence as my preferred means of image creation in this discipline.

        I have always held a profound love for the early 20th century modern art movements for their iconoclasm and desire to break new ground and I attempt to incorporate those discoveries in my own work. I believe in art as a powerful tool for representing the outer world as well as the inner one. I use this expression to better understand my own experience and neurochemistry.

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        Dillon Hawk: Visual Artist

        Email : dhawk1990@gmail.com

        My name is Dillon Hawk. I am a graduate of Florida State University where I studied French, and Spanish literature as well as studio art.

        Over the past 5 years since college, I have delved into my own style of art, preferring to work in a realistic surrealist style. I often make allegories and stories out of my paintings using dream-like imagery to explain my various life experiences all while making sure the audience can connect with my art in a way that is more personal and narrative.

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        Celia Heringman: Visual Artist

        Email : celia@heringman.com
        Website: www.flowersbycelia.com

        I'm a differently abled, lesbian photographer.  I am self taught and have been shooting off and on for 30 years. I specialize in macro flowers, but also do landscapes, portraits, and animals.  I can be seen on my websites, and on SmugMug.com, Viewbug.com, Godaddy.com, and Weebly.com.. I am active in the Arts by the disABLEd program in Fort Myers.

        Sandra Olson Hill: Literary Artist

        Email : sandraolsonhill10@gmail.com

        Sandy Olson Hill is a writer and visual artist. Along with journalistic publications, Hill's literary publications include poems in BlazeVox, Kaleidescope, Wordgathering, SPECS, among others with recent works in Journal Nine, Poets of Lake County and upcoming in This is Poetry Volume IV: Poets of the South. Hill's awards include The Academy of Poet's Prize, The Open Doors
        Short Fiction Award, and BRPR Poem of the Month. Nominations include Best of the Net, and The Million Writers Award. Hill is a PLAYA Fellow and a recipient of the Creative Access Award and an Arts4AllFlorida Teaching Artist who resides in Lake County Florida with her family, two dogs, and six rescue cats. Her visual art has been exhibited regionally, and included in
        The Forty4Forty Exhibition at The Florida State Capitol Gallery.

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        Michael Hiciano: Performing Artist

        Email : angelamahiciano@aol.com
        Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGFh4omUb40w5dJZYK5i-aA
        Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6wKywDfEIOiQDh3y7YFFLS

        Michael Anthony Hiciano is the singer and composer of A Melody For You. Now as an Indie Rock artist from Miami, FL. with roots as a punk rock band. Michael Anthony has an A.A. in Music Education and has been working on solo music projects since 2015. Performing and volunteering for causes like American Cancer Society Relays, Austism Speaks, Veteran's Administration Hospitals, and other local events. You can find his music on many streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.

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        Elizabeth Hoff: Visual Artist

        Email : eahoff39@aol.com
        Website: www.elizabethhoffart.com

        Elizabeth was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
        A self-taught artist living and working in West Central Florida, she works predominantly with charcoal and pastels. Elizabeth creates art that blends a modernist aesthetic with influences from the renowned Georgia O'Keeffe.
        Elizabeth's work frequently pays homage to the beauty of nature, channeling its vibrant colors into vivid pieces that show a rebellious and anarchic side. Engaging a diverse range of techniques, her art has pushed the boundaries of classic and modern mixed media art, bursting with an energy that continues to captivate and intrigue its audiences.

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        Madison Hongyee: Visual Artist

        Email : madisonavenue30a@gmail.com

        Madison is an 18 year old with low functioning autism due to her inability to inference and communicate with others. From a very early age, she has used art to cope and express herself. Instead of social interaction, Madison chooses to draw. Her language is comprised of whimsical characters that fill her sketchbooks, computer drawings, and a doodle board that she carries everywhere she goes. Madison uses art to cope with everyday frustrations, to alleviate sensory issues that cause uneasiness and pain, and to just get things off her mind. I am so thankful that she found her talent and uses it to help with the grip of autism. Art truly is her saving grace.

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        Rebekka Huneke: Visual Artist

        Email : aetheriaartsllc@gmail.com
        Website: www.aetheriaarts.com

        Aetheria Arts was started with a vision for more, and a thirst for inclusion and equity that actually includes all. I create art without limits, and constantly adventure to new heights in my multidisciplinary studio. Join me and you will find that it's spooky season all year round, there's nerdy items of all kinds, Anime fit for an Otaku, fantastic figurines, and even original pieces of art!