Calendar Month: January 2020
Underwriter: Southeastern

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About the Artist: Carol Baehren Landeweer

Born and raised in the Northeast, I was inspired at an early age by my grandmother who painted daily until her death at age 98. My fascination with art led me to discover the nuances of many mediums, including printmaking, sculpture and drawing, but I found my true passion painting in both watercolor and oils. I studied fine art in college, but my practical side led me to a career in nursing. After moving to Florida in the late 80’s, I found great joy in plein air painting. It satisfies my love of nature and the desire to capture the essence of my surroundings. I react to the environment around while observing and collecting information that is absorbed and transferred into my two-dimensional work. Being in the midst of my subject is the biggest inspiration of all.

In Florida, whether painting seascapes or landscapes full of flowers, I strive to transmit the light, airy environment with the abundance of color so typical of the Treasure Coast. Architectural elements have always been a favorite subject matter as I am intrigued with discovering, and then recapturing, the reflected light in cast shadow patterns‬‬‬‬

I have had the privilege of teaching painting to students in Florida and New England and have participated in many regional exhibitions. My work can be found in a number of galleries and private collections. You can find me on Facebook at Carol Baehren Landeweer or on my website. I always have my paints with me when I travel and have compiled quite an extensive collection of paintings from various points on the globe. I continue to paint out of doors every chance I get.

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Website: Carolsart.Gallery

Calendar Month: January 2020
Underwriter: Mark Brechbill, CPA

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About the Artist: Stacy Ranieri

Stacy’s interest in art began at the age of three when her pre-school teacher placed a stool under her tiny feet so she could reach up to the easel to paint her first picture. Art was part of her life throughout her childhood, with some formal training from local teachers. When she applied to New York University’s art program and was asked to improve her portfolio before they would accept her, she put her love of art on hold and did not paint again for nearly twenty years.

Her spark for art was reignited in 2003 when her parents moved to Florida and brought some of her old paintings with them. Since then, she has developed her distinctive, whimsical style and vibrant, cheerful color palette under the tutelage and encouragement of local artist Georgia Abood. Her subjects are generally landscape and coastal scenes, wildlife and female figures.

As the owner of The Firefly Group, a full-service marketing and public relations firm in Martin County, Stacy has limited time to devote to her love of painting. Her weekly visits to Alizarin Crimson Art Studio have a deeply cathartic and calming effect on her. “It’s my happy place and I always leave feeling the way one does after meditating or attending a restorative yoga class.”

Her work can be seen throughout the walls of the Firefly office and in the homes of family and friends. She has also donated countless paintings to various nonprofits’ silent auctions and has done commission work as well. Stacy has had showings of her artwork at Alizarin Crimson Art Studio and is a past board member of the Martin County Public Art Advisory Board.

Phone: 772.260.5483‬‬‬‬
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