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Three Friends with One Vision History is being made at beautiful Indian Rocks Beach by three friends with one vision—to capture life on canvas. The Plein Aire Cottage Artists have much in common with the French Impressionists, the light, scents, smells, energy are all present in paintings that are painted from life, in situ, on location. History is being made at beautiful Indian

Currently exhibiting at: Villa Gallace, 109 Gulf Blvd Indian Rocks Beach; Guppy's Restaurant, 1701 Gulf Boule-vard, Indian Rocks Beach; The Wine Cellar, Reddington Shores; and the Art Gallery at Frame Shop, 600 E. Bay Drive, Largo. For information on Plein Aire Cottage Artists call 813.294.2272 or e-mail or visit their web site at

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Rocks Beach by three friends with one vision—to capture life on canvas. Award winning artists, Mary Rose Holmes, Violetta Chandler and Helen Tilston have been painting together for the past ten years. All three represented the USA at the juried invitational Florence Biennale in Italy and were bestowed a lifetime invitation. Florida Trust for Historic Preservation awarded the artists for their untiring efforts in preserving the history of Florida. Their paintings have graced the walls in the cabinet meeting room in Tallahassee, The Leepa Rattner Museum and Cornell Museum. The artists are frequently spotted painting at Indian Rocks Beach, dressed elegantly in flowing skirts and straw hats with half French easels in place. “There is an incandescent aura surrounding these womans which reflects in their paintings,” exclaimed Michael Anthony. All paintings are one of a kind and painted on location, in oil on canvas. The artists are the “featured artist” for Martini’s and Matisse in 2012 and are donating a triptych, one panel painted by each artist, which when put together forms one cohesive scene. “Artists have collaborated in the past but to my knowledge no artists have painted in this manner,” says Lyn Whitelaw, Director of Leepa Rattner Museum. Each year the artists produce a calendar, of their paintings, and the proceeds benefit Indian Rocks Beach Library and Museum. The artists have recently travelled and painted in: Italy, France, England, Ireland, Bermuda and Hawaii. dR

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