ABOUT THE ARTISTS

CAROL BROWN

Carol always loved art from a young age.  In college, as a single-mother of three, she "settled" on the "stable" career of psychology and minored in art.  Upon meeting George and retiring her very successful practice, she decided to follow her dream of being artist.  They converted the upstairs loft into a studio and haven't stopped since!  Carol has won several awards.  She exhibits at The Orlando Museum of the Arts, City Arts Factory, Daytona Art League, Florida Women in the Arts, Manor House and many more.   In Carol's words...  "painting is what makes us happy"   

GEORGE STUART

George says he's been an artist since he was born, wrecking every available surface with his scribbling.  His parents bought him a large amount of cheap paper to protect their home and encourage him.  From early on, his work was being displayed in galleries and competitions.  He fell in love with political cartooning in college and won, twice in a row, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution's Impact Award for the best political cartoonist in the state.   George attended Georgia State University pursuing an Art Advertising and Journalism degree.  He later attended a commercial art school.  He was actively designing logos, and providing illustrations for magazines and businesses.  Everything came to a halt when he entered the United Marine Corps, followed by a short stint in public relations in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he won several writing and photography awards.  One "hurricane" shot from a helicopter was printed worldwide and others on local magazine covers.  When he got married and had kids, he entered a new world.  Just as Carol had done, he gave up art to pursue making a living.   He dabbled a little in design and watercolor.  He held numerous jobs, from selling outdoor advertising to being an account executive at an advertising firm.  He moved to Orlando and worked as a newspaper ad designer, followed by the position of "art director" for a local HCA hospital.  His outside work had become so profitable he was able to open his own advertising agency.  He had finally achieved his dream of being both the creative copywriter and art director.  He had many large accounts over the years and won innumerable awards.  He was the guest speaker and an ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce.  His final major job of note was being the first Advertising and Publication Director for Visit Orlando.  At 72, he resumed his art career by taking a local watercolor class.  Within the first year he had won 8 awards.  His work has appeared in the Juried Central Florida Annual Watercolor Society Exhibition.  It was juried into the prestigious International Water Media Society's Annual show in Houston and won three awards a the Florida Watercolor Society's Annual Exhibition at Leu Gardens in Orlando.    George believes his work is a "Whisper in the Wind".  He can story tell in his paintings about things that concern him.  He doesn't care if he sells his work, only "hopes to influence a few people to change...  to change the world".  He states his source of inspiration and encouragement to be his wife,

Carol Brown

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