Salon #5: Picnic En Plein Air

Fine Arts members visited famous Florida native artist Jean Blackburn and were surrounded in the pure glory of a true artist’s home and gardens, situated in Old Myakka back country, on January 25th, 2018.

Jean, who is represented by the prestigious Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Gallery in Sarasota, has been featured in many Fine Art collections locally, nationally and internationally.

She is a lover of nature, an avid traveler, a Master Gardener and rescuer of local wildlife Рincluding orphaned river otters! Her lovely paintings and prints reflect these passions in a truly unique fashion.

Members got to visit Jean’s rustic painting studio upstairs in the barn, traverse her expansive vegetable garden and see her home and art work on display there. A charming buffet lunch was enjoyed on either her spacious porch or on the lawn under the ancient oak trees!