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Local Talent Profile

Local Talent: Embracing art

Local Talent: Embracing art

After a successful career as a civil trial lawyer, Beth Croft Jewett has found joy as a watercolor artist. Photo: Nicole Hamel A display of Beth Croft Jewett’s watercolor creations can be seen at the Studio Art Farm in downtown…
Local Talent: A brush with destiny

Local Talent: A brush with destiny

Kelley Batson-Howard: ‘I find my soul while painting, and it’s never too late to start.’  Photos: Nicole Hamel Self-taught and a fulltime Eustis artist, Kelley Batson-Howard passionately puts her heart and soul into painting, something that had been on hold…
Local Talent: Destined to shine

Local Talent: Destined to shine

A local country singer proves you’re never too old to launch a musical career.  Story and Photo: Cindy Peterson Call it fate or God-given providence, but music found its way into local country singer J Alan Six’s life in the…
Person of Interest: Riveting prose

Person of Interest: Riveting prose

Eva Kovacs says ‘Zizi: A Historical Novel that will Shake America to its Roots’ is her most important work. Photo: Nicole Hamel Author Eva Kovacs of Howey-in-the-Hills has been speaking to local church groups and other forums about being raised…
Local Talent: Talented artisan

Local Talent: Talented artisan

Carolyn Wood brings beauty, freshness, and new life to old furniture pieces.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Just as a cosmetic surgeon does makeovers to enhance one’s appearance, Carolyn Wood does the same by bringing a fresh new look to old, outdated…
Local Talent: Magical charm

Local Talent: Magical charm

Former dental hygienist Lori Brenneman finds joy in creating jewelry pieces that leave customers feeling happy.  Photo: Nicole Hamel The tagline line “Treat Yourself to Magic” can be found in Lori Brenneman’s small 10-by-9-foot shop where she makes and displays…
Local Talent: Picture perfect

Local Talent: Picture perfect

Shooting beautiful sunrises, landscapes, scenic golf courses, real estate, has become Matthew Majka’s passion. Photo: Nicole Hamel Visit mdcmphotography.com and one can’t help but be captivated by the breathtaking landscapes and golf courses Mount Dora photographer Matthew Majka has captured…
On the fast track

On the fast track

A Lake County artist finds success and happiness showing off a splashy and rare art form that wows and inspires. Photos: Anthony Rao Face-to-face, Dale Henry is a relatively quiet, laid-back guy who loves to paint and who dabbles in…
Local Talent: Fowl play

Local Talent: Fowl play

When it comes to painting, one local artist has some serious game. Photo: Nicole Hamel Actors have the Oscars.  Musicians have the Grammys.  Wildlife artists have the Federal Duck Stamp Contest. John Harris has created his own duck dynasty.  Since…
Local Talent: Iconic Creations

Local Talent: Iconic Creations

Ruben Vazquez uses his art skills to create the perfect smile. Photos: Nicole Hamel Around 2015, Ruben Vasquez was watching Face Off, a special effects makeup reality competition show, and thought he too, might be interested in makeup.  He applied…
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