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Local Talent

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surgeon does makeovers to enhance one’s appearance, Carolyn Wood does the same by bringing a fresh new look to old, outdated…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…
Local Talent: Tuned into his passion

Local Talent: Tuned into his passion

Local man hasn’t let an illness stop him from finding his voice. Each day, aspiring singers arrive in Nashville hoping to make it in the country music business. Tyler Haney, a singer/songwriter from Leesburg, joined those dreamers when he moved…
Local Talent: Dead on his feet

Local Talent: Dead on his feet

Charlie ‘Mack’ McGowan follows the sentiment: ‘Stay busy, live longer.’  Photos: Nicole Hamel “Dead on My Feet” is the first song Charlie “Mack” McGowan produced, but his recording career is very much alive. “The song is about me. I just…
Local Talent: Cassie Dandridge Selleck

Local Talent: Cassie Dandridge Selleck

Leesburg native’s first novel has been optioned into a movie by BCDF Pictures. Photo: Anthony Rao  Author Cassie Dandridge Selleck is living a writer’s dream: to pen a popular book that comes to life on the big screen.  BCDF Pictures…
Local Talent: Nicki Forde

Local Talent: Nicki Forde

Designing woman rediscovers love of art.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Nicki Forde has loved art since a very young age, when she first started drawing horses, her favorite animal at the time. Today, she works as an artist in her home…
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