Full Circle: A Retrospective Exhibit by Elaine Marie Austin Opens October 10
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"Brushstrokes of Serenity: An Artist's Quest for Peace and Insight Through Art"

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Floridant -- Experience a creative journey that reveals how one artist has found solace and insight through her paintings. It's a testament to the power of art to provide both the artist and viewers with a window into the past and a source of peace and clarity in the present.

"Full Circle'' kicks off on October 10 at 5 pm with free caricatures, an artist talk, and a reception. The exhibit includes a Portrait Gallery, Landscape Gallery, and Lighthouse Gallery, showcasing lighthouses from around the world and more. Don't miss out—it concludes on November 30!

Elaine is a multifaceted artist whose creative journey has taken her through various artistic genres and accomplishments. Her recent focus on mixed media paintings in the Lighthouse Gallery reflects her passion for lighthouses, with notable recognition from the United States Lighthouse Society and solo exhibits at renowned museums in New York.

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Having visited nearly 80 lighthouses across various locations, including London and Ireland, Elaine's dedication to capturing these iconic structures in her artwork is evident.

In the Landscape Gallery, her pastel and mixed media paintings showcase a transformative period of artistic exploration during her time in Miami Beach's Historic Art Deco District. Her "Inspirations from Paris" exhibit adds a unique dimension to her portfolio, and her work in Flagler Beach earned her an honorable mention.

Elaine's Portrait Gallery demonstrates her talent in pastel portraiture, honed during her studies at the University of Hawai'i and through workshops with esteemed artists like Daniel E. Greene. Her portraits have received recognition, including the Southeastern Pastel 13th International Exhibit Merit Award and Second Place at the Flagler County Creative Art Show.

Overall, Elaine's artistic journey is a testament to her versatility, dedication, and the recognition she has earned across different artistic genres and locations.

The reception is located at FSCJ, North Gallery, Building C, Room 122, 4501 Capper Road, 32218.


Lynn Lewis

Source: Florida State College Jacksonville
Filed Under: Arts

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