Lynn Foskett was born in 1949 in South Florida. She was raised and educated in the South, Mid-West and Northeast and received a strong background in the visual arts in junior college. After continuing her studies abroad, she assisted regionally-acclaimed artist, Augusta Oelschig, on a commissioned piece now displayed in the Savannah Chamber of Commerce. Foskett went on to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Northern Illinois University.
After raising her family in Minnesota, Foskett and her husband moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1999 where she remains active in the local arts community. She has been a volunteer docent at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art (LRMA), also serving on the LRMA board and as Board Chairman. Foskett also served several years on the Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee where she recently completed her term as its Chairman. Over the years, she has served as a judge for a variety of local art shows, including the Palm Harbor Fine Arts and Crafts Festival and the Highlands 2017 Annual Art Festival in Sebring, FL.
Foskett is a participating member of the Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA) and of the Florida Artists Group (FLAG). Her work has recently been in area group shows, including the Morean Arts Center and with an award-winning entry in the Art Center Sarasota’s juried “Florida’s Finest”. Foskett is currently preparing for a solo show at the Pasco Fine Arts Center in New Port Richey, FL to be held in January of 2018.
Ms. Phillips is a second generation artist, schooled in classical realism. She is also a retired classical dressage rider and coach. She teaches beginner through advanced artists at the Pasco Fine Arts Council in New Port Richey, FL. Ms. Phillips has also won numerous awards for her work, which has been on exhibition and hangs in numerous private collections across the United States and Europe.
“My goal as a traditional painter is to merge the contemporary world in which I am engaged with the art and techniques of the old masters going back to the era of the High Renaissance. My paintings are a combination of careful observation of the world around me and my imagination. The works I create are built of several layers of paint carefully manipulated in order to obtain a finished product that is true to real life while retaining the look of a painting. In a world where we are constantly bombarded visually, my intention is to provide the viewer with something to take them out of the ordinary or to look at the ordinary in a new and refreshing way.” – Lisa Phillips
Mr. Blanco is a Cuban-born artist and a member of the National Organization of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC). He holds degrees in art and art education from the Vocational School of Fine Arts, the Technical and Professional School of Fine Arts, the Higher Pedagogical Institute and the University of Art in Cuba. He has also served as a professor at the Professional Academy of Fine Arts “El Alba” and as the Curator for the Provincial Art Center, both in Holguin, Cuba. During his tenure at the Fine Arts Academy “El Alba”, he carried out an Art and Education exchange project between the Academy and the College de Bois-de-Boulogne in Montreal, the results of which were exhibited in the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Montreal in 2008, 2013 and 2014. Mr. Blanco has also served as a lecturer or Artist-In-Residence at institutions throughout Canada and Cuba and in Austria and Ecuador. His artwork has been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the world, and he has been honored with numerous awards for his work as an artist and arts educator in his home country of Cuba.