I’ve been working on miniature watercolors and thought I’d share them with you. I’ve grouped the pictures so you can see variations on different themes.
I’m so sorry that I missed the July meeting of the Moss Pelicans Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society. It was held at my home in St. Petersburg, Florida, this past Sunday, and the special guest was Hunter Ian Hart. Hunter was the very first recipient of a scholarship from the Chapter (in 2007). At that time, he was a senior in high school, hoping to further his education at Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida (USF). Hunter had faced physical and educational challenges his entire life, with difficulty learning through traditional channels, and had been entered into a special research program at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg as a result of his auto immune deficiency disorder.
Hunter Hart, center, wearing all black with black hair, and members of the Moss Pelicans Chapter at their meeting this past Sunday.
Hunter’s many gifts include computer technology, art, photography, painting, and computer animation, all of which he has combined into an impressive portfolio. His portfolio and perseverance and dedication allowed him to access courses at USF that are normally restricted to senior or advanced-level students who have already achieved careers in computer animation, graphic design, or other advanced areas of study. Last month, Hunter graduated from USF Magna Cum Laude, with a 3.985 GPA. He has been accepted into an advanced, 16-month Masters Degree program in Orlando through the University of Central Florida, designed for extremely gifted artists with extraordinary skills in combining a variety of methods of art, computer graphics, and technology, including animation among others.
Hunter presented the Chapter’s program Sunday and displayed a number of his original art works and animated computer works. One extremely impressive piece was an animated display of Jackson Pollock's art set to music. Hunter's imagination and creativity are obvious in his various forms of expression.
Hunter Hart sharing one of his works with the Moss Pelicans Chapter.
Moss Pelicans Chapter President Bonnie-Lou Binnig has told me that Hunter prepared a special bound copy of his portfolio for me, and I can’t wait to see it! What a remarkable young man! I’m very glad that Bonnie-Lou’s husband Dick called me when the meeting was over so that I could say “hello” to Hunter.
I would like to again thank Shirley Collins, the Society’s Chapter Chairperson, for the outstanding job she did in organizing and coordinating Chapter Training and the tour of the American Shakespeare Center during our Summer Celebration Weekend. Shirley is also President of Pat’s Blue Goose Chapter, and I would like to give a special thanks to her chapter members for all the support they gave to the weekend. They set up everything for Chapter Training, provided Saturday’s picnic, decorated the tables for the Dinner Dance, gave a helping hand wherever it was needed, and so much more.