artist of the month
Meet our cover artist:
Amy Sellers was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and has a deep connection with her Cajun heritage. She was raised in the small town of Wexford, Pennsylvania. At age 12 she was encouraged by a young art teacher, Al Spekis, who was teaching his first year. In 1983 Amy headed to Tampa, FL. She graduated with a Fine Arts degree at the University of South Florida. Amy and Andrew Sellers met and married in 1995 and have three sons. In 2002 their middle son, Andrew, was diagnosed with Autism. For the next few years Amy dedicated her art work to funding charities that assist children and families affected by autism. She opened her art gallery, the TREE FROG Artisan Boutique, in October of 2011. It is located in the historic Renaissance Building on Donnelly Street between 4th and 5th Avenues. Amy had the privilege of contacting and thanking her first encourager, Al Spekis, after 35 years. He is still teaching art today. Amy continues to create art in 3 distinct styles, Expressionism, Abstract and Whimsical. Many of her works can be seen on her website: www.AmySellersArt.com.
Thank you to all of the wonderful people who have inspired me to recreate them in a collection that captures a moment in time. It has been an honor and a blessing to create this series of paintings featuring iconic buildings and people of historic Mount Dora, Florida.
Thank you to my family and friends who give me support and unconditional love.
Thank you to the caring art teacher, Al Spekis, that inspired me to follow my dream of art when I was 12 years old.
Thank you, God, for giving me the gift to bless others through art.