Artist Biography: Mitzi Austin has been painting seriously for about four years. She has dabbled in art all her life, but retiring from her Gainesville law practice has freed her to actually study painting. Watercolor is her favorite medium. She has studied with Linda Pence, locally, and has worked on developing a style that uses the unique blending of color that watercolor allows. Her favorite subjects are Florida birds and other wildlife, usually painting from photos that she has taken, although some landscapes have been painted en plein air. "Watercolor is difficult, but the rewards are worth it - brilliant color and luminosity when you 'hit it'. I love painting birds. Their light and colorful feathers can be spectacular. In Florida, we have a great variety, especially the water birds and raptors which are dramatic subject." She continues to study painting and looks forward to further development of her technique.
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