Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Interlude II - Original Abstract Textural Red Painting by Texas Daily Abstract Artist Filomena de Andrade Booth
When most people think of abstract art, they tend to think of art that is difficult to understand without an esoteric explanation by a highbrow, big city art critic or created by an angst driven starving artist in a dusty garret. That is not the kind of abstract art I like to create. My original paintings are usually inspired by nature or music and are intended to lift the spirit.
My journey as an artist began a long time ago. After several years spent teaching art to high school students and several more years raising our 3 sons, I was finally able to devote myself to creating art. What initially started as a project to decorate my own home, quickly became a full-time business of supplying custom art to interior designers. In time, I "discovered" the internet and began showing my work to the world. My original paintings are found in collections throughout the US and Europe.
Today, I market my paintings almost exclusively online. I also teach abstract painting workshops throughout the state of Florida.
Newark State College (Kean University) – Union, NJ – B.A. Art Education – 1965-1969
Montclair State College – Montclair, NJ – Graduate studies - 1970-1974
Dunedin Art Center – Dunedin, FL - 2002-2004
Wayne Hills High School – Art Teacher – 1969 – 1977
Owner of De Andrade Designs, a custom art business in Safety Harbor, FL – 1986 -1995
Art in the Square, Southlake, TX – Juror – 2007 -2008
Winner Finalist - Outstanding Abstract
July 2010 BoldBrush Painting Contest - sponsor: Fine Art Views Newsletter
Raymond James Financial Annual Art Show – 2000 – 2001 Honorable Mention
Florida Watercolor Society – 2003 American Artist Magazine Award – Shaman
International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) – 2003 Lascaux/Savior Faire Award – Earth in the Balance
Publications and Public Art
Cover Design for Wine and Cheese Pairings by Norm & Barbara Ray - 2006
Southlake Stampede 2007 - Steerway to the Arts - Public Art
Cover art - "Fragments of Thought" - for "Theology and the End of Doctrine" by Christine Helmer - 2014
AcrylicWorks - The Best of Acrylic Painting by Nancy Reyner - 2014 - "A Matter to Consider" page 109.
Acrylic Artist Magazine - "Trusting Intuition" by Maria Seda-Reeder - Summer 2015
Website – www.filomenabooth.com
Email – email@example.com
To create a powerful and moving abstract image is a gratifying experience for any artist. To have that image appreciated by the viewer is an even greater joy.