Can you believe I was so close and never went there. My first time to Italy I took a train from Paris to Genova. I had a friend who was the Captain of a famous yacht, I can't say the name, but it was huge. He was going to take me around the coast line to Cannes, etc. Well, He had to leave, and said he would get off the job in 4 days. I left for Rome. I was upset, to say the least..
Then there is ; a new place I have never been aware of. Rovinj - Croatia
I think I would go here Too.
Arts and culture Every July the so called 'Artists Colony of Rovinj' and exchanges of exhibits with other museums and galleries are organised in the exhibition hall of the Rovinj town museum. This summer there will be a new exhibition every fifteen days. Another feast for the eyes and soul is 'Grisia', the traditional open air art festival which is held every August in the street of the same name
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates.
Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's.
After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area.
Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her.
In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School .
Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's.
Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exibhited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale).
Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons.
A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work.
Art is truly an expession of experience and love to her.
She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story.
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