The Rickie Report saw Dorothea Talik’s artwork and recommended she apply for the “Endangered” Exhibit, taking place in Miami during the prestigious Art Basel exhibition. A community based artist, Dorothea has a flair for interpreting seascapes, landscapes and Florida birds. More details about the “Endangered” exhibit and Dorothea’s artistry are in this article. Kudos to Dorothea!!
Miami Rum Club
December 5 – 7, 2013
2320 North Miami Avenue
(Wynwood Art District)
Dorothea Talik will be showing one of her oil paintings during Art Basel Week in Miami, in one of the many exhibitions that run alongside Art Basel, the grande dame of American art fairs. The exhibition, “Endangered,” has its focus on endangered species and the environment. This show runs from Dec. 5 to 7th in a special gallery space at Miami Club Rum, 2320 North Miami Avenue, in the Wynwood Art District.
“Ruffled Feathers” is an oil painting on canvas of the Snowy Egret, the beautiful and delicate wading bird. She tells The Rickie Report, “ I chose this exquisite bird for a couple of reasons. It is a familiar sight in my Palm Beach Gardens community, a residential development with a preserve setting that is also an Audubon Signature Gold Medallion Sanctuary. And, along with its cousin, the Great Egret, the Snowy was on the brink of extinction in the late 1880’s, slaughtered by the millions by plume hunters who sold the brilliant white feathers to decorate ladies’ hats. If not for the grassroots zeal of two Boston socialites intent on saving the birds (and kick-starting conservation laws and the National Audubon Society in the process), this stunning egret would be gone.”
Dorothea goes on to explain, “I love photographing and painting birds. I’m very excited about being part of this show! I have been painting for almost fifteen years and have transitioned from watercolors to oils. I love oils for their vibrancy and fluidity and never tire of creating”.
Dorothea is a member of several Art Associations, including the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the North County Art Association. She maintains a space at The Village Art Studios in Tequesta at Gallery Square North, 377 Tequesta Drive. That’s where you will find her most Thursday mornings and other days of the week from time to time. She describes the studio as a “room of my own, a home away from home where I can fulfill my desire to create”.
Her passion for art began as a young girl on Long Island while watching the syndicated television program “Learn to Draw”, led by the self-taught artist, John Gnagy. She sketched whenever she had the opportunity. Like so many other women of her generation, the ensuing years were filled with raising a family, sustaining a career, and developing as a person. After retirement from her professional life in the dental field, Dorothea decided to take formal art classes and studied with a watercolorist in Stony Brook, NY, who not only taught but also exhibited around the United States.
“As the years passed, I needed a change and was drawn to the vibrancy and fluidity of oils. I prefer using a variety of my photos for reference in my compositions as well as what I see in my imagination. I love the contrast of lights and darks. Currently a resident of Palm Beach Gardens, I continue to take classes and have my own studio space in Tequesta at the Village Art Studios in Gallery Square North. The studio is a cooperative working studio and gallery situated next door to the Lighthouse Art Center. I continue to be passionate about my art, looking for new avenues to challenge my need to create…,” Dorothea shares.
Dorothea has been featured in a number of exhibits:
- Miami – “Endangered”- Miami Club Rum during Art Basel Week, Wynwood Art District, December 5-7th, 2013
- Jupiter Town Hall center –North County Art Association Show, October- November 12, 2013
- Jonathan Dickinson State Park – “Underwater” show, current
- Creative Dimensions II- WITVA ( Women in the Visual Arts) January 19th – March 6th. 2013 Delray Beach Fl
- Loxahatchee Visions Third Annual Art Contest, Arthur Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach Fl. Nov. 12th 2012– Jan. 13, 2013
- The Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta. All shows 2005 to present
- Artists of Palm Beach County. Jupiter Town Hall Center 2010, 2009 and 2008
- Coral Springs juried show sponsored by the Boca Museum, Boca Raton spring 2009
- Artist in Residence Village Art Studios, Gallery Square North, Tequesta
For more information or to contact Dorothea, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org , visit The Village Art Studios website Thevillageartists.webs.com or call 561- 351-1470
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