Ursula Fernandez Is Featured Artist At Perrine Community House At Palmetto Bay. Meet The Artist At The Opening Reception November 16

Meet Featured Artist, Ursula Fernandez at the Perrine Community House at Palmetto Bay on Saturday, November 16. The public is welcome to this exhibit, “The Story of Many”, showing Ursula’s vast body of work. Her art reflects her tropical roots with an influence by the art form she herself studied for many years, ballet. While she is best known for her portrait paintings in oil, she also works with acrylic, charcoal and ink. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this gracious and talented artist!





U R S U L A       F E R N A N D E Z





Opening Reception

Saturday November 16

6:30- 8:30 PM

Palmetto Bay

900 Perrine Ave

Palmetto Bay, FL






Ursula Fernandez shares these words from her heart about this exhibit, “My tribute and sincere gratitude goes out to my family, mentor, friend artists, teachers, designers and buyers, all those that have revolved in my world of art, whom have been a source of energy for my creations. When at work, I dive into a world of my own, where I find peace, contentment and great satisfaction”.


She goes on to say, “My love working with oils has been because I can express an infinite variety of mixed emotions and beauty. Every time I have picked up a brush I have learned something new and have expanded my artistic horizons. The time has come to retire from my professional life as an artist, I will not put the brush down entirely, I will be always open to sit and give to art lovers, that which I have learned in my years practicing art. I will always be happy to hear from you, if you need help, maybe advise, and why not a special order or just to say hello, Let me share with you this one of my favorite quote from unknown source: ‘Art is a fascinating and amazing vehicle of self-expression. It is a rewarding journey of learning and discovery. Art is an adventure motivated by the heart, with an understanding of the process developed through practice’”.


Ursula Fernandez at her easel



Ursula was born in Havana, Cuba and began sketching at the age of 15.  Her neighbor, Felix de Cossio, a recognized portrait painter, was a major influence on Ursula.  As she observed him at work, he taught her valuable tips and techniques.  She tells The Rickie Report, “This planted a deep seated love for painting”.



Artist, Ursula Fernandez



For many years, Ursula dedicated her life to her career and family, raising four children.  She never forgot her passion for painting.  In 1979, she picked up a brush and followed her heart. By 1981, she completed her first portrait!  Coming from a family of artists, she was eager to strike out on her own.



“Two Ballet Dancers” by Ursula Fernandez


Years later, while living in Florida, never leaving her art, she enrolled in a course taught by her long time childhood neighbor, Felix de Cossio!  He had made a successful career painting portraits of famous socialites in New York City.  Spending more time with her mentor, Ursula acquired the techniques and qualities that would serve her well throughout her own career as an artist.



“The Street Vendor” by Ursula E. Fernandez

Ursula tells us, “The subject caught my attention, a street vendor in one of the Caribbean Islands, I kept the photo to create my painting.  I was drawn to her facial expression, I knew then it would be a challenge to capture her spirit, her pleasant smile regardless that she is selling bananas under the hot sun.  Her eyes are covered by the shade of her straw hat, her rouged hands holding the wooden box.  I created a background showing the hustle and bustle of the market place.  The Street Vendor became the recipient of an Honorable Mention Award.



One can see that Ursula’s ballet and dance teaching experience enhances her appreciation for and discernment for typical details when she paints these particular subjects.  The majority of her work is inspired by her tropical roots.  Her paintings are rich in texture and color.  Her own warmth comes through each piece.


“The Nap” by Ursula Fernandez



While she still favors painting with oil, Ursula takes life by the hand and is eager to try new techniques and mediums.  She has great success with her portraitures and many of her florals are dedicated to endangered plants.  She is an award-winning artist and many of her pieces can be found in private collections. 



Ursula has also painted murals at several local sites. She tells us, “I love painting and teaching art, which has been my life long passion. Born from a family of artists and with the inspiration of my neighbor, whom I watched while at work, I was able to pursue this dream at a much later stage in my life. Please come in and read all about it, browse my portfolio, and if you like what you see, drop me an email, I will surely appreciate it!”


“Roses in a Wooden Vase” by Ursula Fernandez

Ursula offers painting classes and is available for portraits.  When one is commissioned, she likes to meet the person and also works from 3-4 photos.  She is a Signature Member of the Wellington Art Society and is happy to be painting in her own studio.  




To see Ursula’s website and complete portfolio, please visit:


0r call  561-301-6848.







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Pat Kaufman Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Her Studio with Special Offers

Pat Kaufman’s paintings are full of color and lively – just like she is!  This article celebrates the 1st Anniversary of her studio in Artists’ Alley.  In addition to special discounts, Pat is also offering some fun craft classes for adults and children.   What a great idea for a small group or a party!  The Rickie Report shares the details and congratulates Pat on this milestone.






Celebrating 1st Anniversary

at Artists’ Alley

Open House

Thursday, July 17th

6 – 9 pm


20% discount on all sales


Delray Beach, FL




This third Thursday is Pat Kaufman’s one year aniversary at Artists’ Alley.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I can not believe it is one year already. I would like to invite everyone to come help me celebrate. I’m offering a 20% discount on all sales of my artwork this week and there will be wine and goodies. Some of my new pieces will be unveiled at this opening.  It will be fun!”


"Joyful Morning" by Pat Kaufman

“Joyful Morning” by Pat Kaufman



An award winning watercolor artist, Pat is known for her bright tropical, Key West style of paintings. She lives in a renovated cottage, built in the 1930s, in Pineapple Grove one of the historical districts of Delray Beach, with her son Trey, a disabled veteran.  In 2014, Pat was Featured Artist at the 25th Annual Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. One of her paintings was offered as the free give-away, a promotion by Howard Alan Events.




"Sea Cottage V" by Pat Kaufman

“Sea Cottage V” by Pat Kaufman



In addition to a special 20% discount on purchases to celebrate her anniversary, Pat offers fun craft classes for adults and children running all summer.  They are on different days and times.  She tells us that in her most recent class, “We are doing fish and mermaids.  All of my classes are small.  We have no more than 6 in a class.  This is a perfect place to bring a group of friends together or have some creative time with children.  Painting and embellishing is always fun!”  Contact Pat for more information and booking arrangements.




"Sea Window" by Pat Kaufman

“Sea Window” by Pat Kaufman



Pat tells us, “I am inspired by the wonder of color. The transparency and spontaneity of watercolors gives life to my paintings. Here in Florida and other places I have visited, there is so much color all around you. When I observe the trees blowing in the breeze, the sunlight dancing off the leaves or the light shining through blossom petals, it inspires me to paint them and see if I can capture this dance of light.”   We love seeing her work on pillows, cutting boards, tiles and table tops as well as on walls!



Summer Crafts with Pat Kaufman

Summer Crafts with Pat Kaufman



Born and raised in Buffalo, NY as Pat Vincent, Pat relocated to Florida in 1976. Pat is an accomplished artist whose works has been displayed at Delray Beach City Hall, American Orchid Society, Cadillac Headquarters and Cornell Museum. She is a member of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, the Delray Art League, Artists of Palm Beach County and the Wellington Art Society.




ARTISTS ALLEY is an independent group of accomplished artists collaborating to establish a grass roots working colony with a vibrant marketplace for “Art created in Delray Beach”. This exciting new, warehouse arts area is in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach. Check out our new website- ArtistsAlleyDelray.com


LOCATION – The alley runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks.

EASY DIRECTIONS – From Atlantic Ave. go north on Federal Hwy., go west on NE 4th St., cross the RR tracks, go 80 feet and make a left into Artists Alley. Make your second or third left into the warehouses. You can print a map at www.CacaceArt.com

FREE PARKING – in the city lot on NE 3rd Avenue just south of NE 4th St. This is the best parking for our events. It’s a well lit parking lot a half a block away.



To make arrangements for Pat’s small summer classes

 please contact her at:

   pakaufman@earthlink.net or call  561-271-0128


 You can read more about Pat at www.patkaufmanart.com.




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Roxanne Lewis SOLO Exhibit at Lake Park Library

 Roxanne Lewis will be exhibiting for the second time in a SOLO show at the Lake Park Library. Her paintings take us from Hawaiian lushness to the innocence of childhood.  The Exhibit begins March 20th with a Public Reception and continues through April 30th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you a sneak peek!


SOLO Exhibit

Reception, Music, Refreshments

Thursday, March 20th    

6 – 8 pm

Lake Park Library

529 Park Avenue      Lake Park, FL


Roxanne Lewis'

Roxanne Lewis’ “Small Town Sunset”


Roxanne Lewis will be exhibiting for the second time in a SOLO show at the Lake Park Library. Her paintings take us from Hawaiian lushness to the innocence of childhood.  The public is invited to a reception on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.  The Solo Art Show continues until April 30, 2014.  The Lake Park Public Library Gallery is located at 529 Park Avenue.  Take NorthLake Blvd., off I 95, right onto 10th Street, Left onto Park Avenue.



Roxanne Lewis

Roxanne Lewis’s “Hawaiian Lush”

Roxanne tells The Rickie Report, ‘This is my second Solo Art exhibit.  I am so excited to have been asked. I call my paintings:  Roxanne’s Wild and Exotic Art Exhibit.”  


Roxanne Lewis'

Roxanne Lewis’ “McCaw Flight”


Roxanne’s first experience with art was in high school.  Her nurturing teacher and her mother, who also painted in oils coached her in her love of art.  After graduation, marriage and raising a family, Roxanne reunited with her love of art under the tutelage of Lawrence Russo.  Russo is known for his sculpture and oil paintings, internationally.  Roxanne is honored to have worked with him on a large mural project in Scranton, PA.




Roxanne Lewis'

Roxanne Lewis’ “The Getaway”



Years later, Roxanne completed three scenes for a ballet company in Binghamton, NY as well as the New York City Ballet Company and the Robertson Ballet Company.  In addition to selling her work, she exhibited and painted commissions.  Roxanne also completed a mural in the Assembly of God Church (Trucksville,PA) with a friend as co-artist.


Roxanne Lewis

Roxanne Lewis


Roxanne is retired and back in her beloved creative element.  She is a member of the Boca Raton Art Gallery Guild and the Artists of  Palm Beach County.  “I believe gifts are meant to be shared.  I am pleased to share my gifts with all who love art”, she tells us.



For more information about Roxanne’s paintings, please contact her:  570-242-2386 or  roxlew@gmx.com


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Pat Kaufman Offers Watercolor Classes in November

Pat Kaufman continues to offer day and evening classes to students who want to learn watercolor!  The Rickie Report thinks this is a great idea, since Palm Beach County is not just the playground for retired folks.  Check this article for details and sign up with Pat for her upcoming watercolor workshops. Better yet – make the class a time to share with a friend – we guarantee you’ll have a great time!

 Pat Kaufman

Watercolor Classes

November – New Class Schedule Available

Nov. 6, 13, 20 and Dec. 4

6 – 9 pm


"Sea Cottage"



Pat is offering Wednesday evening classes from 6 – 9 pm at her studio in Artists Alley, Delray Beach.  Classes accommodate up to six students, so you get a lot of personal attention from Pat.  There are still a few seats still available for her daytime class. Call Pat at  561-271-0128 for details.


Delray Beach, FL artist Pat Kaufman’s style brings, bright glorious pigments to her watercolor scenes.  They will lift your spirit!


"Flamingo Bliss"


Pat’s tropical watercolors are filled with scenes of her surroundings: beach art, cottage living art, tropical gardens filled with flowers and trees, tropical fish, parrots, flamingos and more!


In addition to Pat’s beautiful works of art for your walls, The Rickie Report noticed a number of tropical pillows and even a few side tables with Pat’s colorful signature on them!  Truly, her flair can turn anything into a riot of color!


For those interested in purchasing Pat’s artwork, she will be exhibiting at the following Howard Alan Fine Art and Craft shows in addition to her studio at Artists Alley in Delray Beach:


  • October 19 & 20, Las Olas  Howard Alan Fine Art Show
  • October 26 & 27, Lauderdale by the Sea..foot of E. Commerical at A1A
  • Nov. 9 & 10 Juno Beach on A1A, at Loggerhead Park
  • Nov 23 & 24 South Palm Beach/Lake Worth
  • Nov 30 and Dec 1st Delray Beach


Come join the fun and take a class with Pat!  If you like tropical, Key West style, this is your chance to take a blank piece of paper and bring home a painting!  



"Shore Cottage"

Pat believes that “Color makes the heart sing, the eyes dance and the spirit soar.  My paintings are happy colors to brighten your day.”  You can feel that in her work.


"Pelicans Gather"

 “This pelican scene is a birthday gift for a special man who loves our tropical pelicans and lives in Maine,” she explains.  Pat is available for commissioned pieces.


For more information contact Pat at 561-271-0128 or email  pakaufman@earthlink.net or visit her website: www.patkaufmanart.com


For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

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