Florence was raised in Central Illinois and began oil painting about six years ago after retiring from the business world.
Florence has studied with Ken Tiessen, C.W. Mundy, Elizabeth Robbins, Carolyn Anderson, Roger Dale Brown and others. These studies have allowed her to paint with confidence and to build a foundation of knowledge. Her goals are to grow as an artist through education and experience.
Florence is a member of CIAO, Illinois Art League, Peoria Art Guild, and Hoosier Salon New Harmony.
Florence is a realistic oil painter. She favors still life paintings, but explores figurative, landscape, and the impressionistic style.
“Painting is my way of expressing the beauty I feel in the world!”