Stacey Breheny, "FLOR 12: Lanceleaf Tickseed", oil on canvas, 24" x 48", 2009 (CC).
About the artist
Stacey Breheny is a painter living in High Springs, Florida. She received her BA in Painting from Reed College, Portland Oregon, studied one year at Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy, and received her MFA from the University of Florida in 1984. She worked at the Florida Museum of Natural History through 2004, and is currently an independent artist and teaches Drawing, Painting and 2-D Design at Santa Fe College.
This painting is part of an on-going series of roadside paintings depicting the farms, roads and woods surrounding my home in High Springs. A sub-set of these paintings focusses on the patterns and blocks of color created by wildflowers in the landscape.
FLOR500 is a participatory art, nature, and history project that marks the importance of the moment when the history of Florida changed forever and gives a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago. Developed by Xavier Cortada, director and artist-in-residence of FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts’ Office of Engaged Creativity, the project commemorates Florida’s quincentenary in 2013.