Who: Art Gallery of Viera
Where: Art Gallery of Viera, at The Avenue, Viera - between J. Grace & Co. and The Avenue office.
Another year ends at Art Gallery of Viera, and what a year it has been. The gallery has celebrated it's fifth anniversary and has become the place to see local artists and their wares. The gallery's amazing success, even during trying times, is due in large part, to it dynamic board of directors. And during their year end holiday gift shop, the gallery is proud to highlight one of it's founders and it's financial director, Jeanette Drake.
Jeanette Drake is an award-winning artist and is the featured artist in December at the Art Gallery of Viera.
Jeanette was born and raised in Miami, FL and after retirement from Miami Dade College she would devote much of her time to painting. She began with classes in 2004 in Botanical Illustration at Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami. Now retired in Melbourne, Jeanette enjoys her second career as an artist and has won many top awards for her watercolor paintings. She is one of three artists who have been on the Board of the Art Gallery of Viera since it began more than 5 years ago
Jeanette is well known for her detail, particularly in her paintings of the local wildlife and tropical flowers. She uses many washes and layers in her paintings but it is the detail that appeals to Jeanette and that which makes her paintings come to life.
Although watercolor is her favorite medium, Jeanette has recently begun painting with acrylics and will have Christmas themed hand painted gourds on display at the Art Gallery of Viera in their “Holiday Gift Shop”.
Jeanette is a member of: Brevard Cultural Alliance, Florida Watercolor Society, Brevard Watercolor Society, Strawbridge Art League and Titusville Art League.