Bill Renc: "Islands in St. Joseph Sound." Oil on canvas
Linda Renc: Quotation by Myrtle Scharrer Betz. Calligraphy print.
DUNEDIN - A new exhibit of paintings, prints and calligraphy on a nature theme by artists Bill and Linda Renc opens Tuesday Jan. 22, at a reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through April 19.
sponsored by the Friends of the Island Parks. The opening event is open to the public and refreshments are provided.
The artists have lived in Safety Harbor since 1975 and have owned The Painted Fish Gallery in downtown Dunedin for the past 18 years.
Bill Renc is showing some of the original artworks done especially for his recent coffee table art book Painting the Town and the Beaches focusing on the town of Dunedin, Caladesi and Honeymoon Islands, and Saint Joseph Sound. He is well-known for his fish, bird and Gulf coast landscape subjects, working mostly in oils, watercolor and pencil.
Linda Renc specializes in fine art calligraphy with watercolor and mixed media. Among her artworks is a series of ten illustrated quotations for Linda Taylorís book Great Women Exploring Nature.
Both artists will meet visitors and talk about their artwork as well as Billís book project at the opening reception. Books, paintings, note cards & limited edition prints will be for sale at the Center with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Island Parks who specifically support Honeymoon and Caladesi Island State Parks.
An original painting is being donated to the Friends as a fundraiser.
The Rotary Centennial Nature Center is located at Honeymoon Island State Park, #1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin. Call Rotary Centennial Nature Center at 727-738-2903. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.