Marti Grinberg

Sidewalk painting by: I have worked as an artist in Sarasota for the past 38 years. I graduated from Syracuse University majoring in Art and Art History, which led me to serve as a docent at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art for 27 years.

As a plein air painter, I have enjoyed painting at Selby Garden, Phillippi Mansion, Towles Court and the Ringling Museum over the years. I

I never tire of Florida's effusive sunlight, which has been a major influence on my color palette. My spontaneous style and bold use of color are what I am known for.

When I perceive buildings, Twistee Treat included, I aim to portray them as "live" objects with their own spirit and movement, animated in part by the individuals that I imagine inhabit that particular building. It is my hope that my paintings evoke feelings of joy in my viewers.

I have exhibited widely in juried shows and invitationals and my work is included in many permanent collections. I have won several awards at Art Center Sarasota, including "Best of Show". I also have had a one-woman show at the Women's Resource Center.