Greeting from Sarasota

C Fi 9836

This painting is a copy of a 1950's postcard celebrating various destinations and the rich history Sarasota had with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus when live animals were in their performances. Also known as The Greatest Show on Earth, started in 1919, the Circus moved its headquarters to Sarasota in 1927.

The images in the letters feature John Ringling's House at the Ringling Museum, the Auditorium, Ringling Museum, and the Bayfront.

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Janet Tombros

Janet P. (JanP) Tombros, a resident of Apopka, Florida, is a certified “Master” Street Painter through Florida Chalk Artist Association and an established acrylic artist on both canvas and murals in the central Florida community.

Janet is the daughter of a diplomat with the armed forces and has been traveling the world her entire life Art became a comforting outlet for Janet to express her emotions in her ever changing world. Janet’s art reflects the broad cross-cultural influence that evolved from her extensive international travel experiences. From the Brazilian tropics to the surrounding riches of Sicilian antiquity, Janet’s vivid color palette reflects these carefree cultures.

Janet has been participating in the Sarasota Chalk Festival as an artist and a project captain for over 10 years. She is an eager participant in projects that engage community attention to arts and culture. Janet was among the first to put paint to concrete helping celebrate the colorful and lively city of Sarasota’s during their centennial.
"My art is about telling a story. I try to think from the perspective of my audience to convey the emotion that I want to elicit.”

Sarasota postcard with animals on top
Retro Sarasota beach scene w/ added child on water float
Sarasota Jungle Gardens Flamingo postcard
Jumping porpoise print
Ringling colorful bird painting

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