Tropical Birds

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In 1927, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus moved its winter quarters from Bridgeport, Connecticut to sunny Sarasota. One has to assume the human and animal performers alike were pleased with the change in venue. And Sarasota’s economy benefited greatly as the circus’ rehearsals at the Winter Quarters became one of the state’s largest tourist attractions.

While we always think of the circus as having horses, elephants, lions and the occasional giraffe, the menagerie also included exotic birds. The birds shown here are Macaws, a type of parrot. They were perfect for the circus because they are so colorful social animals that enjoy being around people.

About the Artist:

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 illicit.”

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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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

www.janptartist.com

Written By

Nanette Crist

Nanette Crist is a retired lawyer who began blogging when she moved to Florida. It was an online diary of sorts, a way to keep track of her new life. It was also a good way to share her discoveries with friends and family outside the area. Over time, Nanette realized her writing makes her experience the world differently. She keeps an eye out for interesting things to write about and then delves more deeply into them as she crafts her words. It's all about telling the story. Nanette's blog can be found at http://nanettesnewlife.blogspot.com.

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