The Studios of Cocoa Beach announces the featured artist for the month of April: Delia Swenson of Cocoa Beach. An accomplished oil painter, Delia first picked up a paintbrush in November 2009. Her art is a tribute to perseverance and prayer. Delia, who is a two-time cancer survivor with a handicapped son, says, “ I was going through some difficult times. I prayed. God heard me and He gave me Art. I love where I go when I am painting. I find joy, love, and peace when I paint. The feel and texture of the oils now is a part of me, of who I am. My life has been changed by art and is now full of joy and happiness. Life is full of color and my goal is to capture it. Some days my paintings consume me. Somehow the emotions leap upon the canvas. I hope a little of what I feel when I paint transfers to the viewer.
One of Delia’s oil paintings on wood “ Sunny Days” will be the prize in the Studios’ monthly giveaway. To enter this free drawing, visit the Studios any day in April.
Delia’s work can be seen daily at the Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach. The non-profit gallery features the work of 30 local artists and offers a full schedule of workshops in a variety of techniques for both adults and children. The Studios is open Monday and Tuesday 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information about exhibits, artists and workshop schedules, call the Studios at 321-613-3480 or visit www.studiosofcocoabeach.org.