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Artist Jamie Perkins


An example of fine art by Jamie Perkins

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.jamielperkins.org

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $275.00 - $1,500.00
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Biography


My family moved from Woodstock Connecticut to Central Florida in 1974. I fell in love with Florida. My Dad owned a Cattle Hauling Company so we grew up on a small farm surrounded by animals and playing outdoors all day. We would come in for dinner when Mom rang the cow bell that hung outside by the backdoor. I remember waking up early in the morning and bottle feeding baby cows, always having horses to ride, and hiding in the hayloft with a good book (with my parents and 3 siblings it was often the only quiet place)! At points in my life I traveled and moved away from Florida, and I lived overseas in Athens-Greece, for a few years, but I always came home to Florida.
My love for creating art came from my grandmother who was a self taught artist, and from my Dad, who loved horses and was always sketching horse heads.
My parents first enrolled me in private art lessons with Minnette Webster of Valrico Florida when I was nine years old. I studied with Minnette until I was accepted into the Architectural Drafting program in High School. I graduated with a certificate in Architectural Drafting and went on to study Fine Art at the University of Tampa. I earned my BFA and MAED in Fine Art and Education. I started teaching Art for Hillsborough County Schools in 2005, after working as a Scenic Artist for Event Companies and as a Graphic Designer for Busch Gardens. 
 
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