Kelli Mason Bowles
Born in Illinois, Midwestern Floridian best describes me, having lived in Florida for over 43 years. Raised on the coast of Southwest Florida I have a strong love for the uniqueness that is Florida and strive to portray these elements in my paintings. My father was an outdoorsman and shared with me his love of being on the water, both the bays and Gulf, as well as the rivers and lakes of Florida.
Living in Sarasota has given me the great fortune to study under the tutelage of several of Florida’s best known Plein Air Painters to include Bill Farnsworth, Joseph Melancon, and Morgan Samuel Price. I am extremely grateful to be mentored Katie Dobson Cundiff, on a regular basis. Being invited to participate in the Wekiva Paint Out is both exciting and humbling. I look forward to painting this beautiful area of Florida.