Punta Gorda Garden Club objective is to promote the beautification and improvement of Punta Gorda and the surrounding areas; to encourage the growing of flowers, plants and shrubbery in public and private places; to cooperate in the conservation of natural resources and to promote education in these areas.
Together in Harmony – Learning and Growing
Welcome to the Punta Gorda Garden Club’s website. The club was founded in 1949 and federated in 1950. We are members of Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. District IX; Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc; Deep South Region National Garden Clubs, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc.
About the painting
This painting was conceived with the club’s theme, Together in Harmony – Learning and Growing, in mind. It is a watercolor, done in a series of vignettes, depicting elements of our club and community. Each vignette captures our commitment to promoting the beautification of Punta Gorda, while encouraging the growth of flowers, plants and shrubbery in public and private places. As you can see, our club’s flower, the red hibiscus, is both dominant and representative in the painting. Each club member depicted is sharing personal time, effort and knowledge, working Together in Harmony – Learning and Growing.
About the Artist
The creator of the artwork on the cover of the 2015-2016 yearbook is watercolorist, Richard Jansen. A retired elementary art/classroom teacher from New York, he now devotes his time to serving as President of the Pinellas Park Art Society. He teaches adult drawing and watercolor classes. He is a prolific painter and his works reside in many collections throughout the world. He lives on St. Pete Beach, Florida, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. He exhibits regularly in area venues. His work can be found on Fine Art America or on his website, www.jansenwatercolors.com.
Vinita Jones and Pat Sandler, Co-Presidents
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