A brush with beauty

By Lennie Bennett
St. Petersburg Times
November 13, 2008

   Two watercolor artists in a joint exhibition at Nuance Galleries, 804 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, bring different approaches to a medium that invite a closer look.
   Taylor Ikin is a longtime professional painter who switched several years ago to an atypical shiny, non­absorbent paper that pro­duces glowing surface effects for her landscapes.
   Laura Waller is a professional financial planner with a longtime record as an arts advocate who paints in watercolor as an avocation, using traditional paper that results in a more realistic style.
   Both women create lovely works and any sold during the show's run resulted in a contribution to the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.
   Shown is Taylor Ikin's Let It Rain.

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