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The Artist - Virginia Hanley

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As a young artist in Florida, I ventured to Miami Beach in 1990 with dreams of becoming a great artist.
I was juried into the South Florida Art Center, hired as an artist to hand paint fabric for the interior design industry, worked as a mural painter, book illustrator, editorial cartoonist and a zillion other things.  All the experience had nothing to do with becoming a great artist. What will make me a great artist is how well I can share my creative approach with humanity.

Stay tooned to the Cartoonqueen blog & Youtube channel for updates on the Cartoonqueen Current Projects.
See below for Museum and Gallery shows as well as past projects.
 

33rd Annual Hortt Exhibition 1991

At age 23, my oil painting, "90 Miles to Freedom" was juried into the Fort Lauderale Museum 33rd Annual Hortt Exhibition.
I sold this painting and have yet to find my photo!

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Gallery shows...

The Sokolsky Gallery 
Elwoods Gastro Pub
Picadilly Gardens Studio

To see the evolution of my art, double click the images below.

Painting Eye of H
Painting Eye of H

This is 2021 and I am painting the Eye of Horus on the Magic Skoolie. I painted this bus from the old yellow version. We spray painted it and now I am hand painting the details.

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Club News Vanderbilt Mansion
Club News Vanderbilt Mansion

My role was the Master Plan Coordinator for the 60M in renovations. I coordinated the contractors , designers etc. Renovations were completed in 2013. They included the Vanderbilt Mansion, The Spa, Island Market, Golf Club House, La Trattoria, Porto Cervo Restaurant, Tennis Center and more. It was a blast working with all the Designers and Architects.

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Fisher Island Spa Ground Breaking
Fisher Island Spa Ground Breaking

This was a photo from the spa dock ground breaking. Miller Construction was the GC on this job.

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