Naomi "Rios" Brown is a very talented painter who loves to paint western and country scenes. This year, she had two paintings place in the PaintAmerica Mini Top50. "Enjoying the Sun" ($1,200) is an 11" x 14" oil. "Desert Mailboxes" ($1,200) is an 11" x 14" acrylic / colored pencil. Naomi's work has also previously been juried into the Paint the Parks show.
Charles Syvertsen started painting in his teens. After graduation from high school, he followed in his family's footsteps and went to sea. After his retirement, he began painting full time, receiving instruction from noted marine painters Tom Nicholas, N.A. and Marshall W. Joyce. This painting, "Old Faithful" ($1,800) is an 11" x 14" oil. Syvertsen is an artist member of the North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, MA; Academic Artists Association, Springfield, MA; and the Hudson Valley Arts Association. He has won awards in the juried exhibitions of these associations in addition to The American Artists Professional League, Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic, CT, and the Northeast Watercolor Society. He became and artist member of the American Society of Marine Artists in 1999 (ASMA).