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Apple Harvest

"An Apple a Day: Paintings by a Retired Physician and
a Teacher
Exhibition of the artworks of
Charles Inman and Brenda Poff Hill

February 25th (opening reception 3-5pm)
through April 5, 2024

Examples of Brenda's Art

Brenda Poff Hill    is something of a legend among the Central Florida art community. For over 50 years she has contributed as an award-winning artist in exhibitions, as a mentor to other artists, and for 40 of those years as an art teacher at Denison Junior High School in Winter Haven. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Ridge Art Association in Winter Haven, FL since the mid-80's
A native of southeastern Kentucky, she graduated from Union College in Barbourville and then followed her parents to Florida where she began her teaching career.
Over the years she has pursued and mastered a wide variety of mediums including sculpture, ink, drawing, painting, and watercolor. She is particularly known for her shaped canvas paintings, one of which, “Art Teacher's Nightmare” she considers her signature piece.

When people ask Brenda if she has fun “doing art”, she laughs and says art is challenging, frustrating, and difficult but also satisfying, enjoyable, and fulfilling. She said, “Once in a blue moon everything comes together and it sings.”

Recent Awards:

Victor Law Group Central Park Art Festival: 2023 Honorable Mention; 2022 Award of Excellence

Lake Alfred City Hall Annual Show:  2022 Best of Show; 2021 Second Place

MacKay Gardens Show: 2020 Award of Excellence

RP Funding Center: 2021 First Place July show

Ridge Art Inspirations of Don Stone Tribute Show: Second Place

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Dr. Charles “Chip” Inman is a retired family medicine physician who practiced for 31 years at the Bond Clinic in Winter Haven. A graduate of Pacific Union College and Loma Linda University School of Medicine, his entry into art drew on early interests in drawing, painting, and architecture.

On retirement his friends Rick and Christy Hemenway encouraged him to join the Board of Directors of the Ridge Art Association in Winter Haven. That led to a series class at Ridge Art and at the Polk Museum of Art in oil painting, figure drawing, watercolor landscapes, and portraiture. 

Charles greatly values instruction and mentoring and credits fellow artists Brenda Poff Hill, Ron Malone, Preston Stafford, and Wayne Chunot with advancing his skills and encouraging his creativity.

He initially considered a career in architecture and so has long been interested in houses and buildings, an interest reflected in many of his works.

In recent years his work has been recognized with numerous awards in many galleries and exhibitions throughout central Florida including a first place for a watercolor work in 2023. His paintings also hang in private collections in central Florida, Seattle, Washington, Palm Springs and Riverside, California, and North Carolina.

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Examples of Chip's Art

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Clouds Theme Room

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Highlands Art League is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

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