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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Artist’s work reveals changes in springs

Published 4/16/2010 Chiefland Citizen
They are rendered in broad swaths of blues and greens, sometimes suggesting the surface of the water with its play of reflections, other times revealing the sun-lit mouth of a watery cavern. “It’s all about the viewer entering the springs,” she said. “That’s what paintings do, they postulate a different world, and you want to go there. I like the idea of captivating people.” Not long after she began exploring springs as a subject, she discovered Manatee and Fanning springs

And though Tolbert insisted she does not want to be known as a historical painter, her work, featured in exhibits around the world, has become a visual narrative of the decline of Florida springs for a period of close to three decades.
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