Plein Air Manatee Painting Auction

  • $250.00
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The Friends of Blue Spring State Park received a beautiful donation
from a local Plein Air artist; Cathy Berse.

This one of a kind painting is a 8x6 oil painting featuring some beautiful, playful, and friendly manatees enjoying their surroundings in the local waters.  In the distance you can see some kayakers enjoying nature  - which truly captures what Blue Spring State Park is all about.

  • If you love unique art
  • If you love nature
  • If you love manatees 

Consider bidding on this painting to help support a great cause.  All proceeds received from this donation will go towards our Manatee Release Ramp fundraiser.  


The Friends of Blue Spring State Park is a Non-Profit 501(C)3 Citizen Support Organization (CSO) of volunteers dedicated to helping to ensure Blue Spring State Park remains a fun, interesting, educational, and beautiful place to visit!



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New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Cathy Berse is a long time resident of Florida. Cathy attended the University of Wisconsin, University of Tennessee and Milwaukee Area Technical College. In years past she has worked as a graphic designer, teacher and muralist. Cathy’s murals ranged from small to the largest at 4, 800 sq. feet. Cathy taught art for Daytona Beach Community College, Artists’ Workshop, Inc. and Atlantic Center for the Arts. She is now an avid Plein Air Artist and her work can be found in private homes as well as public places including The White House, New Smyrna Beach’s City Hall, the Historical Museum and AdventHealth.

Ninety-nine percent of my oil paintings are done on site, “alla Prima”. I feel that allows me to capture the light that caught my eye as well as the true colors of nature. I love what I do and it is my goal to pass that love along in my work. If a viewer can step into the scene I have just painted and get as much pleasure from it as I did painting it, I consider it a successful painting.


Check out Cathy's website here:
Cathy's artwork has been featured at many organizations across the state of Florida and her artwork can be seen at Museum of Art - Deland, FL and Wild Oats and Billy Goats - New Smyrna Beach, Fl. 


Auction Rules 

Once the bidding is over, winner will have 24 hours to submit their payment inclusive of sales tax.  Friends of Blue Spring will email the winner to secure the postal mailing address for the painting to be sent, or the option to pick up locally.
We cannot ship to PO boxes or APO boxes.  A physical mailing address will be required.  

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