Florine is an international award-winning photographer, painter & instructor. Her incredible images have appeared in galleries, shows, books and private collections throughout the US, the UK and at the Association of Photographers Gallery, London.
Florine’s career started in New York City during the 60’s working as a model/actress/singer.
1970’s – present day, Florine operated commercial photography and fine art studios in Dallas, TX; New York City; Arizona; and the UK
Florine resides in Sun City, AZ
Permanent collection – Public Libraries & Fairways Recreation Center of Sun City, AZ – Florine has 100 pieces of art hanging and the collection continues to grow – all images of Arizona
*New Members Show, Association Gallery London, December 1996
*Self Portraits, Association Gallery London, April 1998
*Landscapes, Association Gallery London June 1998
*Positively Art, The Switchboard Colchester, UK June 1998
*New York/London, Association Gallery, London September 1998
*Erotica, Olympia Hall, London April 1998
*Obsessions, Association Gallery London August 1999
*Naked, Association Gallery London September 1999
*Pinetop, AZ One person show-August 2000
*Living Outloud-numerous shows Pinetop, AZ 2001-2002
*Scottsdale & Cave Creek Fine Art Festivals October/November 20002
*Artoconecto Gallery Show Washington, D.C. November 2002
*Women’s Center Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara “Women and Technology” April 2004
*Women’s Museum, Dallas, TX – September 11, 2008
*Prodigious Art Gallery – member 2007 – 2009
*Art Expo – Las Vegas, NV – 2008
*Art Expo – NYC – 2008 & 2009
*Sun City 50th Anniversary – 2009 & 2010
*Permanent Collection – Fairway Rec Center, Sun City, AZ 2012 – present
*Public Libraries Sun City, AZ many photos and paintings – changing exhibition
*Gallery Glendale, Honorable Mention, Glendale, AZ 20013
*West Valley Arts Council, Floral & Botanical Illustrations – February 2014
*Celebration of Artists 2014 – City of Peoria, AZ and West Valley Arts Council, May 2014
*Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Museum, Birds, Blooms & Bugs – 3 month exhibit 2014
* Arizona State Fair, Honorable Mention – 2014
*Sun City Art Show – won First Place in Portrait Category – February 2014
*Sun City Art Show – won First Place in Animals Category (plus two other ribbons)– February 2015
*West Valley Arts Council, Floral & Botanical – “People’s Choice Award” – April 2015
*West Valley Art Museum – March – May 2015
* West Valley Arts Council, Surprise City Hall Art Gallery, May 2015
*Sun City Art Show – won two ribbons – February 2016
*Glendale Art Show 2020, Honorable Mention
*Sun City Art Show2020 Judges’ Choice
*Arizona Artists Guild Juried Exhibition 2020
Queens College, NYC New York University, NYC Elkins Institute, Dallas, Texas Arvon Foundation, England ASMP – ongoing educational seminars Phoenix, AZ – currently studies oil painting, various teachers
Professional associations-Past and present
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHERS BOARD MEMBER
ASSOCIATION OF PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY LONDON, UK
PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA
ARIZONA ARTISTS GUILD
PALO VERDE ART CLUB & ARTISTS BY THE LAKE, SUN CITY, AZ – BOARD MEMBER
Arizona Images – ongoing project shooting desert botanicals and the American South West. Works hang in permanent collection at the Public Libraries & Fairway Recreation Center in Sun City, AZ
Spring 2002 launched a fine art publishing business in order to print and sell her art and the art of other artists
December 2003 and 2004 was invited to exhibit work in the “Biennale Internazionale Dell’ Arte Contemporanea” in Florence, Italy. This event is organized by the World Bank, UNESCO.
March 2004 received Robert Rauschenberg Grant for Artists
2010 – 2011 – curator / Board Member for international art gallery
2019 – present – Instructor at Art Clubs in Sun City
June 2002 Created images for t shirts to raise money for the recover fun during the Rodeo Chediski Fire. Worked with other volunteers, media, corporate sponsors.
2010 Board member/membership committee for the American Society of Media Photographers
2010 – 2011 Event photographer for the year-long celebration “50th Anniversary of Sun City, AZ”
2009 – present – pro bono photography for Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida Association and Ovarian Cancer Society.
2008 – present – pro bono photography for “Flashes of Hope” portraits for cancer children at summer camp and Phoenix Children’s Hospital
The Art of the Background
Time: 10am – 2pm (or later, if necessary. Bring a lunch)
Workshop Instructor: Florine Duffield
Cost $25 Minimum students: 4 Maximum: 10
The background has the incredibly important role of providing context and contrast for the main subject. Having a simple, harmonious background allows the focus to fall entirely on the subject.
Think Twice, Paint once. Decisions, decisions – what is needed to get off to a proper start: Defining your Light Source; Composition; Value; Negative and Positive Space; Colour Choices
Demonstration by instructor – how to get started with a background using primed, sketched-in subjects on canvas…still life & portraits
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING: paints, brushes, canvas, art paper, etc. We will actually work on your projects. You should have a couple ready, if possible.
WHAT THE INSTRUCTOR WILL BRING:
- Oil paints, brushes, all sorts of gear that I am happy to share
- Plenty of canvas paintings in the early stages so we can discuss & decide before we jump in.
- Large set of colour swatches to help with colour harmony
- Portfolio of large photos to be shared / utilized as painting studies.
It will be a fun day, mostly hands on.
We will stay until we are satisfied with our progress.