BY BARBARA GIZZI
SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
The Deltona Art Club asked one of our newest members, Jeanne-Marie Banderet, to be our Artist of the Month for April.
Her painting titled Spring of Inspiration is now hanging in the entrance of the Deltona City Hall. A mixed-media painting in watercolor and acrylic, it was inspired by her enjoyment of the philosophy of Asian art.
Jeanne-Marie was born and raised in New York City. In her 30s, she attended Mary Mount College in Tarrytown, New York, where she studied interior design and art. Soon after, she took two courses at Parsons School of Design.
She has attended two-week art workshops in the Tuscany region of Italy, and in San Francisco and Florida.
“I don’t feel like I’m an ‘artist,’ but, instead, someone who loves doing artwork. I feel that I have been drawing, sketching and painting my whole life,” Banderet said.
Jeanne-Marie owned her own home-improvement business before her retirement, and has been a permanent resident of Florida for a year.
She saw an article in The West Volusia Beacon about the Deltona Art Club and decided to check us out. She came to a monthly meeting and decided that it was inspiring to be around others interested in art, and to see things from another’s perspective.
The Deltona Art Club meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month September-May, in the Scrub Jay Room at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
Artists working in any medium are welcome to attend and join the club. Learn more about the Deltona Art Club on our Facebook page.