Rosa Burgman, a lifelong resident of Safety Harbor and amateur artist has been a nature lover and indulger of various mediums of art her entire life. She can trace the beginnings of her interest in art back to the year books of the local grade schools up to her years of college.
She loves to work with her hands and owned a business creating handmade gifts for 12 years. She has experimented with many different art forms including sculpture, pottery, drawing, painting, mixed media wall art, playwriting, and her latest passion, photography.
She enjoys traveling the world and capturing "the unaltered beauty of God's creation in its truest form." She believes, "nature is perfect just the way the eye sees it."
Marilyn R. Wickstrom is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with a degree in Art Education. She also attended Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan and the University of South Florida in Tampa. Recently retired from over 27 years of teaching gifted education, she has found time to pursue her artistic talents. Her love of the impressionistic period is reflected in the effects of light in her landscape oil paintings. She is a member of the Dunedin Fine Art Center and the Sterling Society and has taught oil painting and the art of bread dough throughout the country for over 30 years. She is a published author and has had articles published in the St. Petersburg Times and The Christian Science Monitor. Married for over 50 years to her husband, Dave, they are both active board members of the Safety Harbor Kiwanis club and mentor and tutor at nearby schools. They have two sons and two grandchildren and are active in their local church.
Art can be viewed at: wickstromart.com