St Pete, Florida
Once a Mermaid, Always.…, Oil on Canvas
For Fairgrounds, Liz created Once a Mermaid, Always…., a painting of a vibrant, healthy older woman in a colorful flower swim cap located in the Mermaid Star Motel lobby.
Contemporary artist Liz Schulze’s work reflects the tropical colors and brightness that make the Sunshine State famous and fabulous. Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a gray and cold place, Liz is truly inspired by St. Pete, whether she’s working with clay or painting a mural. Liz says, “I am so influenced by St. Pete in my art. It’s so uniquely beautiful and exotic. The colors of the sky and sea on any given day give you so much to think about and there’s such a vibrancy to the constantly blooming plants, the sea creatures, the birds and tropical trees…there’s such a lushness that fills my work.”