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Updated: 10/04/2013 06:23:30PM

Opera House artist Blizard works in many media

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Lee Blizard likes to copy some of the Old Masters of art to learn from their styles and techniques. She works in several media including oil paint, pen and pencil.

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Lee Blizard poses with one of her recently completed portraits, "Andre." She works in oils and other media, and her work is on display at the Opera House in Arcadia.

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In an oil painting titled Flowers at the Bridge, Blizard captures the style and feel of the Impressionists.

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In "All Is Vanity," Blizzard depicts a woman sitting before the mirror of her vanity, in which another image begins to appear to the viewer.

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"Baths" depicts a rocky tropical shore in a loose, painterly style.

By JANE HILTON

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The Opera House Art Gallery is featuring Lee Blizard this month. Lee is a freelance artist who works out of her Punta Gorda Isles studio. She moved there 16 years ago from Charlotte, NC, where she was an art editor for a magazine called The Collector. which had a distribution of 70,000 in Charlotte and England.

Lee attended the University of Rhode Island and Central Piedmont Community College. She studied under the late Boyce Kendrick and has continued to study art throughout her career.

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