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PRESS RELEASE - "A CHANGE OF ART" - JULY 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
" A Change Of Art"- July 19, 2005 - Corporate marketer turned artist. When April Paige found herself laid off after yet another corporate merger she decided to go after her life's dream and become a full time fine artist.
" I have always been creative and always painted for my own satisfaction but never thought that I could make a living at being an artist."
April has been a marketing manager, director and consultant for 13+ years and was recently laid off from Chase Education First due to the merger of Bank One and Chase. This is the third merger she has been involved with in her career.
April knew that now was the time to use her marketing experience to focus on promoting herself as an artist.
"I have always marketed for others with success but turning my skills to market myself has been interesting. This is the perfect mix of my marketing skills and by artistic ability."
The 35-year-old is running her fine arts business out of her home in Dunedin, FL. Her living room has become her studio.
"I am definitely out growing my space and having my studio in my living room has been difficult but worth it. I am up for the challenge."
April Paige is a true Floridian. She was born and raised in Sarasota, FL and is of Cuban decent. Her heritage and roots are in Tampa. Her family history consists of cigar makers, lectors in the factories of Ybor City and a Guava Queen.
April studied formally at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota and has developed some self taught techniques. Her medium is Acrylic on canvas - sizes ranging from 12x24 to 40x68. She is known for her unique style, the simplicity of her paintings, as well as the drama of her color choices. Her backgrounds are used minimally as to not distract from the subject while her composition and unique perspectives are forefront.
"My goal is to bring something interesting to the viewer. A moment, a memory, a unique perspective, a laugh......"
April is targeting interior designers, corporations, restaurants, medical offices/hospitals and the individual collector.
Along with her painting she is currently working with a friend/writer on illustrations for a childrens book. Completion scheduled in August of 2005.
April has mandated that any original purchased from her will automatically donate 10% of the sale to the charity of the purchasers choice. She is also contributing 1 painting per quarter to charity.
She just recently launched her new web site in July 2005 - www.aprilpaige.com.
** free photos available upon request **
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