Artist Hernie Vann inspires his adult painting students with his love of art and his focus on scenes of Florida past. Please come visit and enjoy some of these beautiful, realistic paintings about Florida.
Ralph Terrell is a fourth generation Floridian and Tampa Native who joined Peoples Gas in 1971. Peoples Gas became TECO Energy which is now part of Emera Company. Three years ago, at a friend’s suggestion, Terrell signed up for an evening art class taught by Artist Hernie Vann. Vann had retired from a long teaching career but loved teaching so much he went on to teach painting classes to adult students at Idlewild Baptist Church. Vann’s love of art and teaching inspired Terrell to a love of painting Florida wildlife, landscapes and scenes of Florida past, in great detail. “Remembering Florida” is a group exhibition of artwork that has its roots in a shared passion for painting Florida past and present.