Brandon artist and long time resident Roxanne Tobaison has a feature exhibit at the Carrollwood Cultural Center located at 4537 Lowell Rd. in Tampa. You can view Tobaison’s 36 works of art throughout January.

Tobaison is a watercolor artist. Her exhibit is entitled My Florida Journey In Watercolors. Tobaison said, “I named the collection this because it consists of many, many years of my watercolor progression. Most of my subject matter are Florida scenes including nature, bird life and historical landmarks.”

Several of the pieces in the collection hold special meaning for Tobaison. “Don’t Cry For Me (onions) was my first piece of serious art that I did after a long period of personal difficulty in my family. Not only was I pleased with it, but it was also accepted at the 42nd Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition in Sarasota in 2013,” explained Tobaison.

Tobaison has been painting for 37 years. She started with oils but quickly moved to watercolor.

“From the first time I used watercolors, I never looked back. The medium just fit me as I have allergies and the smells and clean up bothered me,” said Tobaison.

As noted, Tobaison’s watercolors have been accepted into the Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition. The exhibition is recognized as one of the top watermedia exhibits in the country.

In addition to creating breathtaking watercolors, Tobaison has branched out and creates exotic wood jewelry.

“It’s a whole different kind of creating. I have painted for over 37 years and the jewelry is a different creative side. Painting and creating are part of my being who I am. It allows me to give to the community and make people happy through my art. It allows people to know that God has given me a gift that I really appreciate.”

You can see Tobaison’s work at www.roxanneTobAisonART.com, www.watercolorsNmore.etsy.com and www.ExoticWoodJewelryAND.etsy.com. Tobaison can be reached at 685-1627 or roxtob@verizon.net.