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Skip Dyrda

Multi-disciplined artist, with expertise in watercolor, acrylic, oil, interior & exterior mural painting, pen and ink, computer aided drawing, digital editing and sculpture in various forms. Familiar with negotiation procedures for local, state and federal restoration and zoning authorities.

Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA – Art Educations Major 1970
Wyomissing Institute of Fine Arts, Wyomissing, PA – Watermedia 1974–78

Experience and Activities
Original fine art pieces, created, reproduced and marketed 1966 to present
Computer game development and illustration 1976 –1980
Private and commercially commissioned fine art paintings & sculpture 1980 to present
In house fine artist Chrishawn Associates, specializing in screen printing, air brush and hand
painted fine art, Bradenton, Florida1994 – 96
Member of the Sarasota County Arts Council 1996+
Member of and past President (1999-2000) of the Towles Court Artist Colony 1997+
Instructor at the Sarasota School of Decorative Arts – mural painting 2002 & 2003
Digital video Essence of Towles Court for Revitalizing Communities & the Arts Seminar 2002
Featured artist on Home & Garden TV's Modern Masters twice in 2003
Website Design and Hosting – Member of the National Association of PhotoShop Professionals
Proficient with imaging software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, INDesign and
Premiere, Corel Paint, Imaginate, Macromedia DreamWeaver MX & Fireworks MX

Public Oriented Commissions
2000        Mr. Serge Jorgenson – CEO Sailing Alternatives – original painting for reproduction – sales to
               fund programs –'unveiled' at the World Trials / St. Petersburg Yacht Club
2000        Crisp Building Mural: A Little Monkey Business – Sarasota, FL
2001         Lobby design – Southwest Florida Retirement Center Mural, Integral pond, fountain and
               paintings, Venice, FL
2001        Developed discussion program for the Southwest FL Retirement Center including the creation               & installation of large format, hand-colored prints of local historical buildings
2005        Village On The Isle Retirement Center - Venice, FL - Mural
2007        City of Sarasota & Tidewell Hospice - "Clowning Around Town" Created 2 clown sculptures for                this project
2007        Osceola Place- Stuart, FL (public art project)

Mr. & Mrs. Dick Vitale – ESPN sports analyst – Murals and original artwork
Mr. Pierro Rivolta – Rivolta Group of USA, Italy, South America – Mural
Dr. & Mrs. Mark Kaufmann – Sarasota Real Estate Developer – Mural
Ms. Jane Jenkins – Owner of the Publix Grocery Store Chain – 14 original pieces
Mr. and Mrs. Jordon Cochran – Rosemary Beach Project – Mural
Mr. Jeno Paulucci – CEO and founder of Michellina’s, Inc.