eileenseitz

I was born on the island of Manhattan, New York City and learned early about the peoples of our planet. New York is a melting pot with so much diversity. People, cultures, music, art and architecture. I started my art path when I was 8 years old, I began taking art classes at age 13 won my a first place award in a New York City street festival for the oil painting called “Red Barn in the Snow” you can see a picture of this below in my bio 1968. At 16 I sold my first oil painting to a New York City art dealer and at 18 began to take art classes at Pratt Institute Saturday Morning classes.  When I was 18, I applied to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn  and was accepted and majored in Fine Arts.

It was in 1966 that I first got a glimpse of what the green jungle was all about. A short trip to the west coast of Puerto Rico, to a town called Rincon where all the surfers lived. Here they flocked like seals out on the sea, waiting to catch and ride the big waves. They lived in tree houses on the beach. That experience showed me and opened me up to a simple way of life, close to nature.

Finally in 1968 I left Pratt Institute for a year sabbatical.  I was studying Fine Art at school and moved to the island of St. Thomas, VI. When we arrived, it was in the beginning of a 7 day tropical storm. It was then that I understood the power, beauty, grandeur and strength of mother nature. From that point on I knew I had found my place on the planet. My calling began to grow becoming stronger and stronger. I definitely knew I had to live in a tropical environment. The light, the colors, the smells of the earth, the sky and clouds, the birds and tropical fruits all free my soul. Here I thrive like the jungle plants after a good rain. This beauty is what inspires me to paint with the colors and blends that I do whether it is with watercolors on paper, or oil on canvas.  Living in the tropics, allows my spirit to speak freely through pen and brush.

After St Thomas, I traveled and created paintings of these places.  St. Johns, St. Croix, Antiqua, Puerto Rico, Key West, Mexico all of Central America, Columbia, Kauai, Eleuthera, Nassau, Paradise Island,  St. Marten, Tortola, Jamaica, Maui, St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Anguilla, Barbados, Trinidad, Tobago, Guadalupe, Taveuni-Fiji, Bega-Fiji Oahu, England, Belgium,  Spain, Portugal, Amsterdam, Germany, Italy, France, Sicily, Corfu, Hawaii,  Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahiti, Raiatea, Rangiora, and Nuku Hiva, Singapore and Bali all inspired and continue to inspire ideas for new works. The Truth and Beauty of these places is overwhelming and feeds Eileen’s artistic soul.

I love to paint with my oil paints on large sized canvas.   My intention is  to bring the viewer INTO the paintings, feeling the life force that nature so abundantly shares with me.  This is where the artist steps out and the magic between the viewer and his /her inner self occurs.  This is what I am thankful for, to be a vehicle for. To make the connection for the individual to his SELF so that he too can witness the power of Spirit through the Gift I have been given to share.

Schools
Pels Art School, Manhattan, NY
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Media
Watercolors, Oils on Canvas,
Mixed Media.

Biography

Year Title
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2017 Art Director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami -Dade entitled the Music and Art Challenge
"Poster Artist" - St Stephens 28th year Art Festival - Coconut Grove, FL
Yellow Information Kiosk, Grand Ave in Coconut Grove, gets repainted, refreshed
2016 3RD Place Award in "Painting" Category
Bonnie Albers on Air Blog Talk Radio Show, interview " I LOVE COLOR"
"Coconut Grove Village Map"
"Poster Artist" Festival of the Arts - Coral Gables
2015 "Poster Artist" - Chamber South - South Miami 2015 Art Festival
"Best in Watercolors" South Miami Art Festival 2015
Cover Artwork - St. Thomas This Week Magazine, St. Thomas Virgin Islands
A Pop Up Gallery in the Sky
The Pelican Newspaper
2014 Eileen Seitz
Cover Artwork - St. Thomas This Week Magazine, St. Thomas Virgin Islands
First Place in Watercolors - South Miami Art Festival, South Miami Florida
"Award of Excellence" - The Printing Association of Florida
American Airlines Admirals Club Miami International Airport
"Artist in Residence" Oceania Cruise Ship "Marina" 2 Month Journey from Chile to the South Pacific to Australia Painting and Teaching Watercolors
2013 "Artist in Residence" aboard the Oceania Cruise Line, Luxury Cruise Ship called "Marina for 2 months
"Artist in Residence"-RCCL Rhapsody of the Seas -Hawaiian Islands across Pacific ocean to Vancouver, B.C.
One Woman Art Exhibiion- Biscayne Nature Center
2012 Teaching Watercolor Class
Radisson Blu Resort, Spa and Marina St, Martin - 6 commissioned original watercolors
Dr Robert Aden, artwork for his office
Artist in Residence "Radisson Blu Resort, Marina and Spa" St. Martin NA
Cover Art -St Thomas This Week
Cover - Community Newspaper- South Miami
Cover Artwork - ST. Thomas This Week Magazine Feb 2012 Issue
Artist In Residence RCCL -
2011 Yellow Kiosk becomes Santas House
Award Ceremony for the Mosaic Mural work in Coconut Grove, Fl
Tea For The Horses
Coconut Grove Childrens Mosaic Mural - Unveiling Ceremony
LET ME FIND THE SEA
Cover 2011 The Real Yellow Pages
Coconut Grove Children's Mosaic - US Post office 33133
Commissioned Original Wall Mural for Aruj Salon and Spa - Coconut Grove Florida
"Poster Artist" - "2011Delray Affair" - Delray Beach Florida
Rainbow Reef Jigsaw Puzzle
Wasabi Kiosk gets its Sign
Artist in Residence Coconut Grove, Florida
Periwinkle Information Kiosk gets it sign
2010 TV Show - Burn Notice
Cover Artist: Miami Maps Coconut Grove
Artist in Residence – STATENDAM Holland America Cruise Ship
Artist in Residence-"Zandaam"Holland America July 30-August 13th
Commissioned to paint Coconut Grove Information Booth
Coconut Grove Peacocks Sculptures Home
Queen of Coconut Grove installed 6-18-10
Majestic Peacock - Milams is the sponsor
Peacock Party Launch Party Photos
Peacock Launch Party is at end of the month
Coconut Grove Playhouse on the Peacock
Coconut Grove Peacock Tour Begins
M and M Studios Featured Artist Interview
Magazine Cover and article -2010 Delray Affair News Paper
Landfill Art - Painted metal hubcap
2010 Gifford Lane Art Stroll
Festival of the Arts- Deerfield Beach, FL
Featured Fine Artist - Dream Publishing, Creative Beat Magazine
Mahogany Roatan, Honduras - Artwork for New Carnival Cruise Lines Terminal
2009 1st Place Award - "South Miami Art Festival" - South Miami, Fl
Cover Artwork - The Real Yellow Pages - Delray Beach
Cover Artwork - Island Party - Steel Drum Cd
Cover Artwork - 'Our Town Magazine' - Local Community Living Resource Guide
2009 Poster Artist: The Delray Affair
First Stop in the Grove
29th Annual Festival of the Arts - Deerfield Beach, FL
2008 Hand Painted Textile Designs
Pollo Tropical Restaurants - Art Decor
Burn Notice - Cocowalk, Coconut Grove, FL
CD Cover and Cd Cover Design - Gateway to Inner Peace
Marley and Me Film - Underwater Majesty featured in the film
Pollo Tropical - Sunrise, Florida
Pollo Tropical - Coral Springs, Florida
Pollo Tropical- Clermont, Florida
Gifford Lane Art Stroll - Coconut Grove the way it used to be….
ART Exhibition - Windisch-Hunt Gallery, Coconut Grove,FL
First Stop in The Grove - Coconut Grove
9th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Festival
Best of Show Art Award - "Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts"
Pollo Tropical - W. Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale Fl.
Cover Artist - Casselberry Rotary Club Calendar
2007 Pollo Tropical, Weston - FL.
Pollo Tropical Art Decor
Pollo Tropical - Miami, Florida
Pollo Tropical- Miami, Florida
Madhatters Art Festival
Casselberry Rotary Club, Casselberry Florida
Pollo Tropical - Miami, Florida
Poster Artist - "Art in the Park", South Florida
Pollo Tropical - Pembroke Pines, Florida
The Miami Herald, “”A Caribbean Love Affair”
Newspaper Article: The Miami Herald "A Caribbean Love Affair"
Pollo Tropical - Orlando, Florida
Pollo Tropical - Coconut Grove, Florida
Pollo Tropical - Davie, Florida
Pollo Tropical - Tampa, Florida
Pollo Tropical - Oviedo, Florida
The 35th Annual South Miami Art Festival
Poster Artist: "Sunfest Music and Art Festiva" l, West Palm Bch, FL
Calendar Artist - Casselberry, Rotary Cultural Calendar Month of April 2007
Pollo Tropical - Golden Gate, Naples Florida
Pollo Tropical - Clifton, New Jersey
Palm Beach Home Show, Palm Beach, FL.
Cover Artist - "American Journal of Public Health"
Award of Distinction: - Watercolors
2006 Pollo Tropical - SymsTampa, Florida
Second Place Award - Watercolors
Cover Artist: “Our Town Magazine"
iTunes
Coastal Conservation Association -Artist of the Year
2005 Commission: MD Anderson Cancer Center Lobby Artwork
Cover-Natural Awakenings Magazine - Palm Beach Edition
Collectors Award: 2005 South Miami Arts Festival - watercolors category
Poster Artist: Meet Me Downtown Art Festival
First Place: Watercolors
2004 Collectors Award: 1994 South Miami Arts Festival, South Miami, Florida
Poster Artist -Commissioned to create 4 oil paintings of “XCARET -Qunitanaroo Mexico
Cover Artist: Palm Beach Wholesale Growers AssociationProducts and Services Magazine
2003 Movie: “Out of Time"
Cover Artist - Palm Beach Wholesale Growers AssociationProducts and Services Magazine
2002 TV Show -SIX FEET UNDER
2001 Magazine Article: Art Affairs, Toronto, Canada. Magazine
Cover Artist: Natural Awakenings Magazine / FL, CO, LA chapters
Magazine Cover Art: South Eastern Framer, GAX
2000 Sun-Sentinel Community News Group - Interview
Guavaberry Emporium - Historical Philipsburg Sint. Martin, N.A. Landmark
1998 Second Place:Watercolors, Banyan Arts Festival Coconut Grove, FL
Poster Artist: Banyan Festival 125th anniversay of Coconut Grove, FL
TV Show: "The Love Boat"
1997 Cover Artist: Pelican Press - Floribbean Home OCT 1997
TV Show : “Head over Heels"
Merit Award: SunFest Music & Art Festival W. Palm Bch, FL
Poster Artist: SunFest Music & Art Festival W. Palm Bch, FL
1996 Second Place: Watercolors, Festival of the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Article: Art Trends-Featured Image and Story, Malapan NJ
1995 Poster Artist: South Miami Arts Festival, S.Miami FL.
Cover Artist: Caribbean Islands Magazine, England
1994 Commissioned Paintings - University of Miami School of Business
Poster Artist - 1994 Sunfest Music and Art Festival
Cover Artist - Home Magazine
Collectors Award: Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove,FL
TV Show- “Murder She Wrote
Cover Artist: The Bahamas Islander Magazine, Nassau Bahamas
Cover Artist: Home Magazine, May 1994 Issue
1992 One Woman Show - Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Featured Artist - Home and Garden Magazine
Cover Artist:Key Biscayne Magazine, Key Biscayne, FL
Collectors Award: Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove,FL
Poster Signed and Numbered - 1992 Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines "Majesty of the Seas"
1991 Commission Oil Painting - Health Central - Occoee Florida
Cover Artist- Coconut Grove Visitors Map
Hot Lines: Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine Cover
Cover Artist: Coconut Grove Map, Coconut Grove, FL.
Cover Artist: Coconut Grove Magazine, Coconut Grove, FL
Collectors: Award Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL
Cover Artwork -1991 Coconut Grove Visitors Map
1990 Exhibition- One woman show - 1990 Mango Tango, St. Thomas USVI
1989 Cover Artist: Orlando Home Magazine, Orlando, FL.
1988 Poster Artist: 1988 Banyan Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL.
Poster and Cover Artist - Crealde Art School, Orlando Florida
TV Show: “Chicago Hope", Featured shots of several prints.
Poster Artist - Lowe Art Museum, Beaux Arts Festival, Miami, Fl.
West Indian Tavern Menu Cover - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
1987 Miami News- 1987 Lifestyle Travel Article
Poster Artist: Dockside Market - Published by Nassau Glass, Nassau
Purchase Award : Festival of the Masters, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
1986 Commissioned paintings - Gestalt House, Tortola B.V.I.
1985 Poster Artist: Goombay Festival Miami-Bahamas, Miami FL
Commissioned paintings for Caneel Bay Hotel, St. Johns V.I.
Cupecoy Hotel, St Maarteen N.A.
Commissioned paintings of West Indian Tavern Restaurant, St. Maarteen N.A
Third Place: Banyan Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL
1984 Commissioned Paintings - 1984 Peter Island Resort BVI
Merit Award: Lakeshore Art Association, Ashland Wisconsin
1983 First Place: 100TH Anniversary Art Contest, Coconut Grove, FL
1982 Commissioned mural for Real Goods Trading Company- 8ft x 40f mural
One Woman Gallery Show - Coconut Grove, FL
1981 Couples Resort - Jamaica
1980 Watercolors in "Prelude to a Kiss" film
Margarita Restaurant, Montego Bay Jamaica
1979 Plantation Inn Resort, Ocho Rios
Book - The Message of the White Unicorn
Club Caribbean - St Anns Bay, Jamaica West Indies
Prize Award: 1979 Beaux Arts Festival, Miami, FL
1977 Art Festival - 1977 Key West Florida
1974 First Place: 1974 Key West Art Festival, Key West FL
1973 Martello Towers Art Award Exhibition
Commission work - Street Scenes Key West Architecture
Second Place: Key West Art Festival, Key West FL
1972 Hawaiian Tropic - Sun tan lotion advertisement
First Place: 1972 Key West Art Festival Key West FL
1965 First Place: New York City Art Festival, Manhattan N.Y.