Theresia McInnis Destin Seafood Festival poster contest winner

Special to The Log
Theresia McInnis and her winning poster.

Theresia McInnis, from Niceville, has enjoyed crafts and oil painting for years, but picked up the medium of watercolor after retiring from a career in Okaloosa Public Schools.

"The medium of watercolor is preferred because of all the wonderfully luminescent colors that are displayed when allowed to blend on the paper," McInnis said. "I’m excited to express a story of world around me in vivid color using my perspective and having that memory on which to hold. The ideal audience for me is someone who gets involved in the story that is created in a piece and is then evoked to bring his/her own experiences to the subject. I like to think that I stir emotions with paint."

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