Florence is an oil painter, and a California native currently living in Rancho Cordova, Ca (Sacramento area). She was born in Oceanside, on the coast near San Diego and raised in Vallejo, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She began painting in oils at age 7 and has had a lifelong fascination with portraiture, airplanes, nature, especially flowers. She paints original art in her studio as well as outdoors.
Florence also renders portrait drawings in graphite (as well as in oils) that have shown at the State Fair, and the Smud gallery, and on commission.
She has had two solo shows, and exhibited in fifteen juried group shows locally, and in an exhibition that covered thirteen western states, and also in an online International Animal show receiving a Special Recognition Award 2014 from Light Space and Time, and Art Takes Times Square show, as well as the prestigious California State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition three times receiving 3 Awards of Merit in 2015, 2014, and 2012, and various open group shows such as six times in the State Fair Plein Air Contests receiving a Special award from Utrecht in 2011.
Her art hangs in several private collections throughout California and the U.S.
Florence accepts commissions in a variety of subjects.