We are pleased to announce that the winner of our 2017 Poster contest is Lori Ann Tharp with her work titled "Begonias Take a Bow!".
Growing up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Lori Ann Tharp has always enjoyed nature in all its elements. She finds inspiration from the ocean and the local surf scene. Self taught Lori loves painting waves, landscapes, florals, and wildlife. Owls and big cats are favorites.
Lori worked for years in Capitola where most of her family resides. It is where her love for painting the lovely begonia flowers began, and will continue, as they will always hold a special place in her heart.
In 2005, Lori’s work “Capitola Begonia Fiesta” was chosen as the poster for the Capitola Begonia Festival.