Nilda Rosa Rodriguez, CDA - Tolebrush
Nilda has been painting since 1988. Ever since she can remember she enjoyed drawing faces and coloring books. A set of new crayons or an art set was her favorite gift.
She was introduced to Tole Painting by her friend Lori Smith when they were stationed in Columbus, Georgia. Lori asked Nilda if she could accompany her to take Tole Painting classes. Once Nilda saw what it was all about she was hooked. She even bought some books before taking the first class.
Nilda painted solely in acrylics for several years until she had the courage to try oils on her own. Aided by videotapes published by Jeanne Downing, Gretchen Cagle and Aileen Bratton she started learning this medium. Captivated by the elegance of oils she continued her studies with the help of Marian Jackson and Peggy Stogdill. Since then, she has been taking seminars in both oils and acrylics with excellent teachers such as Cheri Rol, Deanne Fortnam and Brenda Stewart.
Nilda passed her Certification in the still life category at the Tampa convention in 2005.
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Her biggest passion is painting people and faces. However, she also loves painting flowers, fruits and still life.
Nilda decided to open a studio in Coral Springs, Florida, with the name of Tolebrush, to offer quality painting classes.
Nilda lives in Florida with her husband Jordi, daughter Paula and son Sergio