Ms. Kessler was born in Boston and brought up in
Natick, a small suburb west of Boston. She attended high school in
Framingham, Mass and went to college at the University of New
Hampshire in Durham. After graduation, Ms. Kessler moved to
In Portland, Ms. Kessler became a social worker
for the State of Maine. She also became a tax preparer, an aerobics
instructor, and several other endeavors.
In 1985, Ms. Kessler married and moved to Palm
Bay, Florida. She was employed by a local crisis hotline for Brevard
County for 6 months. She then returned to preparing taxes and
substitute teaching. In 1988, she attended Graduate School for
Counseling. In 1989, Ms. Kessler transferred to Florida State
University in Tallahassee to work on her Masters in Social Work. She
completed her masters in April 1990. She was employed by a number
of social service agencies to include a hospital, hospice, an early
intervention center, and a local kidney center.
In 1998, Ms. Kessler left a very stressful
position and took watercolor lessons for the first time. She had
sketched most of her life, but this was her first attempt to learn
watercolor art in a structured setting. She entered her first art
show in November of 2000 and sold her first painting! Since that
time, she has pursued private instruction and multiple art workshops
to sharpen her watercolor skills.
Ms. Kessler became a psychotherapist in private
practice in 1999. She left this field in 2007 to pursue art
full-time, a life long dream. Currently, Ms. Kessler’s artwork is
being shown at Art & Antiques Studio in Eau Gallie. Ms. Kessler teaches watercolor
art at the Courtyard Studio.
Ms. Kessler continues to participate in local and
out-of-town art shows. She has been teaching watercolor since 2005.
She has won many awards for her watercolor art and feels she
continues to grow in her knowledge of watercolor. “I enjoy
teaching watercolor classes – it helps me grow as a professional
and an artist.”
Ms. Kessler was employed by Brevard Cultural
Alliance from August of 2007 until May of 2010. She taught school-aged children the wonderful world of watercolor.
In August 2010 Ms. Kessler returned to private practice part-time. Ms. Kessler continues to pursue her watercolor career.
Ms. Kessler may be reached by clicking here.