Artist Biography

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 Portland, Maine.
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.

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