Sarah Dees is a freelance professional artist, entrepreneur, writer, and educator based in St. Petersburg. Working in multiple media, Dees puts an emphasis on original acrylic painting, faux finishing and murals, illustration, and fine art printmaking. She is also experienced in theatre set production and prop design, professional framing, and arts instruction. Dees attended Eckerd College, and received her BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York, NY, 1982, majoring in illustration. She taught dance, painting and printmaking at Great Explorations summer camp and after-school programs, and currently works to expand her independent art studio and home-based business, Sarah Dees Art, accepting commissions for portraits, landscapes, and other projects. Her paintings and mixed media art have been featured in several group exhibitions, community events, and juried shows throughout the Tampa Bay area.