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"Bring on the Veggies"

by Jaye Boswell


“Bring on the Veggies” reminds me to slow down, eat healthy and be kind to all the nature that surrounds us including those that fly, swim, and migrate,” says Jaye Boswell. “It reminds me to make wise choices.”


Jaye Boswell is a 39-year Sanibel Island resident and graduate from the University of Miami with a BA in Art Education. For 22 years Jaye taught art in the Lee County School System, where she was named “2004 visual Arts Teacher of the Year.”

During the 1989-90 school year, Jaye combined art with environmental education and had her students draw ducks in a wildlife setting to be judged at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. From this class project, the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition emerged. Headquartered in Washington DC, the annual program currently has approximately 40,000 entries from states and the U.S. territories. Jaye believes in the strong connection between art and nature and that is evident in her pen and ink, watercolor, and acrylic paintings. She also designs greeting cards, illustrates books and creates many original hand-painted decorator items, which she donates to worthy causes.

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