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Missing Danna - News from a Friend of Many

Danna Tartaglia painted table - top

Danna Tartaglia is a beautiful artist whom for years we could always see painting just inside the Carefree Buffalo in Jacksonville. Last year she moved, rather suddenly, to Ojai, California, bought a gallery and started a new life. I’m sure there are many who miss her…I sure do. But I had the occasion to speak with her the other day and later she sent me come photos of what’s she’s working on right now…

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Update from Artist Danna Tartaglia

Danna painting Koi

Jacksonville artist Danna Tartaglia was a high-profile artist…she painted right in the center of town for years, just inside the front door of the Carefree Buffalo. Suddenly, not too long ago, I realized I hadn’t seen her for quite some time and wondered how she was doing. I sent her an email and received a wonderful update filling me in on the changes she’s recently gone through. I’ll let Danna tell the story:

Danna Tartaglia and her Snow Leopard

I took a very serendipitous trip though the outlying areas away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. My daughter has been living in Thousand Oaks for almost 4 years and I had been making plans to move here to be closer to her, but the city didn’t intrique me. We went on a drive to some of the smaller towns, and when we came to Ojai

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