Florida’s natural beauty turned Kathy Stark into an explorer when she was still just a kid, particularly where water was involved. Oceans, rivers and lakes were magnets for the Jacksonville native. When Stark began finding her way as an artist, she also felt the pull of nature. The paths and trails that led her to water, often densely lined with trees and other colorful plants, inspired her as well.
Population-wise, Jacksonville has long been a growing city in an ever-growing state. The most recent U.S. Census Bureau numbers estimated more than 13,000 people moved here between 2014 and 2015. No updates have been announced, but based on how long we are waiting in traffic these days, we're pretty sure the city continues to attract new residents.