Resilience is a solo artist exhibition of realism painter and contemporary sculptor Mara Sfara’s original fine art oil paintings and sparkling Lucite® sculptures. Thoughtfully curated by Emillions Art founder global art consultant Marlissa Gardner, the collection reflects the Farmington, CT artist’s powerful empathy for nature and the animal kingdom. Resilience displays more than two dozen oil paintings of animals, idyllic landscapes of mountains, glaciers and oceans (what Mara refers to as “heavenly scenes”) and crystal clear 12-inch Lucite® teddy bears. Ms. Sfara’s passionate personality, lifelong love of animals and wry sense of humor is reflected in her art — a platform she uses to teach people from an early age about the benefits of a healthy, symbiotic relationship with art, nature and animals. Ms. Sfara studied painting for more than 25 years with prominent American realism painter Burton Silverman, well-known for his 1970 artwork for Jethro Tull’s best-known and best-selling album, Aqualung. Her paintings and sculptures are regularly exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. The exhibition will be at the Emillions Art Showroom in Naples, FL from November 18 until December 8 (Tuesday through Saturday).