In Memory of...

Bertie E Porter
January 15, 1943 - May 31, 2022

Bertie Estelle Porter, 01/15/1943 - 05/31/2022. My beautiful wife of 54 1/2 years lost her battle with breast cancer. I will miss and love her forever.
She is survived by husband, William; son, George M. and daughter-in-law, Linda; grandson, Nicholas G.; brothers, Daniel Branham and Larry Branham; sisters, Vera and Theresa; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She worked for Delaware Air National Guard and the last several years as base commander secretary. She was an artist that loved to paint. She was a member of Society of Decorative Artists and Osceola Decorative Artists for many years.

Celebrating ODA’s Tenth Anniversary

Osceola Decorative Artists

Four of the eight founders of ODA – Miriam McCleese, Jill Terrell, Jean Zawicki, and Marsha Lamb. Missing are: Debbie Smith, Judi Arntz, Dawn Wurst, and the passing of Ann Card on 4-12-19


Welcome to the Osceola Decorative Artists website. We are a painting chapter, receiving our charter in 2009. Our meetings are held in the heart of Florida --the Kissimmee/St.Cloud area. We meet monthly with a short business meeting followed by a painting workshop. In addition to workshops, we strive to provide members and guests with two weekend seminars each year.

Our members are a mix of beginners, intermediates and those who seem to make their brushes effortlessly dance across a surface. Mediums of choice run the gamut — oils, colored pencil, acrylic, watercolor, silk painting and more.

We participate in community outreach, sharing with others through art and community service.

Our members offer a variety of backgrounds and a wealth of talent. We invite you to browse our website and encourage you to join us in our painting community in beautiful, sunny Florida!