"Purposeful and Playful" that's how my
art was characterized at the
"Voices of Lighthouses" Exhibit at the Lilac Preservation Project in Manhattan,
I promote the preservation of lighthouses in a playful manner through my art. Preserving and painting lighthouses is my passion.
My love of lighthouses has not only transformed the way I travel, but the way I live. When I am not traveling to a lighthouse, I am often
writing about or painting lighthouses.
I have painted lighthouses in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Massachusetts, New England, lNew York, the United Kingdom and
the Republic of Ireland. My favorite memories are of this lightship in London, which is
converted into a music studio and an abandoned lighthouse on the campus of New Orleans University.
To learn more about me, check out the article "Lighthouses as Inspiration" in the United States
Lighthouse Service Newsletter.
The War on Art
Art Censorship by a government is nothing new. The recent uproar over the National Archives censorship of 2017 Women’s March photo is a familiar page from history.
The painting, L’ Art Degenere d’phare (Lighthouse Degenerate Art) honors the contemporary artists who works were banned by the Nazis of World War II and displayed in the Degenerate Art Exhibit. The works of art were formerly exhibited in German Museums.
The painting, L’ Art Degenere d’phare of the Crooked River Lighthouse, is part of the juried “Cutting Edge” exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association. It is on display through February 2.
My lighthouse paintings are created through the lens of history and each lighthouse’s environment. The cubist rendition of the Crooked River Lighthouse challenges traditional perceptions of lighthouses.
River Lighthouse overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and is situated next to Camp Jordan Museum. Amphibious soldiers of World War II were trained
at Camp Jordan.
Discover unique art, handcrafted items and custom jewelry at the boutique shop which is located at the Jacksonville, Florida Airport. Over 60 local artists are showcased.
Pick up a copy of my coloring book, Splash and Color. Travel to the Miami Beach Art Deco through the eyes of a child. See historic gems and be guided to the sights on a skateboard.
Parents, educators and homeschoolers will find this coloring book a valuable resource and springboard for easily teaching kids about art history.