Majestic Lighthouse Art
Majestic Lighthouse Art

Collect colorful lighthouse prints

 
Celebrate the majesty and wonder of lighthouses. My lighthouse painting exude beauty, wonder and peace. 
 
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 reading, 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. 
 

Lighthouses as Inspiration
 

 

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

Before Women Could Vote Exhibit ends in June

 

Before women could vote they were light keepers. " While women were shut out of most professions in the 19th century. They were permitted to be lightkeepers." There were no gender wage gaps. A woman was once the highest paid lightkeeper. 

 

Separate pay for women was not an issue because they were few in number. They filled five percent of positions. Neighbors and towns often advocated for the appointment female of light keepers.

 

Harriet Colfax the light house keeper at Michigan City Light, Indiana was said to have gotten her position through political influence. She served as a dedicated light keeper for 43 years before retiring at the age of 80 years. 

 

Lighthouse keeping was a family affair. Wives, daughters and sons sometimes fulfilled the duties of a light keeper without pay. Often the Lighthouse Board would eliminate one position and moved a family out to join of the remaining keeper. 

 

Wives and daughters filled in when the light keeper was absent or died. After they death of a spouse, female light keepers sometimes became light keepers because of economic necessity. “They worked long hours, raising families while also attending the light and cleaning both their home and lighthouse equipment.”

 

To see my lighthouse exhibit, “Before Women Could Vote,” visit the Town of Orange Park, Florida located at 2042 Park Avenue, Orange Park, Florida. It is open, Monday-Friday; 8am-5pm thru March- May. For free a tour of the exhibit, call 954-281-2894

 

Women Who Kept the Lights by Mary Louise Clifford and J. Candace Clifford. Women’s Work: Female Lighthouse Keepers by Virginia Neal Thomas. 

 

Save a Wildlife Refuge and St. Marks Lighthouse, too!

 
Join me in Paint the Parks effort to conserve nature for the enjoyment and benefit of present and future generations. 
 
When you buy lighthouse art on my Paint the Parks page 10% of your purchase is donated to the Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge. The friends group is a 501 (c) non profit corporation. All (100%) of your contributions go to support Refuge programs, projects and St. Marks Lighthouse. 
 
St. Marks Lighthouse is the second oldest lighthouse surviving in Florida. The keeper's house is attached to the 88 foot tower constructed in 1831. It is on the National Register of Historic Sites. Recently restored to its former glory, St. Marks Lighthouse reopened to the public in September 2018 and in October a relighting ceremony was held on its 88th birthday. Your donations help continue the preservation efforts at St. Marks Lighthouse. 
 
 
 

Southern Lighthouses 

Southern hospitality and pristine shorelines beckon you to these historic lighthouses. 

 

 

European Lighthouses

From upside down lighthouses to the Fresnel lens, Europe has lead the way in lighthouse innovation. 

 

Great Lakes Lighthouses

There are more lighthouses located on the Great Lakes than any where else in the US.

 

 

Florida Lighthouses

Escape to the Sunshine State with tropical palms, serene beaches and iconic lighthouses.

New York Lighthouses

Discover lighthouses that solidified the Empire State as a world economic power.

New England Lighthouses

Explore the New England coast where lighthouses were first built in the United States.