Majestic Lighthouse Art
Majestic Lighthouse Art

Virtual Exhibit at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach Explores the Pandemic

I finished this painting of “Too Much Time to Think”of St. Joseph Point Lighthouse during Florida’s Stay at Home Order.

 

My painting "Too Much Time To Think" is a part of the Ponte Vedra Beaches' Spring Virtual Exhibit. I was inspired by a light keeper's musings about isolation. 
 

When I first visited lighthouses, I envied the solitary life of the lighthouse keeper. A peaceful shore away from the hustle and bustle of life. 

 

As we’ve all just learned, solitude has its ups and downs. One principal light keeper is quoted as saying, “ The trouble with life here is that we have too much time to think.”

 

Light keepers did not have any of our modern conveniences. I’ve often thought of technology as a distraction, but Covid19 has been turned that line of thinking upside down. 

 

Artists like myself tend to be introspective, but sometimes we can over think things. I’m trying to strike a balance and find a purpose in solitude. I’m reading more, meditating, and finding inspiration to create and write. St. Joseph Point is one the two lighthouses finished during quarantine.Ccpvb.org

 

Recapture your Favorite Lighthouse Memories 

 
Now is a great time to recapture your favorite lighthouse memories. Buy a lighthouse print.
 
Your memories will come alive with my majestic lighthouse prints. My lighthouse art exudes 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, New 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

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.