St. Augustine Plein Air Exhibit through May 28
The exhibit focused on the life and legacy of Henry Flagler.
Two of my paintings are in the Juried Art Exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association on 21 Marine Street. Over 50 artists participated in the Plein Air event , April 20-28. The Juried exhibit ends on May 28.
Flagler's life and accomplishments were part of the inspirations for: "Flagler, The Mortality" series. A millionaire developer and Co-founder of Standard Oil, Flagler suffered the loss of two daughters, a grandchild and a wife who died of tuberculosis.
My painting “You can't take it with you" is of the Memorial Presbyterian Church. Splashes of gold and color droplets allude to wealth and the brevity of life. Flagler built the Memorial Presbyterian Church in St Augustine to honor his daughter who died in childbirth. Flagler, his first wife, grandchild and daughter are entombed in the church building.
My colorful and festive painting “Eat, Drink and Be Merry” captures the essence of Flagler’s Alcazar Hotel. The hotel offered accommodations, dining and expansive recreational facilities. It had a casino, bowling alley, tennis courts, Turkish and Russian baths, Swedish massage services and one of the world’s largest indoor swimming pools.