Oil Paintings; Florida Landscapes

North Florida has been my home for most of my life and my images depict the land, trees and wildlife. I believe there are many layers to the perception of reality and that art reveals deeper layers than most people perceive. My art digs down to soulful, spiritual or mythical dimensions of places and beings. I want others to see and love the ethereal and Eden-like beauty of the world around us.

People read all visual form and project their feelings and experiences onto what they see. I deliberately infuse my images with connections and relationships. Gnarled forms reveal a triumphant history of struggle against the elements. Communities of individuals coexist in harmony and support each others survival. I want to inspire people to identify with and cherish life through meaningful imagery.

Charles Springs
Wood Sprites at Rainbow Springs
Spring Siren
Hart Springs
Dragon Tree
Silent Witness
Mother of the Glades
Anchored to the Rock
River Goddess
Pine and Persimmon
Little Blue Spring
Custard Apples
Living Bones
Oak Life
Rum Island
Spring Run
Summer at Poe
Corkscrew Giants
Long Leaf Pine at Goldhead
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Charles Springs

Charles Springs

Oil on Canvas. This spring is on the Suwannee River near Dowling Park. I spent a lot of time here as a youth because it was only a few minutes away from my parent's farm.

18"H x 14"W x 1"D

395.00

Wood Sprites at Rainbow Springs

Wood Sprites at Rainbow Springs

A tree had fallen in the water and the branches reminded me of fairy-like shapes. I slightly anthropomorphised the branches to exaggerate this quality.

16"H x 20"W x 1"D

575.00

Spring Siren

Spring Siren

This tree hangs over the water at Devil's Eye Spring on the Ichtucknee River. It reminds me of some Medusa-like goddess protecting her spring. It is oil on a gallery wrap canvas.

16"H x 20"W x 2"D

550.00

Hart Springs

Hart Springs

I Painted this Plein Air on a hot July day. Needless to say I kept jumping in the water as needed.

30"H x 15"W x 1"D

675.00

Dragon Tree

Dragon Tree

This is one of my more surreal pieces inspired by a tree on the Ichetucknee.

15"H x 30"W x 1"D

$795

Silent Witness

Silent Witness

I was inspired to paint this image after Levy County decided to allow a limerock company to destroy 4000 acres of pristine swamp.

20"H x 16"W x 1"D

$650

Mother of the Glades

Mother of the Glades

Inspired by a stand of dwarf cypress behind Clyde Butcher's gallery on 41. A Miccosukee man said "she can't breath and purify the water because her pores are plugged with chemicals and waste from cane farms"

24"H x 36"W x 1"D

$3500 framed

Anchored to the Rock

Anchored to the Rock

Oil on canvas of one of my favorite trees on the Suwannee by Charles Springs

18"H x 24"W x 1"D

$495 unframed

River Goddess

River Goddess

A lovely tree at Suwannee River State Park; oil on canvas

15"H x 24"W x 1"D

$395 unframed

Pine and Persimmon

Pine and Persimmon

This is done from my memories of the farm in Suwannee County and is an original oil on canvas

24"H x 36"W x 1"D

$4500.00

Little Blue Spring

Little Blue Spring

Plein Air oil on canvas

16"H x 12"W x 1"D

$350.00 ; framed

Custard Apples

Custard Apples

An everglades piece inspired by Anhinga trail and all the nesting birds there. Oil on gallery wrap canvas

36"H x 48"W x 2"D

$6500 original painting

Living Bones

Living Bones

Gallery wrap oil on canvas of Everglades dream.

36"H x 24"W x 2"D

$3500 original

Oak Life

Oak Life

Pastel of great oak in the Ocala National Forest

12"H x 15"W

$150 unframed; $300 framed

Rum Island

Rum Island

Pastel of Rum Island Spring on the Santa Fe River

14"H x 12"W

$150 unframed; $300 framed

Spring Run

Spring Run

Small oil on canvas of Jonathan Springs run.

10"H x 8"W x 1"D

$195

Summer at Poe

Summer at Poe

Plein Air oil on canvas of Poe Spring where the run meets the Santa Fe River.

16"H x 20"W x 1"D

$400 framed

Corkscrew Giants

Corkscrew Giants

Corkscrew trees through the lens of my imagination.

60"H x 40"W x 1"D

$6500

Long Leaf Pine at Goldhead

Long Leaf Pine at Goldhead

Plein Air painting of long leafs. Framed in pine frame.

18"H x 24"W x 1"D

$495