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.
This is one of my more surreal pieces inspired by a tree on the Ichetucknee.
15"H x 30"W x 1"D
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
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, $395 Giclee on canvas, $150 matted giclee
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
A lovely tree at Suwannee River State Park; oil on canvas
15"H x 24"W x 1"D
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
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, $695 giclee on canvas, $160 matted giclee 18"x24"