Postcards from the Promised Land:
At the end of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth century scores of tourist visited natural sites in Florida to enjoy the springs, the ocean, and the healthful climate. Sending postcards back home to the frozen relatives of surrealistic landscapes with heightened color or fantastic images became a tradition. These postcards inspired more tourists and then hoards of people moving to the Sunshine State, clearing the paradise and draining the wetlands. Over the years I have used this idea as a point of departure for works that depict natural Florida landscapes, usually presented in postcard format, that memorialize the images of Old Florida.
Palm at Cedar Point oil/canvas, 46" x 32"
Waterlilies at Lemon Bluff oil/canvas, 22" x 30"
Fairchild Lagoon oil/canvas, 60" x 40"
Fern spring oil/canvas, 60" x 40"
Bent Trees at Little Talbot oil/canvas, 40" x 60"
Kanapaha Gardens oil/canvas, 84" x 60"
Old Mandarin oil/canvas, 84" x 60"
Cross Creek oil/canvas, 84" x 60"
Florida Estuary oil/canvas, 80" x 160"