Take a trip into the heart of Florida along trails next to lakes and creeks. There is dense foliage along the edge of the water. The lake reflects the blue sky and palms. Patches of sand and reeds are dotted along the water's edge. This is "Old Florida", a vast ecosystem of marshes and lakes. This is the old Florida I remember as a child when my friends and I would "go exploring" in the woods. In this painting, Florida's wild beauty translates into color and light. 8 x 10" framed original oil.
McKean Gate, Entrance to Rollins College: Walk through the McKean Gate and enter the beautiful campus of Rollins College in Winter Park! Honoring Hugh McKean, former president of Rollins, the gate is a tribute to the man who also brought the Tiffany glass collection to Winter Park. As I studied the gate, I had an "Abbey Road" flashback! Knowing that Paul McCartney's stepson goes to Rollins, I decided the paint the gate with the crosswalk in mind. As a young artist, I knew Mr. McKean. As a young person, I played the Beatles' songs! When I finished the painting, I thought of how both men had influenced my life in music and in art. The McKean Gate invites all to use their creative talents to touch others! And that is what Mr. McKean would have wanted. 14"H x 11"W original oil. Price: $ 450.00