First Place Award – Lighthouse Art Center Plein Air Festival 2018


Tropical Paradise  18×14  Oil on Linen

Honored to receive the First Place Award for this painting at the Lighthouse Art Center Plein Air Festival. Thank you to judge, Nancy Tankersley, and to all of the staff and Volunteers from the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Florida for a first class event.  The painting was completed at the Grassy Waters Preserve in West Palm Beach, FL during the festival.  While walking on the boardwalk which allows you to traverse the swampy waters there without worrying as much about the alligators and snakes, I was immediately struck by the rich color and tropical vegetation. Although it was a hike to get back to my car to come back with brushes and canvas I knew it would be well worth it.