In April 2011, I was invited to create a series of paintings of some of the outstanding natural environments of Little St. Simons Island. Over the past year, following the expert advice of the island’s staff, I crisscrossed the island to record with paint brush and camera some of the most amazing natural landscapes to be found on any barrier island along the Atlantic seaboard. First completed were the small paintings on paper, as well as the two smallest canvases. They are field paintings, executed quickly on site to capture ever-changing day-time conditions. The large paintings on canvas were painted later in the studio and are based on my photographs, field sketches, and knowledge of island ecology and history. It is my intent in these compositions to give a sense of stepping into the scene, thereby sharing with the viewer my passion for these natural environments and my desire to see more places like Little St. Simons Island preserved for the future.
April 27 - May 9, 2012
St. Simons Island, Georgia