Little Saint Simons Island

April 27 - May 9, 2012

St. Simons Island Georgia

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.

Seaside Goldenrod

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
March 2012

Oil on canvas 36 x 58in. (147.32 x 91.44cm)
Collection of the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

Mosquito Creek

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
March 2012

Oil on canvas 36 x 54in. (137.16 x 91.44cm)
Private collection

Lizard’s Tail

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
April 2012

Oil on canvas 30 x 40in. (101.6 x 76.2cm)
Collection of the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

South End Clouds

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
April 2012

Oil on canvas 24 x 36in. (91.44 x 60.96cm)
Collection of the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

Backbone Forest

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
March 2012

Oil on canvas 28 x 24in. (60.96 x 71.12cm)
Collection of the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

Windmill

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
February 2012

Oil on canvas 23 x 28in. (71.12 x 58.42cm)
Collection of the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

Mosquito Creek Overcast

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
September 19, 2011

Oil on canvas 18 x 14in. (35.56 x 45.72cm)
Collection of the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

Maritime Forest on Remnant Dunes

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
July 20, 2011

Oil on canvas 14 x 18in. (45.72 x 35.56cm)
Collection of the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

Dune Study

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
September 18, 2011

Oil on paper 10 x 10in. (25.4 x 25.4cm)
Private collection

Gulf Croton at Dusk

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
September 18, 2011

Oil on paper 10 x 10in. (25.4 x 25.4cm)
Private collection

Muhly Grass

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
October 13, 2011

Oil on paper 10 x 10in. (25.4 x 25.4cm)
Private collection

Altamaha River Beach

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
July 20, 2011

Oil on paper 8 x 10in. (25.4 x 20.32cm)
Private collection

Marsh Colors

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
September 18, 2011

Oil on paper 8 x 10in. (25.4 x 20.32cm)
Private collection

Mosquito Creek Marsh

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
September 17, 2011

Oil on paper 8 x 10in. (25.4 x 20.32cm)
Private collection

Mosquito Creek Study, Summer

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
July 19, 2011

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5in. (19.05 x 15.24cm)
Private collection

Hampton River

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
February 19, 2012

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5in. (19.05 x 15.24cm)
Private collection

Back-dune Sunrise

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Jekyll Island, Georgia
March 6, 2012

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5in. (19.05 x 15.24cm)
Private collection

Back-dune Shadows

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Jekyll Island, Georgia
March 6, 2012

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5in. (19.05 x 15.24cm)
Artist's collection

Mosquito Creek Study, Fall

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
October 12, 2011

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5in. (19.05 x 15.24cm)
Private collection