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Original Acrylic Paintings

My original paintings are done with the highest quality Acrylic Paint on water resistant canvas stretched on wooden stretcher bars in the traditional manner. The final finish on each painting is done with clear Acrylic Matte Medium to avoid glare from reflections as well as protect it from the environment and giving the ability to easily clean the surface of the painting. The pigments in the paint used are very resistant to fading from UV exposure.

There is no set price for the handling and shipping of the original paintings because of different weights, sizes and distances from their destination. Shipping costs for the originals will be determined at time of completion of the painting. I don’t charge anything for packaging and you only pay what the preferred shipper charges for your preferred speed of shipment and level of insurance. We’ll communicate by e mail or phone.

Images for Sale

Cheryl and the Bully Girls at the Beach, 12x30 inches, Acrylic on Canvas, $1800, (framed).

Also available as a framed Giclee Print on canvas, image size 12x30 inches, $250 (framed).

I took the photo I worked from while sliding along in the water with the tide driven current at about the same speed as Cheryl and the dogs were walking. This is one of our favorite beaches and although there were homes in the background in the photo, most of the island is state land, unoccupied and with no bridge to this island it’s the best local beach for us. It’s about a half hour skiff ride away in the flats boat at an easy pace.

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Sea Star in Andros Island Waters, 24x30 inches, Acrylic on canvas, $3500, (framed).

Also available as a framed Giclee Print on canvas, image size 12x16 inches, $150 (framed).

Racing the Smacks originally used for fishing is part of the Bahamas’ traditional heritage. I handled the mainsheet on Sea Star in a few races and got the nickname “Mainsheet Johnny”.

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Anhinga, 24x30 inches, Acrylic on Canvas, $2500, (framed).

Also available as a Giclee on canvas, image size 12x16 inches, $150 (framed).

This Anhinga dries it’s wings in the sun while perched on my bowsprit as the boat waits for me to take her out.

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Parrot in the Palms, 24x30 inches, Acrylic on Canvas, 2500, (framed).

Also available as a Giclee on canvas, image size 12x16 inches, $150 (framed).

The sand is made partly of ground up pink shells and its contrast with the brilliant turquoise water is astonishing while enjoying the solitude of a beach with no footprints on it.

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The Modern Mayan, 36x36 inches, Open edition print on heavy stock, $5000, (unframed).

The ladies of Lake Atilan are mystified by my surfing buddy David, his electronic instrument always gets the monkey excited. He never could get the monkey to play it or even touch it though. David spends about half his life in Mexico with the other part near the water in either California or the Bahamas.

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Mayan at the Interface, 12x22 inches, Acrylic on Canvas, $1200, (framed).

Also available as a Giclee on canvas, image size 12x22 inches, $200 (framed).

I learned a lot about sailing while with Robbie Smith aboard the "Mayan" David Crosby's wooden ship. Robbie told me once that sailing is playing the interface between two worlds.

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Gun Cay Light, 24x30 inches, Acrylic on Canvas, $1800, framed).

Also available as a Giclee on canvas, image size 12x16 inches, $150 (framed).

The Gun Cay Light sits on the edge of the Great Bahama Bank and is one of the safe spots to enter the banks for passages from Florida to the Berry Islands on the way to Great Abaco Island.

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Goin’ Home, Acrylic on Canvas, 24x36, $2500, (framed).

Also available as a Giclee print on Canvas, image size 8x12 inches, $125, (framed).

They’ve tied up and put away the old Herschoff sailboat and are heading home after a day on the water. They’re in Safety Harbor on Upper Captiva Island.

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The Crab Hunter, (Yellow Crowned Night Heron), Acrylic on Canvas, 24x30 inches, $2200, (framed).

Also available as a Giclee print on Canvas, image size 12x16 inches, $150, (framed).
I photographed this character while he was hunting Mangrove Crabs in the rocks along the canal front
in my back yard. He’s been back many times since then.

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White Cloud, Acrylic on Canvas, 16x20 inches, $800, (framed).

Also available as a Giclee on canvas, 12x16 inches image size, $150, (framed).

The Gulf of Mexico with no wind to sail, felt like I was motoring through the doldrums with that single white cloud in the distance.

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Rocky’s Boat, Acrylic on Canvas, 8x22 inches, $800. (framed).

Also available as a Giclee on canvas, 8x22 inches image size, $150, (framed).

That’s Rocky aboard Osprey tucked away in a corner of Little Harbour at the very south end of the Sea of Abaco, as seen from where I was anchored.

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Catana 40, Acrylic on Canvas, 24x30 inches, $1800, (framed).

Also available as a Giclee on canvas, 12x16 inches image size, $150, (framed).

Australian designer, built in France, those guys seldom reef their
sails and only go out for a day sail if it’s really blowin’.

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Little Harbour, Acrylic on Canvas, 24x30 inches, $2000, (framed).

Also available as a framed Giclee Print on canvas, image size 12x16 inches, $150 (framed).

This is my view of Little Harbour from near my property there, looking off toward the Gallery and Pete’s Pub.
The Reddish Egret spreads out his wings and hunts in his shadow.

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In the Other World, Acrylic on Canvas, 12x16 inches, $750, (framed).

Also available as a framed Giclee Print on canvas, image size 12x16 inches, $150 (framed).

Life on the reef.

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New Wave 1, Acrylic on Canvas, 24x36 inches, $2100, (framed).

Also available as a framed Giclee Print on canvas, image size 12x16 inches, $150 (framed).

Sometimes the conditions are right for truly magnificent waves. I worked in the surfboard industry for
many years beginning in the mid 60’s, formative years.

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Palm 1, Acrylic on Canvas, 12x16 inches, $700, (framed).

Also available as a framed Giclee Print on canvas, image size 12x16 inches, $150 (framed).

I had a friend on the Coconut Board in Jamaica and planted about 65 of these that grew to be huge.

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Gun Cay Light Clouds on the way to the Great Abaco, Acrylic on Canvas, 12x16 inches, $850, (framed).

Also available as a framed Giclee Print on canvas, image size 12x16 inches, $150 (framed).

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Steve the Cat, Acrylic on Canvas, 24x30 inches, $2200, (framed).

Also available as a Giclee print on canvas, 12x16, $150, (framed).

That’s my friend RJ’s cat, Steve, he’s a Tiger in his dream, lying on an oriental carpet.

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No Destination, No Port of Call, Acrylic on Canvas, 24x30 inches, $2500, (framed).

Also available as a Giclee print on canvas, 12x16, $150, (framed).

No destination, no port of call, no place really, to go at all.
Lyrics from an old friend’s song. The Atlantic is a big place.

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Anhinga 1, Acrylic on Canvas, 12x16 inches, $700, (framed).

This was a study painting for a larger one
of which there is an available Giclee print, 12x16 inches, $150, (framed).

I don’t mind him drying his wings while perched on the bowsprit but he’s made quite a mess while sitting on the arm of the helmsman’s chair.

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Pete’s Pub, Acrylic on Canvas, 24x30 inches, $1500, (framed).

Also available as a Giclee print on canvas, 12x16, $150, (framed).

Pete’s Pub in Little Harbour, Abaco, Bare feet required, shirt optional.

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Woody, Acrylic on Canvas, 30x40 inches, $3000, framed).

Also available as a Giclee print on canvas, 12x16, $150, (framed).

That’s my 85 lb. Boxer Woody, fun loving pal that’s been at my side for the past 8 plus years He looks intimidating but no worries about him unless you’re another dog trying to get too close to my wife.

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Michael John, Acrylic on Canvas, 12x16 inches, $800, (framed).

Also available as a Giclee print on canvas, 12x16, $150, (framed).

Michael John belongs to Pete Johnston and his son Greg of Little Harbour, Abaco where the boat is seen in front of the Johnston Gallery and Pete’s Pub in this image

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Racing to Windward, Acrylic on Canvas, 24x30, $700, (framed).

Also available as a Giclee print on canvas, 12x16, $150, (framed).

Part of the Volvo Series these high tech monohulls go incredibly fast.

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At the Edge, Acrylic on Canvas, 24x30 inches, $10,000, (framed).

Also available as a Giclee print on canvas, 12x16, $150, (framed).

This image is a self-portrait of sorts. That’s my back yard where I lived with my wife and 2 girls in the mountains of southern California. The dogs are Doberman Pinchers with unaltered ears. Nemo and Sonja. They kept the coyotes at a distance.

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The following images have been sold and are no longer available as originals

Old Pine Island Sound

This is one of the old fish houses east of Captiva Pass in the Pine Island Sound. It sits on an oyster bar out in the middle of the sound and brings back memories of Pine Island’s not too distant past.

 

 

Dixie Fish Company

This was a local Fish House in Ft. Myers Beach, still exists today.

 

 

Balinese Shaman

My Professional Photographer friend RJ Jones took the picture I worked from. The little Shrine is on the edge of an ancient volcano that is about 8 miles across. The Shaman mystery, he appeared from nowhere and said in some ancient Indonesian tongue that he was the one, photograph me and not those stone workers working on the other Shrine in the background.

 

 

Bluenose

She was the pride of the Nova Scotia Fishing fleet and the fastest schooner of them all in the fleet races.

 

 

Caviar

This was a commissioned painting, she’s anchored in Little Harbour, a turtle preserve for Green Turtles.

 

 

Dolphin 1

I’ve been surrounded by dolphins when sailing out in the pacific and where I live now is sort of a nursery zone for them so we see them a lot here.

 

 

Dolphin Re-entry

Sometimes they come all the way out of the water jumping out of our boat wake.

 

 

Dreadnaught

Commissioned by a friend who had a chance to sail part of the way around the world during this lovely racer/cruiser’s circumnavigation of the planet.

 

 

Gator in Long Cut

Something else we have where I live, Gators, and they move around during mating season which is when I saw this one near my house.

 

Blue Gator

The light was magical the day I saw this Gator, it was down in the Fakahatchee Swamp in the dry season and the little pond was full of them, I stopped counting at 40.

 

 

Great Blue Heron

This guy hunts lizards in my yard, I’ve had him steal bait out of my bait bucket when my back was turned.

 

 

Grits

Built in Boca Grande, she was made to fish for Tarpon, but my friend Don who owned her and I took her to the Bahamas more than once.

 

 

Gun Cay Light

Gun Cay is on the western edge of the Great Bahama Bank and where I’ve gone on to the banks more than once on my way to Abaco and Little Harbour.

 

Hammerhead

Very impressive in the 14 to 18 foot range as this one was, I’ve seen many kinds of sharks while diving reefs off shore Abaco. The Bull Sharks and Tigers are the most concerning but the Hammerhead makes me pretty nervous too.

 

 

Helmsman’s Station

This is the helmsman’s station on Mayan, a classic Alden Schooner owned by David Crosby of Crosby, Stills & Nash. I had a chance to sail aboard her many times in the Florida Keys and in the Sea of Abaco.

 

 

Heron Head

This is a detail of a larger painting of a Yellow Crowned Night Heron that hunts crabs on my shoreline near the boats.

 

 

J Boat

These boats were so big, so expensive, so impressive.

 

 

Little Harbour

This is my “One Particular Harbour” famous in song by Jimmy Buffett.

 

 

Lonesome Dove

This is a Bahamian Smack, one of the smaller ones that used to be used for fishing. They race in a regatta that takes most of the islands boats to most of the other islands. We attended the All Island Regatta one year held on Andros Island.

 

 

Mayan at the Turtle Preserve

She was anchored in Little Harbour with no wind and you could see turtles all over the harbor.

 

 

Mother Ocean

This image was designed for the Margaritaville Store, classic schooner with the homecoming banner flying and the whales welcoming them home.

 

 

Old Punta Rassa

This was the scene at the base of the Sanibel Causeway many years ago. Mullet nets drying in the sun.

 

 

On Stilts

Imagine living with your boat parked under the house, this one is down by Marco Island somewhere.

 

 

On the Flats

Life on the flats in Pine Island Sound includes Tarpon.

 

 

Over the Waterfront

This was my wife’s first Real Estate office on Upper Captiva Island, It’s a great restaurant now.

 

 

Pavones

This is a surf break down in Costa Rica, pretty near Panama.

 

 

Reddish Egret

I caught this little guy all puffed out on my neighbor’s dock. I see all kinds of exotic bird life around here.

 

 

Secret Spot

All surfers dream of a hidden surf spot like this with no one out and perfect waves.

 

 

Sister Whisper

My Cross Designed Racer/Cruiser, launched over 30 years ago with many trips across the Gulf Stream behind her.

 

 

Stirrup Cay Light

Located on Great Stirrup Cay in the Berry Islands chain. I’ve anchored behind this lighthouse a couple times and found lobsters where my anchor went down one time there. We spent a week across the other side of the pass between there and Great Harbour Cay once while the wind blew in the 30’s.

 

 

Upper Captiva Lagoon

Just inside the Gulf of Mexico this little lagoon is a sanctuary for all kinds of wildlife activity, birds in particular.

 

 

Waiting by the Mangroves

That’s my boat waiting for me to take her out by the Mangroves at the edge of the canal in my back yard. I moved from a 20 acre parcel in the mountains of Southern California to a postage stamp with a canal leading to the Gulf of Mexico in my back yard.

 

 

Waiting by the Palms

Sister Whisper, waiting to go out sailing, impatiently if I read her right.

 

 

Lighthouse Bay

Brian and his family enjoyed this beach enough to have me paint it for them so they could more easily remember the good times they had there, a beautiful spot on Eleuthera Island, no footprints in the sand much of the time.

 

 

 
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