Sunday, September 30, 2012

Love is an Ocean

They visit Indian Rocks Beach annually.   Each year their love for this beautiful seaside town grows more and more.   Their historic house in Europe has just welcomed  a collection of painting by the Plein Aire Cottage Artists.  The subject are primarily beach scenes.   They asked that their purchases be kept confidential, which we respect.

This is the type of art that appealled to them and a trip tych has left our Florida shores.

She wants to feel the sunshine of Florida on cold, frosty winter mornings in Europe

This painting of Barrier Island cottages is by Mary Rose Holmes will make them count the days till they return to the island

This painting:  Your boat awaits, by Violetta Chandler, would compliment the wistaria which will bloom in spring time

This painting:  "She lived in a rich man's garden"  by Helen Tilston

A letter of thanks arrives and stated that they have placed some of our paintings in the hallway of their home and a night light glows.  He said he stops and visits them before retiring.

Orla Fallon sings Isle of Innisfree


  1. Helen-
    I understand why they found these paintings irresistible! I lveo every single one. You and your group are just SO talented.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Tuesday.

  2. Hello Teresa

    Many thanks for your kindness and compliments.

    We love painting and are fortunate to have so much fun in what we do.

    Wishing you a week of joy

    Helen xx

  3. Hello Helen,

    I am fascinated by your comment on the El Camino Trail, I would love to know more about your friends book.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Elizabeth

  4. Those paintings are so beautiful, such great colours and a wonderful sense of movement.

  5. What beautiful paintings and How nice to enjoy art before you retire. Much better than counting sheep I think :)

  6. Lovely paintings Helen, do you show further south of Indian Rocks in say Sarasota or Naples?

  7. Helen this gives me so much pleasure! I love any art of the sea and gardens.

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