|Mary Rose paints en plein air|
On a bright sandy beach a curving path leads through sea grapes in blossom to the porch of this
1950's cottage. Blue grass music is softly playing and a warm southern welcome awaits. We have arrived at the home of a sixth generation Floridian, Mary Rose Holmes, a professional artist. This 1,200 square foot cottage she shares with her husband Dwight Holmes, an architect.
|Mary Rose paints quickly to capture the ever changing light|
The decor echoes the colours of the Gulf of Mexico's ever changing water.
|Sunset over Indian Rocks Beach - perhaps a green flash tonight|
|Friends enjoy sunset cocktail as the sun sets.|
|Mary Rose, a fashion desinger/intereior designer and artist|
|Indian Rocks Beach|
|Boats at Rest: Original Oil by Mary Rose|
|Mary Rose painting on beach trail at Indian Rocks Beach|
The award winning artists have been recognized and awarded by Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, a first for artists, the award usually reserved for architects and designers. Their paintings have graced the Florence Biennale and a lifetime invitation to exhibit has been extended. Their plein air painting has taken them to Italy, Ireland and throughout the USA. For Information on exhibitions e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org