The Beach Paths Series Returns to The Studio at Gulf and Pine for Early Summer, 2011
Summer at the top end of Anna Maria Island started with a festive celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the City Pier. For that occasion, Tommy Fagen, manager of The Studio at Gulf and Pine, invited me to exhibit my original Beach Paths collage series, which now numbers seven, since Beach Path IV sold.
The Beach Paths series was first presented at the Studio by gallery owner Rhea Chiles, former first lady of Florida, in January, 2010. Mrs. Chiles’s elegant gallery is surrounded by native island plantings, and sits just a block from the beach, making it a most appropriate setting in which to view these collages.
Shown with the collages were my more recent and realistic acrylic paintings of two of the island’s most popular beach paths: White Avenue and Bean Point. For information about viewing these pieces, including the Studio’s limited summer hours, please phone 941-778-1906.