Julia Gilmore is from a small New Hampshire town but now lives and paints in Montreal. Her paintings are bold and colorful. Her subjects are often commonplace, but the effects are captivating.
A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida (Naples) and southwest Connecticut (Ridgefield) and New England and other places he goes.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Naples National Art Show II
Monday, February 27, 2023
Naples National Art Show I
Naples Art Institute sponsors a good juried outdoor art show.
Jeribai is from Nigeria. He creates remarkable hyper-realistic drawings that look like photographs.
Kimberly Willcox creates fascinating female figures, primarily as sculptures.
Allen Levy's studio is in Virginia. His paintings are large squares painted with complexity but looking simple and spare from a distance.
Sunday, February 26, 2023
Here are some from last week.
Saturday, February 25, 2023
A colorful ceramic mural by Roberto Burle Marx anchors one edge of the Naples Botanical Garden.
The mural offers a focal point drawing visitors in as they enter the garden.
Friday, February 24, 2023
The Garden of Hope and Courage
A small park is adjacent to Naples Community Hospital's Downtown Campus. When a well was accidentally discovered in the 1980s during a construction project, a hospital trustee persuaded NCH not to fill it in, but instead keep it as a place of respite.
The Garden of Hope and Courage gives cancer patients, their families and other loved ones a quiet place to sit in a calm environment, rest and reflect.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
At the Bank
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Happy birthday, George Washington.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Nick's newest book is "On the Knife: A History of Sugar in Florida." His premise is that political influence supports the sugar industry so that in the U.S.A. we pay far more for sugar than other countries.
Monday, February 20, 2023
Sunday, February 19, 2023
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Friday, February 17, 2023
Chocolates - Fudge - Ice Cream
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Its campus in Naples is manicured within an inch of its life.
When orthopedic surgeons come from around the globe for training, they stay in Arthrex's luxurious hotel.
I attended an informational session for the community and took a tour. One wall is lined with many of the patents issued to Arthrex.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
An Asia Fest was held at the Mercato last Saturday.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
The Blessing of the Dolphins
Monday, February 13, 2023
Uncle Julio's Mexican
Sunday, February 12, 2023
Abraham Lincoln was immensely important to this country.
I like to post something relating to Lincoln on his birthday.
Saturday, February 11, 2023
I drove around Immokalee, a farm community an hour east of Naples.
I had never before visited the simple Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch.