In the Studio

Spirit to Endure
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Spirit to Endure

12”x24” Oil SOLD

Family members often had only themselves to rely on when they arrived on Ellis Island if they had no friends or relatives already in America. Here I attempt to show the courage, strength, and spirit that two sisters have as they begin a new life in the United States.

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The Hidden Lamp
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The Hidden Lamp

11”x14” Oil

Plein air painting in Seville Park, Pensacola, FL

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April Violets
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April Violets

April Violets 16”x20” oil SOLD

A young and weary Welsh immigrant finds comfort and pleasure and reassurance in finding spring violets on Ellis Island.

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Irish Rose
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Irish Rose

An Irish Rose 16”x20” oil SOLD

Many immigrants from Europe had never seen tropical fruit until they arrived at Ellis Island where they were given fruit when it was in season. Ice cream and donuts were also handed out to extend a warm welcome. This young Irish girl has found a quiet place to sit as she peels her first orange.

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Park Lamp, Seville
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Park Lamp, Seville

11”x14” Oil

Plein air painting in Seville Park, Pensacola

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A New Life
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A New Life

A New Life 16”x12” SOLD

Winter can be a bleak time but for this mother and daughter a new life as an American is their future. She left everything she owned and loved for the hope of giving her daughter a life of promise.

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Awaiting Her Call
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Awaiting Her Call

Awaiting Her Call Oil 16” x 20” SOLD

Once an immigrant arrived at Ellis Island they had to go through the long processing lines to determine if they met the criteria of entering the United States. This girl is in the main hall of the Administration Building on Ellis Island and is waiting to hear her name called to find whether she has been accepted.

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Daydreamer, study
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Daydreamer, study

This fellow dropped-in during a photo-shoot for an Ellis Island painting after a long day of driving, so we added suspenders and a cap and he did the rest: Daydreamer. Perfect. NFS

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Eli (head study)
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Eli (head study)

Eli is the niece of an artist friend of mine. She is one of the most delightful youngsters I’ve ever met. A smile, sparkle to her eye, and curly red hair; perfect.

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General Sherman Tree
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General Sherman Tree

11”x14” Oil

Plein air painting in Seville Park, Pensacola

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Arrived Safely
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Arrived Safely

Arrived Safely “16×20” oil SOLD

When immigrants arrived on Ellis Island they were provided paper and stamp to let their family in the “old country” know that they had arrived safely in America.

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Awake, My Heart, and See a Fair Land
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Awake, My Heart, and See a Fair Land

Awake, My Heart, and See a Fair Land 16”x20” oil SOLD

A tired young boy falls asleep on his family’s luggage, yet he clutches the flag of his new country. When he awakes he and his family will go to the ferry that will take them to the port in New York City.

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Driveway Artists
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Driveway Artists

Driveway Artists 24”x30” oil

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Her Devotion
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Her Devotion

Her Devotion 20”x30” oil

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Isle of Hope
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Isle of Hope

Isle of Hope 16”x20” oil SOLD

A tired but hopeful new immigrant.

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Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
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Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada 24”x36” oil SOLD

Lake Louise is absolutely an awe inspiring sight.

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Miss Sarah
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Miss Sarah

8”x10” Oil $720

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Of Hope and Faith
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Of Hope and Faith

Of Hope and Faith 24”x36” oil

These two were strangers from different countries just minutes before finding a quiet place to sit and enjoy the oranges given to them on Ellis Island. Many Europeans had never seen oranges or bananas before coming to America. One looks with anticipation and hope to her future and the other is secure that she faithfully will have a promising future.

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Ozark Monday
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Ozark Monday

Ozark Monday 24”x36” oil

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