Piece description from the artist
Andrea, my wife, and I vacationed in North Naples, FL in March of '09. PARADISE, the first painting of the trip, depicts a golf course near where we stayed. Instead of playing golf I practiced art. After the flight from frigid Newark, I needed to have a go at that palmetto. The profusion and variety of unfamiliar vegetation and the balmy climate make south Florida a delightful, exciting place to paint, especially for a winter-weary northerner.