Happy Summer!

It’s the first day of summer. Time to pack up the family or friends and head to the beach, the mountains, the national parks or the amusement parks – anywhere to get away and have fun. Leave your cares behind, but please be safe in your travels and enjoy the summer. Image copyrighted. Reproduction and any use prohibited […]

The Struggle

Do any of your days feel like this? The eternal struggle of man vs. beast; man vs. nature; man vs. his own internal beast –  so wonderfully portrayed by the Czech-born American artist Albin Polasek  (1879-1965) – can be seen by Lake Osceola at The Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens (www.polasek.org) in Winter Park, Florida. Image copyrighted. […]

Tiffany Stained Glass

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art (www.morsemuseum.org) houses a fantastic collection of work by the master American stained glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848- 1933)  in the Winter Park, Florida site outside Orlando. This is a leaded-glass window panel display reminiscent of triptych altar panels with some smaller Tiffany decorative bowls shown below. […]

Fine Art in Orlando

In 2006 I was part of a press trip sponsored by the Peabody Hotel’s Orlando Peabody Alliance for the Arts and Culture (OPAAC),  which brought travel writers and photographers to  Orlando to discover all that is art in a city usually viewed as a venue for amusement parks. We didn’t go anywhere near those typical tourist spots, but instead basked […]

Florida Lake

“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau   Image copyright Martha Lochert. Reproduction, copying and file sharing is prohibited.