Road Trip

I have fond memories of road trips.

As a young family, we’d pack our camper with the bare necessities for life and, in the peak of our cold Canadian winter, head off for warmer weather in the south. Nothing was extravagant - hotdogs by the fire and fish and chips at road side stands were the norm. Some of my favourite times were spent in Fort De Soto Campground in Pinellas County, Florida. There, with the Gulf nearby, days would be spent building sandcastles. My sister fished with a stick, a string and a bit of bubble gum. She never caught a thing but it didn’t matter… we had oodles of time.

Evenings, we would skip dinner and head off to a local ice cream hut.

This series of paintings called “Road Trip” is reminiscent of those days when life seemed simpler and the days seemed longer. Each of the scenes is meant to evoke a sense of place. A line of laundry, a hammock or a pot of geraniums tells the story of staying put in one place for a little while; as though one might have the luxury of wasting time.

And, even though the life of a traveller is rather transient, once the Airstream or VW was parked, the awning pulled out or the tent staked, one had a home away from home; a sense of mobility without all the heavy weight of life and stuff can be quite appealing.

It’s my hope that these scenes bring to mind simpler times and perhaps even inspire them.

Airstream at Fort DeSoto Airstream at Fort DeSoto

Airstream at Fort DeSoto

36”x36” acrylic on canvas

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Sunset at Fort DeSoto Sunset at Fort DeSoto

Sunset at Fort DeSoto

36”x36” acrylic on canvas

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Dairy Queen on the Beach Dairy Queen on the Beach

Dairy Queen on the Beach

36”x36” acrylic on canvas

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Blue & White VW at Fort DeSoto Blue & White VW at Fort DeSoto

Blue & White VW at Fort DeSoto

36”x36” acrylic on canvas

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Twistee Treat on the Beach Twistee Treat on the Beach

Twistee Treat on the Beach

36”x36” acrylic on canvas

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Green VW at Fort DeSoto Green VW at Fort DeSoto

Green VW at Fort DeSoto

36”x36” acrylic on canvas

Original $1500
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Hanging Out to Dry Hanging Out to Dry

Hanging Out to Dry

36"x60" acrylic on canvas

Original $2500
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Cookin' in the Desert Cookin' in the Desert

Cookin' in the Desert

36"x60" acrylic on canvas

Original $2500
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Waiting on a Wave Waiting on a Wave

Waiting on a Wave

48"x60" acrylic on canvas

Original $3300
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Misty Morning Misty Morning

Misty Morning

36”x36” acrylic on canvas

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Dairy Queen on the Beach 2 Dairy Queen on the Beach 2

Dairy Queen on the Beach 2

36”x36” acrylic on canvas

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Rest Stop Rest Stop

Rest Stop

36”x36” acrylic on canvas

Original $1500
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Flowers are a Must Flowers are a Must

Flowers are a Must

36”x36” acrylic on canvas

Original $1500
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In the Woods In the Woods

In the Woods

36”x36” acrylic on canvas

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A Better Plan A Better Plan

A Better Plan

36”x36” acrylic on canvas

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Picnic Picnic

Picnic

36”x36” acrylic on canvas

Original $1500
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Moonrise Moonrise

Moonrise

36”x36” acrylic on canvas

Original $1500
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Boler on the Beach Boler on the Beach

Boler on the Beach

12"x12" acrylic on canvas

Original $225
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Hitting the Water at Fort DeSoto Hitting the Water at Fort DeSoto

Hitting the Water at Fort DeSoto

12"x12" acrylic on canvas

Original $225
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