Sunday, June 5, 2016

Mind Blowing Red

Every year this time in Key West our Royal Poinciana trees are in full bloom with mind blowing red flowers.

If you haven't been to Key West when they are blooming, regrets. Late May/early June is the primo time to see them. Can't make it then? No worries, they continue to have flowers through the summer.  Take a look at these beautiful ancient trees/souls. Enjoy these photos and see how my painting class did their own fabulous renditions of them.

Key West Royal Poinciana Tree
photo ©Maggie Ruley 2016

Grinell and Southard St. Key West
photo ©Maggie Ruley 2016

Poinciana Blooms Key West
photo ©Maggie Ruley 2016

 I love how my students each have a unique style and vision.  I encourage them to work in a way that lets their own way of seeing shine through their paintings.

Maggie Ruley Painting class June 2016
Poinciana Trees
photo ©Maggie Ruley 2016

My class really worked hard through the winter and spring and to celebrate that I gave them a pre-class luncheon in my studio.


Maggie Ruley painting class luncheon
Island Inspirations Key West
photo © Maggie Ruley 2016
I invited artist David Scott Meier as a special guest.  He was a great addition to the luncheon. We talked about travel, sky diving, art, food and much more.  The hour flew by. 
David is famous for his "Yellow Straw" (Nice Hat) and his dog paintings.
See some of David's Giclee reproductions on the wall in the photo above.

Doesn't my small middle gallery make a fabulous dining room?

Maggie Ruley painting class luncheon special guest, David Meier
Island Inspirations
933b Fleming St. Key West, FL 33040
photo © Maggie Ruley 2016

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Maggie Ruley is a studio artist living in Key West, Florida. 
Her colorful paintings and tropical pottery are collected world wide and can be found in many island homes. She has been featured in the Key West Citizen,
the New York Daily News , and other publications.
Her handmade ceramic flip flops have been sold in gift shops all along the east coast and in California and Hawaii.
 Her studio-gallery is located in the Historic Seaport area of Old Town Key West.
Maggie Ruley~Island Inspirations
933b Fleming St.
Key West Florida 33042
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