Paintings > WORDS AND STORIES: SOLO SHOW Thomas Gallery in Quinlan Art Center Gainesville, Georgia

Florida landscape oil painting by Atlanta artist Joel Barr
Sunshine State
Oil on Canvas
20" x 60"

Most states have mottos--Florida is one of those. Some states also offer a state of mind--Florida is one of those as well. The sun, the water, the vegetation, the opportunity to be happily outdoors at any time are all at the heart of this. How can these bright and insistent colors, optimistic and vibrant trees, eternally moving waters work their magic so well together? Maybe no answer is needed--just gratitude for the fresh and calming state they generate.