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The Art of Whimsy June 27, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Humor, Nature.

Anna Maria Island is populated by many talented artists, a few of whom I’ve featured in these pages:

Year of the Cat ~ Artwork by Barbara Hines 

Anywhere Is ~ Artwork by Carole Dougherty

Signs of the Times ~ Artwork by Barbara Orear 

The Zen of Cooking ~ Artwork by Anne Abbgott 

Summer Is . . . ~ Artwork by Marlane Wurzbach

Lost In Thought ~ Artwork by Maitte Van Arsdel  

 An Island In The Sun ~ Artwork by Richard Stewart 

Happy Anniversary, Baby ~ Artwork by Marlane  Wurzbach ~ available at Marlane Wurzbach.com. 

Today’s featured Island Artist, Barbara Hines, is an environmentalist  known for her whimsical and heart-felt depictions of Anna Maria Island and the surrounding area.

Her paintings reflect her sense of humor, her love of nature, and her respect for creatures, great and small.

For a more complete bio:  Barbara Hines ~ About the Artist 

If you love bright colors and whimsical paintings, check out  Barbara’s Island Art at:

Island Gallery West

Artist Guild’s Gallery

Barbara Hines Island Art

Her website includes:

Gallery #1: Whimsical Island Art is filled with the art of whimsy!

Gallery #2:  Island Art features manatees, parrots, sea turtles and more!

Gallery #3:  Barbara’s latest creations!

Quote:  Many things in life will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart.  Pursue these.  ~ Michael Nolan


1. cindy - June 28, 2010

Very whimsical, sounds like a charming place.

nrhatch - June 28, 2010

Her artwork brings out the kid in me. It always makes me smile.

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