This is a very beloved painting of mine for sentimental reasons. The palms are Royal Palms and they live in a beautiful park near Biscayne Bay in Miami where I grew up. The park is a deep, rich wild tropical hammock with trails that wind thru gumbo limbo and thick vegetation and then open onto fields with stately groves of these royals. This park is very near Matheson Hammock where we swam and played as children. My sister Betty and I love to walk there when I visit Miami. Nearby are neighborhoods with fine architectural homes, whose yards are native tropical jungle, and roads shaded by huge banyan trees. Anyone who grew up in Miami knows of Old Cutler Road and Matheson Hammock. Marie Zeglen purchased the original of this image not long after she moved here from Miami and has since become a loyal collector.
Like so many of my collectors ... who I appreciate immensely, she was generous in letting others enjoy the image by allowing me to make it into an Archival Giclee which has become very popular in Galleries around the state.