Classic Florida Highwaymen Scenes


I discovered the Florida Highwaymen at the Venice Art Center in 2011, where my wife and I purchased a beautiful James Gibson Royal Poinciana painting. I  was so drawn to this piece that I decided that someday I would teach myself to paint.


In the meantime, I scoured the Internet, galleries, books, auctions, and antique shops, searching for ideas and inspiration. Along the way I also discovered more than a hundred fine Florida landscape artists whose work appeared to have been similarly inspired. When I finally retired from my usability consulting practice in 2016, I converted my home office into a studio, surrounded myself with Highwaymen-style art that I had collected, and began to paint. My favorite topics turned out to be the Royal Poinciana and "fire skies". I remain self-taught.


Below are some of my more recent paintings. These are my interpretations of the styles, scenes and themes of an assortment of Florida landscape artists, including the Highwaymen. I'll be adding more, so please visit regularly.


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Indian River Road I

8" x 10" acrylic on canvas


Meadow Path

8" x 10" acrylic on canvas


Poinciana Path

8" x 10" acrylic on canvas


Shore Palms

10" x 8" acrylic on canvas


Poinciana Pond

8" x 10" acrylic on canvas


Riverside Poinciana

(From Original Painting by A.E. Backus)

8" x 10" acrylic on canvas


Indian River Road II

(From Original Painting by Harold Newton)

8" x 10" acrylic on canvas


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 Gary Felfoldy

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