While vacationing in Florida, relatives and I visited the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art in Daytona Beach, Florida. It just opened in February and is part of the Museum of Arts and Sciences on the same campus. The paintings all have a Florida theme or the artists were Floridians. Almost all are traditional pieces, some over 100 years old. The paintings were wonderfully framed and tastefully displayed.
Believe it or not, I found some quilty inspiration at the museum! Note the patchwork quilt draped over the railing of the balcony. The artist: Jules Andre Smith.
“Dilapidated Homestead, Eatonville”
Another work I loved was painted by Jane Peterson. The colors are so luscious; a quilt using the same color palette would vibrate with life.
We spent an awesome afternoon at the museum. Should you find yourself in the Daytona Beach area, I hope you’ll have time to view the inspiring paintings.