It’s almost March.  We are still shoveling snow.  It’s true, all throughout the winter season I ask for snow, and enjoy it, but it is time for a turning of the seasons. So this week, we are taking a little virtual vacation, where balmy breezes waft softly through ocean-scented air, and the sound of waves on the sand provides the heartbeat to your days…

painting Rendez-Vous Bay by Antoine ChaponRendez-Vous Bay, Antoine Chapon

Chapon is an artist living on the Caribbean island of St. Martin. Born in France, he sailed to the islands in 1981 and settled in the tiny village of Colombier.

painting: Reflection by Antoine ChaponReflection, Antoine Chapon

In December of 2010 Chapon opened his own gallery at the Marina Royale in the town of Marigot. This little island is a bit unusual, in that it is split into a French side, St. Martin, and a Dutch side, Sint Maarten.  Marigot is the capitol city on the French side.

painting: Turquoise at Cap Juluca, ChaponTurquoise at Cap Juluca, Antoine Chapon

Here in the Midwest, surrounded by deep green forests, deep blue lakes, and deep brown earth tones, my palette gravitates to these familiar colors.  When I go on vacation to some tropical destination, suddenly I want to redecorate, using clean white, turquoise, and the pinks and purples of a sunset sky.

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