Inspiration from Georgia O’Keeffe’s style and my own personality led me to create a painting of a tropical beach with marine life on the coast of America’s Sunshine State. I have been traveling to Florida for many years with my family and it has always been my favorite vacation area. I wanted my painting to show my own unique perspective of the beach just as O’Keeffe’s flower paintings reflect her distinctive vision. I will be forever grateful to this project not only because it was a challenging experience, but because I also discovered a hidden talent. I learned many lessons that helped me to become a better painter.