Florida artist John Ketley captures the beauty of Florida and its habitat in his dazzling, sunlit paintings. Check out his site to perspective additional of his portfolio.


beach scene painting by John Ketley

“Crab Boats 1″ oil on canvas, 24″ x 52”


I created my Selection of Florida paintings based on a individual study of the visual delights I observed in and around Florida. I then creatively presented them in the settings I felt they deserved.


coastal painting by John Ketley

“Gingerbread Cottage” oil on canvas, 52″ x 16″


The painting I named Gingerbread Cottage was based on a minor location I observed in the Keys. At the time, it was employed as a nursing residence!


Florida coastal painting by John Ketley

“Island Getaway Yellow” oil on canvas, 34″ x 11″


I had these kinds of a great reception that I went on to examine destinations recognized for the ideal Florida life-style.


Florida seascape by John Ketley

“Pappa’s Place” oil on canvas, 44″ x 35″


I started by getting the Florida households associated with  Earnest Hemmingway and based mostly my upcoming generation on the waterside venues he made use of, portray Pappas Location.


coastal painting by John Ketley

“Bluewater Beach” oil on canvas, 54″ x 28″


Bluewater Seaside painting is a creation of my suitable seaside home that I would appreciate to have. It has all the features I want in a person setting.


Florida homes painting by John Ketley

“Key West Cottages” oil on canvas, 52″ x 28″


I then uncovered the households crafted for transient personnel years ago—which even now exist now, each individual with its individual character—and offered them in Crucial West Cottages as a trio of Keys delights.


Florida golf course painting by John Ketley

“Pitch & Putt” oil on canvas, 52″ x 16″


Pitch & Putt is a painting produced with all the golf fans in our condition in intellect. Island Getaway characteristics a waterside home with the balcony I frequently wish I had. I painted the historic boats made use of by the Crab Fishers in charming settings ready to go to function with all their tackle.


Heron painting by John Ketley

“Wave Runners” oil on canvas, 54″ x 28″


Wildlife is these types of a special part of Florida. I experienced to develop a portray of some of its stunning winged stars, naming it Wave Runners. Pelicans have also provided me quite a few amusing moments as I fished my way all over Florida. I painted them as they settled down for their night in Pleased Hour.


painting of pelicans by John Ketley

“Happy Hour” oil on canvas, 54″ x 28″


Last but not least, as a thank you to all the amazing creatures underwater, I featured turtles in my painting titled Reef Encounter.


Sea turtle painting by John Ketley

“Reef Come upon 1″ oil on canvas, 54″ x 28”


I have been thriving with my vintage oils of Florida. Now I am presenting a new assortment of modern acrylic paintings about visible tips and entertaining phrases. Our current world seems to will need cheering up and a reminder to be glad for all we have. With any luck , my get the job done will assist obtain that.


Want to keep present on cutting edge small business posts from Artsy Shark, furthermore artist features, and an invitation to the future Call for Artists? Click on down below to indication up for our twice-regular monthly e mail. You’ll get all this moreover alternatives and particular offers that you can’t get any where else!