When I started my retro series I wanted to highlight some iconic spots in Florida.  Tamiami Trail seemed only fitting, since it transformed the way folks traveled after it opened in 1928.  It was expanded in the 1950s and ultimately connected two worlds between Florida’s Gulf and Atlantic coasts.  For those who traveled it, endless possibilities awaited them.  Of all the gals I’ve painted, this one most closely resembles my wife Nicole.  She and I had met a wonderful guy named Mike around the time I wanted to start the painting — he was showing his classic 1969 Corvette at a car show in Venice, FL and was happy to oblige us in taking pictures of Nicole in the car.   Many folks ask if that’s our dog enjoying the breeze.  Nope, but since Springer Spaniels were popular in the 50s (according to the AKC), I thought he would make a perfect addition!  Here’s the wood sign image, but she comes as a mini print and a canvas print, too!

Wood_Two for the Trail