Big Cypress Gallery
The Photographic Art of
Sketch and Travel
Norm and Lily Goldman are a unique husband and wife team, writer and water colorist, who write and paint about romantic destinations.
Many people in Florida know about Highwaymen paintings, due to massive localized media attention and published books and articles. But many people outside of the sunshine state have never heard of the group of African American artists, who in the 1950's, captured on canvas the old Florida of the past, before industry took over and bulldozers plowed the land. These artists grew up in a time when Florida was ripe, the seas were less polluted and palm trees were everywhere, blowing in the balmy breeze of the east coast. The artists were from the Ft. Pierce area, and under direction from Alfred Hair and Harold Newton, two of the most famous Highwaymen artists, they learned the formula for painting landscapes, but incorporated their own style and painted fast, in order to make money by selling as many paintings as they could within a day...read more »