Hi, I’m watercolor artist Ellen Negley, and what I love best about creating tropical art is how colorful and exciting it is. The city where I was born and raised —Peoria, Illinois — is not exactly awash in color, and for that reason, I was very happy to move to South Florida where I can indulge my passion for tropical colors. I believe Key West is one of the most inspirational places a watercolor artist like myself will ever have the pleasure of painting.
South Florida overflows with tropical colors, and I love to use my creative license as a watercolor painter to make my Key West paintings and colorful wall art even bolder and brighter with rainbow palm trees and sunset skies full of pinks, purples, reds and yellows.
As a local artist and admirer of Key West’s languid beauty, I never get tired of this tropical heaven. Like Monet and his stacks of wheat, I feel like you can paint the same scene dozens of times in different lights and it’s bound to look unique each time.
This is one reason I favor watercolor art over other media — for me, watercolor is the perfect medium to create tropical art.