Local artist Ellen Negley is a favorite in Key West for the way she brings scenes from this vacationers’ paradise to life with her watercolor art. Here, you can shop for her original watercolor paintings and bring a little tropical art into your everyday life. Watercolor paintings often have a reputation for being soft, pale and ethereal, but Negley turns that notion upside down with her tropical art. This Key West watercolor painter is all about bright colors, whether they’re buildings, buoys or birds. In Negley’s watercolor world, crabs are striped, and pelicans and palm trees are rainbow colored. Negley’s watercolor art is a splashier, more vibrant version of real life, and that’s one reason her fans love her so much.