Description Blue Spring State Park, in western Volusia County, Florida,is the winter home of the endangered West Indian Manatee. The two bathers are on a fallen tree near the boil where the clear cold water rises up from the Floridan Acquifer. A manatee surfaces near the girls, for a breath of air. These endangered mammals must spend part of the day in this 72 degree water during 'cold' winter months. You can see dozens of these intriguing animals when the nearby St. Johns River Water drops to a lower temperature. Blue Spring is in Orange City and attracts visitors from around the world, all hoping to see a manatee.
Robert Wince, New Smyrna Beach, Florida Member Since September 2009 Artist Statement I have been painting most of my life as a self-taught artist, but I have benefited from numerous classes and workshops. My work has been shown in galleries and outdoor art shows and I have won awards for my efforts. I paint mainly in acrylic and oil and my work ranges in size from 5"x7" to 36"x 60". I enjoy traveling and setting up my field easel in some beautiful area and painting what I see. Perhaps you've seen me painting in one of our national parks or hiking on a mountain trail. Many of the original paintings are still available for sale. email: email@example.com