"We were instantly drawn to the vibrancy depicted in each and every one of Richard's work. The colors, the movement, the light and the shadows take you to exactly that place depicted in the piece. You are in that beautiful place, hearing the lap of that crystal clear water, breathing in the sea air, feeling the gentle warm breeze on your skin. And that indeed is magic. We purchased several of Richard Shaffett’s paintings, loving each one of them individually for their uniqueness, but drawn to each one because of that feeling of being in and experiencing that time and place."
L.R. & B.R., Sarasota, FL
Hi, I'm Richard Shaffett and this is my pal Pronto. I am a longtime Florida resident and a lifelong fine Artist. You've reached my Island Art website where I show my tropical and nautical paintings for sale. My work is inspired by the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Key West, and centers around island boats and beach scenes, old driftwood trees, and tropical moods. Through my art I want to take you to a quiet peaceful place away from this chaotic world. So just relax and enjoy your visit, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you.
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Richard's classic collection of paintings inspired by the Caribbean Islands and the Florida Keys
Tropical Islands and Lagoons
A more recent collection of Richard's paintings inspired by the Islands of the Bahamas
Another of Richard's popular collections showing his love for the sea and the boats that sail it
Richard's longest standing and signature collection
Richard's organically shaped cut-out images on panel
inspired by the sea for your imagination.