Key West, the southernmost point in the United States, is an island famous for its wide range of characteristics, from free-range chickens to Key Lime pie. Here Jeff paints the lively energy of Key West, which is known for watersports, lively nightlife, beaches, historic sites and its pastel, conch-style architecture. Walking is the best way to see the island’s intriguing homes, courtyards and gardens.
Key West was the hangout of novelist Ernest Hemingway. Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Look for the celebrated six-toes cats.
President Truman also loved Key West. The Harry S. Truman Little White House was the winter White House for Truman. The house was originally built in 1890 as the first officer’s quarters on the submarine base naval station. In 1911, the house was converted into a single-family dwelling. During the Truman visits, Cabinet members and foreign officials were regular visitors for fishing trips and poker games. In 1991, the house opened as a state historic site and museum.
Key West remains a beacon of tolerance and love. On canvas, Jeff shares the island’s spirit of acceptance, regarding race, nationality, sexuality or other differences.
“Off to Key West” is sure to bring joy to any space.