Painting a Line in the Sand

Painting a Line in the Sand

The trio’s artwork raises funds for preserving bungalows. Their cause has attracted attention, from coverage by area television stations to a PBS documentary. The awareness they raised galvanized the locals’ determination to protect these iconic homes, and these creative friends plan to keep on with their calling for the foreseeable future. “When you love doing something,” explains Helen, “it just doesn’t feel like work.”

Text Karen Callaway
Photography Stephanie Welbourne Steele
Styling Melissa Sturdivant Smith

To learn more about the Plein Aire Cottage Artists, see “Painting a Line in the Sand” in the July/August 2019 issue, available on newsstands and at

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  1. Absolutely love these paintings by the very talented ladies and artists. Would appreciate info on where and when their work will be on display to the public. Also, is there an E-Mail directly to them to inquire about their paintings that they sell to help to keep the beautiful cottages in this place of wonderment in Florida. I grew up visiting an aunt in Tampa. We would always visit Clearwater Beach when I was a child . I know that alot has changed in these places I visited and loved as a child. I would be interested in finding out more about their beloved Indian Rocks Beach and surround areas. Thank you ladies for your beautiful artworks and hope your future endeavors will help to keep this place the same for years to come!

    Thanks to Victoria Magazine for this interesting article and I look forward to many more to come.


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