I’d like to talk a bit about another artist…not a friend, I promise, I never met the man.
I have a habit of browsing the completed auctions on eBay. It’s partly to see what actually sells, and also, because I just like looking at art. One of the artists I see a lot of there, is William Hawkins.His blog is at this link.
What I like is that purposely or no, he does pictures of paradise, too. He strongly reminds me of Maxfield Parrish, who was an artist and illustrator in the early 20th century. Mr. Hawkins does much of the same imagery, but with a more modern, painterly approach.
So, give it a try, click on the link, and enjoy.