Not long ago I was sailing on a small sailboat along the western tip of Paradise Island of the Bahamas on myway to a rendezvous with some of the most beautiful tropical fish I’ve ever seen. It’s only fitting that I release my latest artwork called Paradise Island Lighthouse today as that trip was the inspiration for this piece.
Soon after an evening of rowing the skiff along the turquoise shore of the secluded island, the setting sunlight bounced off the clouds above to create a beautiful warm ambience and pools of light falling from the evening sky. The time has come to light the hanging lanterns, get comfortable on the hammock, and relax with a coconut aperitif, but only after I take my annual walk down the path and climb the lighthouse stairs to light the main torch for the night.
This scene was inspired by a recent trip to Nassau, Bahamas on an excursion that took me around the western tip of Paradise Island where I couldn’t take my eyes off the small secluded lighthouse that stands there. Here, the lighthouse helps keep the mariners from getting lost in the narrow passage, and is attached to a cozy cottage with wrap-around porch and small dock. The hammock serves as the keepers daily down-time just before the lighting of the main torch. Of course sipping a little rum and coconut right out of the coco
nut itself never prevented the lighting of the torch, so it has worked its way into the evening routine. Although the island has small paths looping around its perimeter, the preferred method of getting around is with the small rowing skiff that easily gets through the shallow water and coral reefs.
-Terrell René Theen