I met Elaine Estern of Coconut Coast Studios after her morning walk with her dogs Truffle and Godiva. Together we moved through her routine into the dark gallery space to open the heavy storm shutters and allow the colors of the day in. We had a very exciting breakfast lineup complete with tricks and paw shakes featuring the animal entourage.

After breakfast Elaine shared the details, sketches, and her newest paintings for her current project she is working on. Coming this season she will publish a beautiful Children's book that tells the story of one lucky duck. 

When our time together came to a close, I actually did not want to go. She had been so sweet, generously welcomed me into her home, studio, and shared a delicious meal, what inspires her, and excellent stories of her life that a hug seemed like the most natural adieu.

I highly recommend stopping in to say hello to Coconut Coast Studios on St John.
Call for directions from Cruz Bay 340-776-6944 
Beautiful 2014 Calendar available for order online: www.coconutcoaststudios.com

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