Artists have found the beauty of the Virgin Islands captivating since the beginning of time. ⛱
Charles Hawes, a talented artist from West Virginia, fell in love with the scenic vistas while on vacation in 1964.
A Deep Love for the Islands
The following year, he moved to St. Croix where he began his prolific second career as a watercolor artist. There, he painted some of the prettiest paintings.
Known by many as Bud, he spent the next twenty-eight years sketching and painting his surroundings using vivid and dynamic watercolors.
His talent made it easy for him to be a member of both the National Society of Illustrators and the American Watercolor Society.
*Fine Art America also has a large collecting of his paintings available in various sizes including notecards.