Proudly Serving as sentinels to safe passage and shelter along Florida's coastline of fishing, fun, and adventure, the FLORIDA LIGHTS capture the romantic history and unique charm of the State's sentries.
Hurricanes, shipwrecks, and treacherous reefs, smugglers, Indian attacks, and Civil War conflicts, pirates and clipper ships, love boats and space launches have been silently witnessed by the FLORIDA LIGHTS which stand as durable reminders of bygone days and as watchful beacons to the future.
Jack Roland Murphy has captured in authentic, historical detail twelve of Florida's most picturesque and often visited lighthouses. The FLORIDA LIGHTS were painted in a Railford prison cell in the old Death Row building. "Old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new". 2 Corinthians 5:17
FLORIDA LIGHTS is a truly unique and beautiful collection of nostalgic and adventurous coastal heritage.
Jack Roland Murphy, "Murph the Surf", Christian, artist, musician, lecturer, motivator, and sportsman is now ministering in jails and prisons nationwide.
In 1964, Murphy gained international notoriety for his role in the infamous heist of the "Star of India" Sapphire, the "Delong Ruby", and the "Eagle Diamond" from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
A self-taught prison artist, Murphy found escape and tranquility from the surrounding world of cell block chaos through expression on canvas. His vivid imagination and extraordinary artistic talent bring beaches, boats, birds, and blue skies alive with pulsating vitality. The sense of freedom Murphy has captured in the Florida Lights have made the brilliantly expressed series a much sought after collector's item.
Included in this collection are Florida lighthouses from St. Augustine, Pensacola, St. Marks, Boca Grande Pass, Sanibel Island, Key West, Fowey Rocks, Amelia Island, Ponce Inlet, Jupiter Inlet, Hillsboro Inlet, and Cape Florida.
Limited Edition: $1500. Set of 12 prints
Hand Signed and Numbered
Image: 11" x 15"
100% Acid Free Rag Paper