This is an art gallery in Tamarindo. Although Tamarindo is known as a beach and surfing resort, the arts have established a beachhead here. This is the gallery of Susan Adams, a native of Texas. Below are examples of two of her paintings. Here is a link to her website.
She paints bold, colorful tropical flowers, birds, portraits, beach and ocean scenes, tropical forests, and even European city scenes. She has painted murals at hotels, and some of her work is available as prints in addition to original oil and acrylic paintings.
She has decided to change the concept of her gallery and reopen in new space as an artists' co-op. In the meantime, she will sell her paintings out of her house until she opens her new gallery in time for the heart of the tourist season beginning in the December holiday season.
Susan and her husband, Jesse, recently organized an art fair for Tamarindo. Jesse provided the entertainment with his guitar playing, including an original composition called Road to Tamarindo. On Sunday, I will show you a photo of the real road to Tamarindo.
Susan's husband, Jesse, is the son of a U.S. Navy officer, like my father, and we both lived in Coronado, California as elementary school children in the late 1950's. That was before the bridge from San Diego was built, and Coronado was a quiet town, accented by the famous Victorian Hotel Del Coronado. One of my childhood memories is my mother taking my brother and me to the hotel beach to watch Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis in the filming of Some Like It Hot.