of Louisiana is a pictorial adventure through southern Louisiana
(past & present), with glimpses of the Mississippi Gulf Coast
and Florida beaches.
see plantation homes like the Houmas House, Belle Alliance,
Evergreen, Oak Alley, Bocage, Hermitage House, Tezcuco, Laurel
Ridge, Belle Helene and the Waguespack House. Some of these
antebellum homes are open to public tours, others are private
residences and a few no longer exist. Most are located along the
Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. As you view
them, youíll notice a variety of different architectural styles
that were the result of our Spanish and French heritage.
the Civil War, steamboats were an important cargo delivery system
for the sugarcane and cotton crops. These magnificent boats also
provided a means of travel for those who could afford it. The
larger, more luxurious, riverboats like the Natchez and the Robert
E. Lee were limited in their abilities to access many inland areas,
so smaller vessels like the LaFourche and the Baltic plied the
narrow bayous and waterways to reach customers.
landmarks like the Bayou Goula Church, the Plaquemine Locks and the
New Orleans courtyards are depicted as you can see them today.
swamp scenes with their beautiful old cypress trees are real places,
though most are interpreted for their dramatic effects with color,
movement and light. Some scenes include the snowy egrets that grace
our landscapes, while others simply express the serene beauty of our
are Gayleís primary tools of expression but she works with other
mediums such as watercolors and pastels. Donít miss the mixed
media page. Azaleas, magnolias and roses are just some of the
subject matter found there.
means a little something extra and this page offers just that. There
are hand painted puzzles, calendars, birdhouses, statues and
glassware. Many of these items are one of kind originals and wonít
hope you enjoy your visit.