This painting came from feeling home-sick because I have not been
to Florida and seen my family and friends in a while. It was also
inspired in a larger sense by the notion that everybody has an idealized
vision of a fun and relaxing paradise where they dream of going to. A
far away land where everything is beautiful and their problems and
worries can't reach them.
Aesthetically, it was inspired by vintage post card art which I am very fond of.