Vacationers will notice a handful of sailboats at every local Outer Banks port, either saddled up to the docks or breezing across the harbor, en route to the nearest sound for a cruise, or to the continent-spanning Intracoastal Waterway to continue a long coastal voyage. Some vacationers are even in it for the long haul, docking for a summer or a winter season at a number of local marinas that offer all the comforts of home. Clearly, sailing lovers of all varieties have plenty of options, but even newcomers to the sport can experiment with life on the water with a local sailing lesson, rental, or waterfront cruise.
The Outer Banks at its best always is found in the majestic work of Linda Browning. The Frisco watercolorist is known for her idyllic subject matter – swans, pristine dunes, seascapes and other wildlife. She also creates fascinating digital art that begs to be seen.
Linda’s mother-in-law, Dixie Browning is a well known watercolorist and romance novelist. She brings to her art the old time feel of Hatteras Island where her family roots stretch back centuries.
These women are two of the top watercolorists on the Outer Banks. Imagine old cottages nestled in wetlands with a skiff perched at the edge of the water. Magical woodland scenes lure in the viewers as well as dunescapes with glorious skies.
Linda Browning has designed a form of art where she takes one of her watercolor images, such as a leaping dolphin, and digitally reproduces it thousands of times in different sizes to form a wave. The work is arresting and awe-inspiring.
The Brownings offer original art, giclees, prints, cards, gifts and lessons year round. Call for an appointment.
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