About Me

A multi-medium aging artist and an underwater photographer, I retired from Florida to live on the beach in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. I am delighted with the island’s historic architecture, sunny skies, blue seas, and wonderful reefs. So now my days are full of gardening, painting, diving and snorkeling.

Although I primarily paint in watercolors, I recently dabbled in acrylics and apprenticed with some experienced mural painters. My latest efforts can be seen at St. Patrick's school and Bernie’s, both in Frederiksted. As an avid member of the Palletteers, I paint plein air weekly at different island locations. I also attend water-media workshops, both locally and abroad.

I have donated many of my paintings to local charities and my artwork has been exhibited at many island locations. I hope you enjoy the artwork and phtographs generated here in my new-found paradise. Namasté.









Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 22, 2011

Being a self taght artist, makes me constantly strive every new concept that floats by my door step. Today I thought I should begin to focus on the sea. This is the first stag of a 3-dimensional concept I am striving to develope. 12x36 Canvas in progress.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Artist with Student

Diving the house reef on Saturday with family to setup a self portrait photo with photo being taken by daughter, Jenny. We were assisted by Paul, Jenny's husband and 2 grand daughters, Colleen and Jamie who were visiting for the weekend. After the shoot we then went to move rocks....

August 19th Paint Out

This last Friday sitting in my friends garden with a seaside view of Buck Island, I was able to produce and matt the following 3-paintings and trashed 3-others.

August 12, 2011


August 12, 2011


August 12, 2011


About Me

I would like to say I found the sea, but now I know that the sea found me. At age 13, living ocean side in Pompano Beach, Florida, I daily braved the blue breaking waves. It didn’t just start with a mask, fins, and snorkel; but with a raft and a pole spear. The raft got me from the beach to the first reef (with no life guard in sight for back in the 50’s they were none). The spear was just in case… and it became the infamous poker. Eventually, I got a horse collar, back plate and owned the first Aqua-Lung in Broward County. I then met my husband to be and my best friend, while gigging lobsters and selling them to the locale hotels for movie money. Thus, began my evolution as a diver.

The industry has developed amazing equipment. Back inflated BC, stretchy wet suits, air computers, and cameras that far exceeded my home grown version. Digital is everything. Today’s gear is smooth, safe and well made; so all I need to do now is enjoy the under the sea world I love to explore and share it with you.

Fairy Basselet - Frederiksted Pier

Sea Horse - Frederiksted Pier

Juvenile Damsel - Canes Bay

Red Lip Batfish - Frederiksted Pier

Island Life

As an underwater photographer and a wanta-be multi-medium artist, Elizabeth is a new comer to the island of St. Croix, now living on the beach in Frederiksted. She is an aging lady in love with the sea and all of God’s wonderful creatures, who is striving to share with you the underwater world and historic architecture of her new found paradise. Enjoy!

ELIZABETH CAROL KEITH
Elizabeth@coralcmermaid.com
#4 Estate Williams
Post Office Box 1696
Frederiksted, VI 00841
340.719.2733