Welcome to the Official Pat Anderson Artist Website

Pat Anderson has painted plein air since a child of ten doing drawings while car traveling with parents from New York to Miami Beach.  As adult Plein Air paintings while sailing tropical waters and providing plein air art for tourists at resorts and gift shops…always keeping “My Own Cruising Journal”.  Her art was the basis for their retail store named “Island wear and Gifts” My Own Cruising Journal, Inc. and art gallery in Lighthouse Point for 20 years until 2008 when husband Pete passed.  Now solo, Pat follows her passion for the beauty of the landscaping of FLORIDA SCENIC HIGHWAY.

Her art parallels the Henry M. Flagler Overseas Railroad from St. Augustine to Key West. She plein air paints freely again.  She finds Art Serve a new beginning and is very appreciative of the  opportunity to exhibit her art of Mangroves, Leaves, Trees Landscaping:  “ART & ARBOR collection-Go Green”.  Now the debut of the LEAF BAR, designed by her close friend Capt. John Wetzstein.  It is a plein air artist’s easel attaching to a tree or column/social bar for events.  It is NOW PATENTED and planned to be made from recycled plastic trash (Go Green) such as collected from the mangroves of the Keys.  Please take a look at my video on the Art and Arbor Page, click here.

Introduction by Cherryl Ann Cook, the first grandchild of the McDougald family of the Sample-McDougald House Museum Pompano Beach. A  fabulous teacher of literature now retired.

Join Pat

Every Third Thursday at Redbone Gallery 6 to 9pm,  Islamorada Mile Marker 81.5 in the beautiful Florida Keys.  Live music will have you dancing in the street.  Tastes the Keys’ best restaurants.  Next door to Redbone is the new Florida Keys Brewing Company try its great new taste. 


Buy local art from the 40 artists at the Morada Way Walkabout.  Pat’s art fills the “Backroom Gallery of Redbone”.  Her Plein Air paintings capture the historic beauty of Henry M. Flagler’s Over-Seas RR campsite Pigeon Key.  Many of her tropical seascapes, Mangroves, Egrets, Tarpon, Sunsets, Keys houses, Foliage ART have recycled driftwood ARBOR frames by Capt. John Wetzstein – thus the ART & ARBOR collection.  This big, gorgeous, two-story art gallery is headquarters for the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series year round fishing “To Catch The Cure” for cystic fibrosis.  Check out what you can do www.Redbone.org

Friends of Old 7

My painting of the way Flagler’s Oversea RR looked in 1912 is from research and much admiration of Flagler’s successful RR 1912 until destroyed by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. It connected Florida through the Keys islands via concrete bridging to Key West. Imagine the thrill of rail travel over the ocean waters. The 400 construction workers lived on Pigeon Key their campsite. Today in Broward County whenever I hear the whistle blow I smile and think of Flagler’s Dream and how we have grown. Port Everglades wider and deeper, added Runway at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and vast Florida Scenic Highway boasts $81 million Landscaping Project . VIVA Florida!

To know more about my Flagler Iconic art, visit: 

Pigeon Key Foundation & FriendsOfOldSeven.org

Upcoming Events

Debut of Capt. John Wetzstein LEAF BAR easel/social bar  “NOW PATENTED ” at Redbone Gallery Islamorada and Ft. Lauderdale ARTServe. Designed for the plein air artist to paint outdoors.  It is detachable from the tree, column, railing – portable, stack-able – and as social bar. 


Upcoming events


Made from recycled plastic trash – GO GREEN. For use at public parks & recreation and scenic highway overlooks. Use at the beach, community parks and home entertainment.  Single person use and clusters at social events attached to a tree.  Handicap LEAF BAR has extended top for wheelchair clearance and adjustable Y-leg.  Now a person with disabilities can be social and happy with others painting plein air. To learn more about the Leaf Bar Easel, click here.