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"A Manatee and Its San Cap Friends"

by Rachel Pierce

Rachel’s inspiration for her manatee comes from her love of the environment and the beauty of the islands. “How lucky we are,” says Rachel, “to have such beauty in all that surrounds us and to be able to share that beauty with all living creatures on the islands.”


Rachel Pierce is a lifelong artist and long-time TV journalist who recently left the anchor desk to focus full-time on her artwork.

Based in Sanibel, Florida, Rachel paints bright, modern original art in oil and acrylic reflecting the natural beauty and abundant wildlife found only in tropical Southwest Florida.

From her abstract beachscapes to her joyful underwater tableaus, Rachel’s colorful coastal creations feature swimming sea creatures – like loggerhead turtles, manatee, jellyfish, sharks, seahorses and octopi; soaring shorebirds and wading flamingos; technicolor palm trees and florals; gators, mollusks, mermaids, and more.

Rachel sells and exhibits her fine art originals in shops and galleries throughout Southwest Florida, as well as on her website,, along with a variety of collectible prints and notecards.

Sponsored by and located at Sanibel Captiva Community Bank

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