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"Curlie Ryder"

by Anita Force & Bob Marshall


Curlie Ryder is an adventurous, active, fun-loving Sanibel savvy beach comber. Curlie can be seen at the beach every day riding the waves on her paddleboard. She is the quintessential wave rider with a whimsical island style. Curlie loves to hang out with friends and is always the center of attention at a beach party. She loves having her picture taken and can’t wait to take a selfie with you!


Anita and Bob share a love of Sanibel and painting together, so when they retired to the island, it was only natural that they immersed themselves in their respective art careers.

Anita studied drawing at the Pine Castle Art Center in Pine Castle, Florida. She loves creating island interpretations with her unique watercolor palette and funky collages filled with bits and pieces. She paints weekly with Sanibel Captiva Plein Air Painters all around the islands. Her watercolors and collages have been displayed locally and on the Florida Watercolor Society on-line show. She teaches watercolor and collage at the Sanibel Community House and is President of the Sanibel Captiva Art League.

After retiring from a sales career, Bob started a new career on Saniel as a chef and painter. His passion for cooking and art keeps him busy in retirement, and he hopes you will enjoy his humorous and artful look at the islands where he finds inspiration everywhere. Bob and Anita both display their work for the Sanibel Captiva Art League on the veranda at Bailey’s General Store each year during season. They put their artistic talent together to create the adventurous “Curlie Ryder!”

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