Every painting, like every person, has a story. My love of the Caribbean inspired this scene. Caribbean Squall is set in Ambergris Caye, a small island off the coast of Belize, Central America. The building is called the Tackle Box, once a fishing shack and currently a restaurant and bar. As scuba divers, my husband and I dove over the reef in the background at a site called the Tackle Box Dive.

 A section on our adventures in Belize is included in Sin of Emission: A Downwinder’s Story, a book I’m writing about my life with cancer as a result of nuclear radiation exposure.

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