Galvez Hotel

© 2010 Melinda Patrick
Hotel Galvez – acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 18″
Contemporary realism, landscape, tropical

The Galvez Hotel in Galveston, TX was built to replace a 19th century hotel that was demolished by a hurricane. This year is the centennial of the opening of the Galvez. This is my perspective place that is a beautiful structure in itself but the surroundings are also spectacular. It’s across the street from the Gulf of Mexico, a band of which can be seen in the background here.
Galveston is a special place and in fact haunts me. I’ve mentioned before that my grandfather used to ride a bicycle there from Houston – a 50-mile trip each way. I’ve spent a lot of time on the beach there all my life and for a time went camping on the beach almost every weekend of the year.