Colorblind – The Paintings of Aaron Sutton

The Blue Giraffe is proud to present colorblind artist, Aaron Sutton’s new series of ocean themed paintings honoring his Grandfather, Clophas Sutton (1925-2012) who served in the U.S. Navy during WW2. In each painting, Aaron struggles to discover the emotion of color in the ocean as he sees it in his own eyes and feels it in his soul. Now on display in our gallery and at The WaterColor Inn & Resort … you will  need to see this collection by the gifted, local 30A artist, Aaron Sutton to appreciate the size, depth and beauty of each piece! 





Learn to Paint our Local Beaches and Coastal Dune Lakes

Have you ever been fascinated by a work of art and wondered … “How did they do that? I wish I could do that!” Have you ever looked out across Western Lake or one of the beaches along 30A and thought … “Gosh, I wish I could paint that scene!” If so, it’s never too late to learn where to start.

Local 30A artist, Aaron Sutton has developed a very simple method to help you enjoy painting and take out most of the guesswork. Once you have spent one afternoon with Aaron, you will not only return home with your very own original painting, but also a “recipe” that you can use to enjoy creating artwork for years.

“Once I discovered this method for myself, I truly began to enjoy painting. It removed stress and allowed me to be creative with the paint.”

Aaron, who is both red/green and blue/violet colorblind, believes that anyone can enjoy painting with his simple method. Even with severe colorblindness, using this technique, Aaron can paint just about anything you put in front of him.

Contact the gallery today to sign up for the next painting adventure with Aaron. You don’t need to bring anything but a positive attitude, water and sunscreen! Most of the classes will be Thursday afternoons from 2:00 – 5:00.  Cost is $200 per person, paid in full at time of sign-up.  For more details and to sign-up, call The Blue Giraffe at 850.231.5112.




We have lots of beautiful, fun, inspirational items on sale in the shop ~ Buy One Get One Free. We’re making space for NEW beautiful, fun, inspirational items.  So, come see us soon!  Our happy, caring Blue Giraffe Team will give you a warm welcome and help you find something special for yourself or that special loved one in your life.


Winner Nashville Lifestyles Magazine

lucky patcher downloadCongratulations to the winner of a deluxe weekend package to the 4th annual 30A Songwriters Festival, courtesy of Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, WaterColor Inn & Resort, The Blue Giraffe and Folk Artist Alan Moore!  Shown with one of his prizes – a hand-crafted Bottle Cap Guitar by Alan Moore.