Jeffrey Brailas Plein Art Paintings in Belize!

Painting Trip to Belize by Jeffrey Brailas

“We recently traveled to Belize, a country rich in wildlife with a strong commitment towards conservation. Belize is also culturally vibrant and diverse, and the Belizeans are extremely warm and welcoming hosts.

We first traveled to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, which is the world’s largest protected environment (200 sq. mi.) for jaguars. A fellow traveler spotted and photographed a gorgeous female jaguar!!! We did, however, view many species of birds with the assistance of our excellent guide, Golden, a native of the nearby town of Hopkins. Among our sightings was a wood stork and a violet saber-wing hummingbird.

We also traveled to Monkey River and Monkey Bay, where we saw crocodiles, green iguanas, howler monkeys, and manatees!!! I was the only one who saw an elusive blue morpho butterfly which served as a reminder to conserve our wild environments.

We were the guests of the Hamanasi Resort which is strongly committed to conservation. There they have reduced beach erosion by maintaining the coastal forest which is threatened by development. It was here among the coconut palms and sea grapes where I did my plein air paintings.

We toured nearby villages and developed an deeper understanding of Belize. We also were enjoyed a dance and drumming performance given by a group from Dangriga. They were outstanding!!! I am currently researching Belizean folklore as subjects for studio painting.

I will be posting my Belizean plein air paintings soon.”


  1. Belize is a beautiful country and its people is remarkable with tourists and we must support all artistic expressions as it is something that benefits everyone, go ahead and successes

  2. we loved the nature on Koh Phangan Island, 40 % is rainforest, so we explore it with, they took us to waterafalls, elephant camp with baby elephant, canopy at rainforest with amazing viewpoint and thaiboxing show was excelent. day full of fun. when you visiting thailand don’t miss this rainforest adventure tour!

    T & M

  3. Im curious if you ever have problems with what people post? Recently it seems to have become an epidemic, recently though it has turned around. What are your thoughts?


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