Blue Giraffe 2 is exhibiting eight large-format paintings by local artist Susan Anderson in March. The exhibit includes figurative paintings, landscapes and portraits. The canvases are hung in three different rooms in the restaurant.


In the absence of an artist’s opening reception, the artist and Blue Giraffe invite the public to stop by the restaurant to view the exhibit.


Susan Anderson began her career as a graphic designer, and was the lettering artist for the Dick Tracy comic strip for four years. She studied at The Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art in Chicago, and began plein air painting in Provence, France. She now splits her time between Fort Myers and Wisconsin.


“Many local shows don’t accept large works of art. We love being able to support the arts community on Sanibel through both art and music,” Blue Giraffe manager Brad MacKenzie said. “Blue Giraffe’s exhibit space gives us one more way we can promote incredible visual artists, like Susan, who live and work in our area.”


Blue Giraffe 2, at Beachview Estates, is next to the Sanibel Island Golf Club. The restaurant is open to the public every day, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., for lunch, dinner, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.


For more information, call Blue Giraffe 2 at (239) 558-5634.