The Artist

Keeper Originals: Watercolor Paintings and Prints was formed in 2003 after the artist, Lloyd Childers, left her lighthouse keeping duties on the Outer Banks and retired to Hampstead, NC, near Wilmington, to begin painting in earnest. After a career in State Government, she moved to Corolla on the Outer Banks as the lighthouse keeper for Currituck Beach Lighthouse and executive director of Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc., the nonprofit group that restored the keepers’ house, lighthouse and lighthouse compound in Corolla. more ...


Examples of matted and framed original watercolor and colored pencil paintings are found in this section, along with picture dimensions and comments by the artist. Anyone considering a purchase may contact the artist ( for further information such as cost of shipping, type, color and width of frame and actual size of painting. High quality paints, acid-free paper and mats ensure a long lasting original art treasure . Information about the artist is attached to the back of each picture. more ...

Watercolor Paintings

High quality, reasonably priced, matted prints of original watercolor paintings are available in two different standard sizes, 11"x14" amd 16"x20." Frames in these sizes may be found at art supply stores or frame shops at a fraction of the cost of custom frames. In this section you will find unique subject matter as well as series, including wild horses, coastal cottages, lighthouses, sailboats and rural scenes. Subject matter reflects the artist's time living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina among lighthouses and wild horses, as well as her travels to Maine, Maryland, the Southwest and the Greek Islands.

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