Renowned Guests

that have Visited Historic Shadow Point

Over the Years

Many of the artists listed below have taught workshops at Historic Shadow Point. We have also hosted high school children down from the north to study the ecosystem in our area. There have been teachers with groups of guests that have taught Yoga and Reiki. We have groups that come together to dive on the famous Pennekamp Park.


My father Dr. Robert McNaughton a Gastroenterologist, and in his own right a distinguisher botanist brought many of his cronies interested in botany to stay and experience the wonderful flora and fauna that exist in the area.


My grandfather was Marvin D Adams who built the cut from the ocean side of Key Largo to the bayside. The Monroe County Commission renamed the cut to the "Marvin D. Adams Waterway," and it continues to serve the Upper Keys community. It could be the second most significant non-government private project, the railroad being the first in our Upper Keys history. In his own right, Marvin was a poet and enjoyed sitting out by the water to get inspired.


 Buckminster Fuller was a 20th-century inventor and visionary who did not limit himself to one field but worked as a 'comprehensive anticipatory design scientist' to solve global problems.


 Philip Michael Ondaatje is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian poet, fiction writer, essayist, novelist, editor, and filmmaker. He is the recipient of multiple literary awards such as the Governor General's Award, the Giller Prize, the Booker Prize, and the Prix Médicis étranger.



Linda Spalding author of whose books include The Purchase, a Governor General's Literary Award winner from 2012, and A Reckoning.


Dennis Aufiery renowned artist who received numerous awards for his paintings including the Josef Albers Fellowship to the Skowhegan School, and the Thomas Eakins prize from the Pennsylvania Academy.


Robin Makowski Artist who has illustrated more than thirty published children’s books, she also authored half of them.  Her illustrations have appeared in publications such as National Geographic Magazine, The Cousteau Society’s Dolphin Log, Surfer, and New Yorker Magazines


Dr. David S. Howell Professor of medicine at the Miller School of Medicine since 1967, is founder of its arthritis division, an international expert in the mineralization of cartilage, and author of hundreds of textbook chapters and journal articles. Dr Howell is also an acclaimed painter of the majestic and passionate sea, from Gloucester to Key Largo, who has generously agreed to support United Way with artist-approved, studio-quality, prints of his work.


William(Bill)  Whitman famed horticulturist and member of a pioneering Miami Beach family.

Todd Daniel Snider is an American singer-songwriter with a musical style that combines Americanaalt-country, and folk.


 Maggie Hurchella, city commissioner of Martin County, Fl  for over 20 years and famed environmentalist. In 2002, she was named the Everglades Coalition's Conservationist of the Year.[6] In 2003 she won a National Wetlands Award from the Environmental Law Institute for volunteer leadership.[2] In 2019 she gave the keynote address at the 50th anniversary meeting of the Friends of the Everglades.[9]


Bill Baggs, journalist, and writer for the Miami News. He supported early pioneering conservation efforts to rescue the southeast section of Key Biscayne from overdevelopment by real estate developers. The Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park was named in his honor on land protected from development.



Kay Sweeney, Botanist, and  Owner of the Kampong, Dr. David Fairchild’s private home.


Roger Murray Artist and cartoonist. An American tourist saw his paintings and offered a fair sum of money for it, changing the course of Roger's French painting career. Now living on Zaca he switched to more serious marine paintings. It was not long, with the help of a local French artist, that galleries in Nice, Cannes, and London started to sell his marine paintings. Exhibitions followed in Nice, Paris, The Royal Society of Marine Artists in London, The Royal Academy, Coasts of Britain Exhibition, the Manchester Academy, plus various major exhibitions of marine art.

Roger's paintings began to be owned by quite a few notable people including The Duke of Edinburgh. But as he always maintained, he was never a proper artist in the fine art sense, always a bum quayside artist with a taste for painting boats and the sea. Never caring much for the arts community. Nevertheless, Roger's marine paintings today are commanding high prices.

Lundin Kudo studied art in the studio of Miguel Ballesta, in Seville, Spain, from 1959-60, and received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1969. Her work has been featured in numerous galleries in Florida and throughout the United States, and it can be found in private collections across North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Japan.


Lundin Kudo Artist and ceramist who studied art in the studio of Miguel Ballesta, in Seville, Spain, from 1959-60, and received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1969. Her work has been featured in numerous galleries in Florida and throughout the United States, and it can be found in private collections across North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Japan.

Karen Massengill  Artist became a signature artist in the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Birds in Art, an annual international competition, has accepted her entry four times, twice in watercolor and twice in oils. She has held several workshops at Historic Shadow Point.

 Cristina de la Vega Artist was named the featured artist for Artsfest 2015. Artsfest, presented by The Arts Council of Martin County, Florida


Janeen Mason is a noted artist, curator, author, illustrator, speaker, and arts advocate based on Florida’s Treasure Coast, where she has curated 35 exhibits since joining The Lighthouse Art Center in 2016; ten for the State of Florida’s official galleries in Tallahassee. As an avid champion for the arts, Janeen has served in appointed positions under three governors, advising on matters regarding arts and culture as a board member for Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Citizens for Florida Arts, and as a member of the Florida Department of State’s Strategic Planning Task Force under the Division of Cultural Affairs.
​Janeen’s fine art has been featured in solo exhibits at galleries and museums throughout Florida and is part of the permanent collections at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Central Florida. Private collectors include S. Kent Rockwell, the late Burt Reynolds and Reba McIntire. Janeen has published sixteen children’s books that have garnered ten industry awards and won the affection and favor of booksellers, libraries, schools, and families nationwide. Her latest book, Counting the Days, was published in June 2019.

Dan Mackin world-renowned artist, famed for painting scenes from his exotic trips in the Caribbean, South Pacific, Asia, and the Amazon River rainforest.


Lindy McLister

Lish Butler

Patty Childs

Annie Potts

Barbara Icida

Terri Grazzi

Caroline Smith

Barbara McDaniels

Pam Patterson

Julia Kelly

Alda Fry

Pam Patterson

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