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P.O. Box 1595Ocean Park ,WA98640
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Carol Thompson

Ocean Park , WA

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About Carol Thompson

Carol Thompson is a world renowned artist who has been painting for over 40 years. Her primary forte is the sea, rendering realistic and luministic interpretations in oil on canvas, gaining recognition as a master seascape painter. Carol has also gained acclaim with watercolor, pastel, and gouache, by painting lighthouses, boats/harbors, Americana, landscape, animals, still-lifes, and floral scenes using realistic, luministic, and impressionistic styles. Her artwork has been published in numerous local, national, and international publications. You can visit her website at www.carolthompson.com for more information.

Artist Statement

My art is my life -- my avocation -- my occupation -- my living -- my overwhelming addiction.

I've been painting for over 40 years, always looking forward to enhancing my ability as an artist. I am primarily self taught using my skills of observation and experimentation to develop the styles that please me. With help from artists I admire, including the masters, and extensive study and investigation, I continue to grow in knowledge and proficiency.

Even though my specialty is seascapes, I paint many other subjects in different syles using several media on several different substrates. With oil, pastel, gouache, and watercolor on canvas and paper (and sometimes other things), in realistic, impressionistic, luministic, and semi-abstract styles, I paint everything around me that grabs my attention.

I study my subjects thoroughly to insure accuracy. With sketch pad and camera, my husband Ed and I visit interesting sites and subjects. Ed has an eye for the photography and I the expertise with a pencil and pad, so when we leave a subject it is well researched. I use the photographs to help remember the details, but my sketch pad and memory are my most used tools to develop a composition and interpret it onto the canvas.

Ed, is my techy. With 50+ years as a 'computer guy', having started in the Air Force, working for AEC and DOD near Las Vegas, Nevada, and with the State of Washington, his skills have been invaluable to me as an artist. He keeps track of everything and manages my website. We do all of our own printing using a Hasselblad 50 mega-pixel camera to digitize the images, Photoshop CS4 to color correct and prepare the images for printing, high end Epson printers (13", 17", and 44") and high quality papers and canvas for printing. There are a muriad of other computer programs, framing tools and materials, shipping materials, photographic lighting, and more that are employed to make everything work.

We live near the beach in a little city at the southwest tip of Washington state called Klipsan Beach. It's just north of Long Beach, Washington. At the drop of a pin, we will hop in the big white 4 wheel drive Suburban and head for the beach. We always have bread from the day old bread store for the seagulls and crows. Sometimes we fly kites, as we are avid flyers (having flown up and down the West coast, and in Florida, Nevada, and Hawaii). Sometimes we haunt the waterfront harbors or the lighthouses. Sometimes we visit the 'no kill' animal shelter to pet the kitties. Sometimes the ocean, a seagull or crow, a boat or a kitty will show up in a painting. A few minutes out and about brings our psychi's back to normal, then it's back to painting and doing techy things.

Ed left his employment in 1989 with the state of Washington, withdrew his retirement, invested in my career, and we have made 100% of our living from my painting, with no government benefits or other retirement plans. We are constantly working (playing) and are well motivated, as the bills must be paid. I love to paint and Ed loves to play with his toys (as he calls them) but I think having to make a living at this causes us to have a much more realistic perspective on art. I pretty much paint what I want to paint in the manner I want to paint it but even though my paintings must please me, I want them to please the public as well. I want my products (paintings and prints on paper and canvas) to be the very best that can be produced, so quality in the equipment, the materials we use, and our knowledge and understanding of our avocation/occupation is in the forefront of our daily activity.

My artwork, originals and prints, are sold all over the world and have been published in many magazines and books as articles and advertisements. I have been on the 6 o'clock news painting a mural and interviewed on public television and radio stations in several states. I've been on boards, a member of art groups and service clubs, and a docent. My work has hung in a US Senator's office in Washington D.C., state office buildings, and galleries (many one person shows). I have given demonstrations and lectures, consulted on art hangings and purchases, chaired art shows, volunteered as an art teacher, and adjudicated juried art exhibits. I have participated in prestigious art shows in 5 states throughout the West plus Florida. I have won numerous awards. I have been interviewed, photographed, written about, signed autographs, signed books and booklets, given a free lunch, and embarrassed on many occasions by adoring fans. And after all of this, I just want to be an artist!

I am an artist through and through. My art is my life. I will paint until my last breath.

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Seagull And Pelican Canvas Giclee Print By Carol Thompson

Seagull And Pel...

by Carol Thompson

$165.00

After Lunch Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Ocean By Carol Thompson

After Lunch Can...

by Carol Thompson

$170.00

Here's Lookin' At You Canvas Giclee Print Kite Flying by Carol Thompson

Here's Lookin' ...

by Carol Thompson

$60.00

Scary Spider Canvas Giclee Print Kite Flying by Carol Thompson

Scary Spider Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$60.00

I Did My Job Well Canvas Giclee Print Farm Truck By Carol Thompson

I Did My Job We...

by Carol Thompson

$165.00

Kay Ann At The Bridge Canvas Giclee Print Fishing Boat By Carol Thompson

Kay Ann At The ...

by Carol Thompson

$165.00

Seeking Canvas Giclee Print Seagull Gull By Carol Thompson

Seeking Canvas ...

by Carol Thompson

$165.00

Dry Time Canvas Giclee Print Cormorant By Carol Thompson

Dry Time Canvas...

by Carol Thompson

$165.00

Soaring High Canvas Giclee Print Seagulls by Carol Thompson

Soaring High Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$165.00

Break In The Storm Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Sunrays By Carol Thompson

Break In The St...

by Carol Thompson

$115.00

Sunset At Sea Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Sunset By Carol Thompson

Sunset At Sea C...

by Carol Thompson

$90.00

The Sentinel Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Lighthouse By Carol Thompson

The Sentinel Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$120.00

Snowy Morn Canvas Giclee Print Crows Corvids By Carol Thompson

Snowy Morn Canv...

by Carol Thompson

$165.00

Umpqua River Lighthouse Canvas Giclee Print Oregon by Carol Thompson

Umpqua River Li...

by Carol Thompson

$165.00

North Head In The Fog Canvas Giclee Print Washington Lighthouse by Carol Thompson

North Head In T...

by Carol Thompson

$165.00

Seaview Seven Canvas Giclee Print Pelicans Beach by Carol Thompson

Seaview Seven C...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Yaquina Head Lighthouse Canvas Giclee Newport Oregon By Carol Thompson

Yaquina Head Li...

by Carol Thompson

$65.00

Lobster Kite Canvas Giclee Print Flying By Carol Thompson

Lobster Kite Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Midnight Canvas Giclee Print Flowers Iris By Carol Thompson

Midnight Canvas...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Sojourn Canvas Giclee Print Fishing Boat By Carol Thompson

Sojourn Canvas ...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Taking A Break Canvas Giclee Print Pickup Truck By Carol Thompson

Taking A Break ...

by Carol Thompson

$55.00

Glass Float Canvas Giclee Print Sunset Seascape By Carol Thompson

Glass Float Can...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

On The Alert Canvas Giclee Print Crow Corvid By Carol Thompson

On The Alert Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

January Showers Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Ocean By Carol Thompson

January Showers...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Pelicans Three Canvas Giclee Print Beach Seascape By Carol Thompson

Pelicans Three ...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Rainbow Forest Canvas Giclee Landscape By Carol Thompson

Rainbow Forest ...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Cape Meares Lighthouse Canvas Giclee Oregon By Carol Thompson

Cape Meares Lig...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

A Dragon Flies Canvas Giclee Print Kite Flying By Carol Thompson

A Dragon Flies ...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Nasturtiums Canvas Giclee Print Flowers By Carol Thompson

Nasturtiums Can...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Proud Rooster Canvas Giclee Print Chicken By Carol Thompson

Proud Rooster C...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

When Tug Comes To Push Canvas Giclee Print Tugboat By Carol Thompson

When Tug Comes ...

by Carol Thompson

$65.00

Blue Tractor Canvas Giclee Print Farm Implement By Carol Thompson

Blue Tractor Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Morning Breeze Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Ocean By Carol Thompson

Morning Breeze ...

by Carol Thompson

$120.00

Oyster Watch Canvas Giclee Print Seagull Gull Oysters By Carol Thompson

Oyster Watch Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

White And Ruffled Canvas Giclee Print Daffodils Flower Carol Thompson

White And Ruffl...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Blue Crocus Canvas Giclee Print Flower Floral Carol Thompson

Blue Crocus Can...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Catala Canvas Giclee Print Boatel Ship By Carol Thompson

Catala Canvas G...

by Carol Thompson

$60.00

Pink Rhododendron Canvas Giclee Print Rhody Flower Carol Thompson

Pink Rhododendr...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

Soft Fog Canvas Giclee Print Seascape By Carol Thompson

Soft Fog Canvas...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Approaching Storm Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Ocean By Carol Thompson

Approaching Sto...

by Carol Thompson

$60.00

Squawking Gull Canvas Giclee Print Seagull Gull By Carol Thompson

Squawking Gull ...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Canvas Giclee Florida By Carol Thompson

Ponce de Leon I...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Moolack Beach Canvas Giclee Print Kite Flying Lighthouse By Carol Thompson

Moolack Beach C...

by Carol Thompson

$65.00

Golden Morning Canvas Giclee Print Tulips Flower Floral By Carol Thompson

Golden Morning ...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Daffodils Canvas Giclee Print Flowers Floral by Carol Thompson

Daffodils Canva...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

Baa Baa Canvas Giclee Print Sheep Black Pasture By Carol Thompson

Baa Baa Canvas ...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Natoma Canvas Giclee Print Tugboat Astoria Oregon By Carol Thompson

Natoma Canvas G...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Blue And Proud Canvas Giclee Print Old Vintage Truck by Carol Thompson

Blue And Proud ...

by Carol Thompson

$50.00

Three Birch Trees Canvas Giclee Print Landscape Carol Thompson

Three Birch Tre...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

Cape Arago Lighthouse Canvas Giclee Oregon Coast By Carol Thompson

Cape Arago Ligh...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

TRLBYs At Sea Canvas Giclee Print Stunt Kite Flying By Carol Thompson

TRLBYs At Sea C...

by Carol Thompson

$60.00

Pacific Predator Canvas Giclee Print Fishing Boat Astoria Oregon By Carol Thompson

Pacific Predato...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Royal Queen Canvas Giclee Print Iris Irises Flower Carol Thompson

Royal Queen Can...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

A Stormy Sea Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Ocean By Carol Thompson

A Stormy Sea Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$120.00

Cows In The Corn Canvas Giclee Print Farm Field Silo by Carol Thompson

Cows In The Cor...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Hanging Out Canvas Giclee Print Cormorant Piling by Carol Thompson

Hanging Out Can...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Studebaker Twins Canvas Giclee Print Old Vintage Cars by Carol Thompson

Studebaker Twin...

by Carol Thompson

$50.00

Lime Kiln Lighthouse Canvas Giclee Puget Sound Washington By Carol Thompson

Lime Kiln Light...

by Carol Thompson

$120.00

Stormy Weather Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Ocean Greys By Carol Thompson

Stormy Weather ...

by Carol Thompson

$65.00

Heceta Head Lighthouse Canvas Giclee Oregon Coast By Carol Thompson

Heceta Head Lig...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

Red Octopus Canvas Giclee Print Kite Flying Festival By Carol Thompson

Red Octopus Can...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

A Joy Forever Canvas Giclee Print Roses Flower By Carol Thompson

A Joy Forever C...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Liberty Canvas Giclee Print Tugboat Astoria Oregon By Carol Thompson

Liberty Canvas ...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

As The Sun Goes Down Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Ocean Sunset By Carol Thompson

As The Sun Goes...

by Carol Thompson

$90.00

Cape Blanco Light Station Canvas Giclee Oregon Coast By Carol Thompson

Cape Blanco Lig...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

Flying Colors Canvas Giclee Print Eddy Kites Train By Carol Thompson

Flying Colors C...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Daisies Canvas Giclee Print Daisy Flower Floral By Carol Thompson

Daisies Canvas ...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

Harbor Sunset Canvas Giclee Print Mt Rainier By Carol Thompson

Harbor Sunset C...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Red And Gold Marigolds Canvas Giclee Print Flowers By Carol Thompson

Red And Gold Ma...

by Carol Thompson

$35.00

White And Purple Iris Canvas Giclee Print Flower By Carol Thompson

White And Purpl...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

Midwinter Day Canvas Giclee Print Seascape By Carol Thompson

Midwinter Day C...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Evening Canvas Giclee Print Sunset Seascape By Carol Thompson

Evening Canvas ...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

One After Another Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Ocean By Carol Thompson

One After Anoth...

by Carol Thompson

$80.00

Heron Reflections Canvas Giclee Print Great Blue By Carol Thompson

Heron Reflectio...

by Carol Thompson

$65.00

The Larch Canvas Giclee Print Tree Forest By Carol Thompson

The Larch Canva...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

St. Augustine Lighthouse Canvas Giclee Print Florida By Carol Thompson

St. Augustine L...

by Carol Thompson

$55.00

Cape Disappointment Light Station Canvas Giclee Print Washington By Carol Thompson

Cape Disappoint...

by Carol Thompson

$35.00

TRLBYs Three Canvas Giclee Print Kite Flying By Carol Thompson

TRLBYs Three Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Peek a Boo Pansies Canvas Giclee Print Flowers By Carol Thompson

Peek a Boo Pans...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

Willamette Champion Canvas Giclee Print Tug Tugboat Boat By Carol Thompson

Willamette Cham...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Peaceful Harbor Canvas Giclee Print Sail Boats By Carol Thompson

Peaceful Harbor...

by Carol Thompson

$50.00

George Allen Canvas Giclee Print Fishing Boat By Carol Thompson

George Allen Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

White Lupine Canvas Giclee Print Flowers By Carol Thompson

White Lupine Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Kites Aloft Canvas Giclee Print Kite Flying By Carol Thompson

Kites Aloft Can...

by Carol Thompson

$50.00

Pigeon Point Lighthouse Canvas Giclee Print California By Carol Thompson

Pigeon Point Li...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Mutual Respect Canvas Giclee Print Seagull Crow By Carol Thompson

Mutual Respect ...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Power Play Canvas Giclee Print Seascape By Carol Thompson

Power Play Canv...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Gathering Of Gulls Canvas Giclee Print Seagulls Gulls By Carol Thompson

Gathering Of Gu...

by Carol Thompson

$55.00

Ruby Lily Canvas Giclee Print Fishing Boat By Carol Thompson

Ruby Lily Canva...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Two Toned Purple Iris Canvas Giclee Print Iris Flower By Carol Thompson

Two Toned Purpl...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Three Octopuses Canvas Giclee Print Kite Flying By Carol Thompson

Three Octopuses...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Lady Of The North Wind Canvas Giclee Print Oregon Lighthouse By Carol Thompson

Lady Of The Nor...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Digging For Clams Canvas Giclee Print Clamdiggers By Carol Thompson

Digging For Cla...

by Carol Thompson

$120.00

Blush Of Summer Canvas Giclee Print Geraniums Floral by Carol Thompson

Blush Of Summer...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

The Farmhouse On The Hill Canvas Giclee Print Farm Carol Thompson

The Farmhouse O...

by Carol Thompson

$50.00

Days Long Gone By Canvas Giclee Print Vintage Buick Carol Thompson

Days Long Gone ...

by Carol Thompson

$80.00

Double Dragons Canvas Giclee Print Kite Flying by Carol Thompson

Double Dragons ...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Challenge At The Bridge Canvas Giclee Print Tall Ship Carol Thompson

Challenge At Th...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Pelican On A Piling Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Carol Thompson

Pelican On A Pi...

by Carol Thompson

$65.00

Bandon Lighthouse Canvas Giclee Print Oregon by Carol Thompson

Bandon Lighthou...

by Carol Thompson

$35.00

Thunderheads Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Ocean by Carol Thompson

Thunderheads Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

Sunrays Canvas Giclee Print Seascapes Ocean by Carol Thompson

Sunrays Canvas ...

by Carol Thompson

$65.00

Good Morning Canvas Giclee Print Flower Floral by Carol Thompson

Good Morning Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

Red Red Rose Canvas Giclee Print Flower Floral by Carol Thompson

Red Red Rose Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Go Canvas Giclee Print Crow Corvid Black Bird by Carol Thompson

Go Canvas Gicle...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Seven Sisters Canvas Giclee Print Cows Bovines Dairy by Carol Thompson

Seven Sisters C...

by Carol Thompson

$70.00

Anthurium Canvas Giclee Print Tropical Flowers by Carol Thompson

Anthurium Canva...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Mt Rainier Reflections Canvas Giclee Print Mountain by Carol Thompson

Mt Rainier Refl...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Put Me To Work Canvas Giclee Print Roadgrader Carol Thompson

Put Me To Work ...

by Carol Thompson

$65.00

Star Spangled Spinsock Canvas Giclee Print Kite Flying Carol Thompson

Star Spangled S...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Chinook On The Ply Canvas Giclee Print Tugboat by Carol Thompson

Chinook On The ...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Harbor Gulls Canvas Giclee Print Gig Harbor Washington Carol Thompson

Harbor Gulls Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

Diamond Head Lighthouse Canvas Giclee Print Hawaii Carol Thompson

Diamond Head Li...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

Turbulent Water Canvas Giclee Print Seascape by Carol Thompson

Turbulent Water...

by Carol Thompson

$65.00

Black Iris Canvas Giclee Print Flower Floral by Carol Thompson

Black Iris Canv...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Set Canvas Giclee Print Crow Corvid by Carol Thompson

Set Canvas Gicl...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Rain Again Canvas Giclee Print Cats Kittens by Carol Thompson

Rain Again Canv...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

A Story To Tell Canvas Giclee Print Old Pickup Truck by Carol Thompson

A Story To Tell...

by Carol Thompson

$55.00

Neos Omega Canvas Giclee Print Revolution Kite by Carol Thompson

Neos Omega Canv...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

The Red Sailboat Canvas Giclee Print Shorebird by Carol Thompson

The Red Sailboa...

by Carol Thompson

$50.00

Cormorant Canvas Giclee Print Black Shore Bird Piling Carol Thompson

Cormorant Canva...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse Canvas Giclee Print Oregon by Carol Thompson

Tillamook Rock ...

by Carol Thompson

$130.00

Winter Day Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Coast Ocean by Carol Thompson

Winter Day Canv...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Summer Kites Canvas Giclee Print TRLBY Stunt by Carol Thompson

Summer Kites Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$35.00

North To Juneau Canvas Giclee Print Tugboat Tug Boat by Carol Thompson

North To Juneau...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Sanderlings Canvas Giclee Print Sandpipers Shore by Carol Thompson

Sanderlings Can...

by Carol Thompson

$135.00

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse Canvas Giclee Print Florida Carol Thompson

Hillsboro Inlet...

by Carol Thompson

$105.00

Turbulent Surf Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Ocean by Carol Thompson

Turbulent Surf ...

by Carol Thompson

$75.00

Mixed Pansies Canvas Giclee Print Flowers Floral by Carol Thompson

Mixed Pansies C...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

Morning Coffee Canvas Giclee Print Espresso Bar by Carol Thompson

Morning Coffee ...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Cuttlefish Canvas Giclee Print Kite Flying by Carol Thompson

Cuttlefish Canv...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Earnest At Rest Canvas Giclee Print Tugboat by Carol Thompson

Earnest At Rest...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

A Walking Rainbow Canvas Giclee Print Seagull Gull by Carol Thompson

A Walking Rainb...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Cape D Light Station Canvas Giclee Print Lighthouse by Carol Thompson

Cape D Light St...

by Carol Thompson

$40.00

Last Blast of Color Canvas Giclee Print Seascape by Carol Thompson

Last Blast of C...

by Carol Thompson

$50.00

Three Calla Blossoms Canvas Giclee Print Lilies Flower Carol Thompson

Three Calla Blo...

by Carol Thompson

$140.00

Ready Canvas Giclee Print Crow Corvid Black Bird by Carol Thompson

Ready Canvas Gi...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Old Rooster Canvas Giclee Print Cock Chicken Farm by Carol Thompson

Old Rooster Can...

by Carol Thompson

$140.00

Garden Harvest Canvas Giclee Print Vegetables Fruit by Carol Thompson

Garden Harvest ...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Nash In The Grass Canvas Giclee Print Metropolitan Car Carol Thompson

Nash In The Gra...

by Carol Thompson

$50.00

Corkscrew Canvas Giclee Print TRLBY Stunt Kite Flying Carol Thompson

Corkscrew Canva...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

El Tiburon Blanco Canvas Giclee Print White Shark CGC Steadfast Cutter

El Tiburon Blan...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Beach Buddies Canvas Giclee Print Pelicans Seascape by Carol Thompson

Beach Buddies C...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

North Head Lighthouse Canvas Giclee Print by Carol Thompson

North Head Ligh...

by Carol Thompson

$45.00

Sneaker Wave Canvas Giclee Print Seascape Ocean Coast Carol Thompson

Sneaker Wave Ca...

by Carol Thompson

$120.00

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