On the beautiful island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Elaine Estern is living the dream. Residing above her studio on Frank Bay, you can find her painting the scenic vistas from her front porch at Coconut Coast Studios.  Inside you can find original watercolors, giclees, prints, framed tile murals, magnets, notecards, gifts, souvenirs and more. Please stop by the gallery and say Hello.

Hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm

Closed on Sunday

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Elaine’s limited edition framable art calendar, Reflections of St. John. Featuring 12 new images that will take your breath away



Over 200 images to choose from in 3 sizes: single 8×10 tile, 6-piece mural or 12-piece mural
with 4 framing options: Faux Coral, Mahogany, White Wash Lobster Trap or Dark Lobster Trap. The perfect addition to your home!


Watercolor artwork depicting scenes around St. John and the neighboring Virgin Islands. Elaine is known for her two world creations, showing both above and below water in the same piece



Elaine’s first illustrated children’s book, One Lucky Duck

Prints & Gifts

Lithographs, giclees, tote bags, luggage tags, magnets and lots more! Limited edition fine art prints

Hammock Commission


Love the view from your villa? A special memory at one of the beaches? How about your dog or cat in a hammock? Have Elaine paint your favorite scene

Coconut Telegraph

Winter Newsletter 🌴

January 22, 2018

Thank you all for staying in touch with us! It was heart warming to get all of your emails, cards, orders, and calls. After two months I figured out how to forward the gallery phone to my cell phone! So, if you have been calling, and I did not respond,… Read more

Sunset Party

December 29, 2017

We hope to resume the Sunset parties in February. Due to damages of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, we have had to delay them. Updates from the St. John Flutes. Katha Ricciardi lost the roof to her home, and has been dealing with the aftermath. She had her flute refurbished, but… Read more

Post Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria

December 15, 2017

I am so thankful to tell you all that the gallery exists, and will return to her old glory. The gallery is getting cleaned up, little by little. There is so much to be done, on every front, but we are accomplishing much on some days, and a little on… Read more