HOMES OF THE TREASURE COAST
The master bath maintains the indoor/outdoor feel of the entire house.
current master bedroom was once Katharine’s
studio. “It had racks and railings that
held her artwork. We painted them white
and they’re in the living room/kitchen area
now where we display the art.”
Katharine’s art includes pieces she’d
given her daughter over the years, including
portraits of her children. There’s also
a piece, by well-known Vero artist Rene
Guerin, of Katharine working on a painting
at the beach nearby.
More family art continues the generational
link. Fields’ daughter, Caroline Hilson,
an illustrator who studied art at the
renowned Central Saint Martins College of
Art and Design in London has her art on
display in the home. As does her nephew,
Will Johnson, a freshman at Dartmouth,
known locally for his nature art, including
his bird illustrations.
Exterior elements as well are holdovers
from Fields’ parents. A great oak tree still
dominates the backyard and clinging to it
is the same staghorn fern her mother attached
to the tree.
“It got sad looking during construction,”
Fields says. “I would come by and give it a
banana peel and a bottle of water, I wanted
to maintain it.” The now robust fern
thrives alongside her mother’s vintage
orchids that hang in baskets from the trees.