Gary Monroe has given 300 public and private lectures about the Highwaymen and self-taught Floridian art throughout the state and beyond, having earned the decisive voice in interpreting these interesting and often challenging artworks. Contact us to learn about arranging lectures.

Acquiring books and artwork

Please Contact us to order books (signed on request). To purchase original artwork by the Highwaymen and some of the finest contemporary self-taught artists in Florida, go to

Newest Highwaymen Book

Released in the Fall of 2014, Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen is Gary Monroe’s fourth book about the Highwaymen. Besides an in-depth look at the only female of the cohort, it explores the Jim Crow environment in which the artists painted and prospered.

Signed copies of this book, along with Mr. Monroe’s other books, is available through Lisa Stone Arts –

In Development: Esmond Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur

E.G. Barnhill was a photographer during the early 1900s who has slipped through art history’s cracks. Now, with this book, his astonishing images will come to life along with his fascinating biography. From the then-popular hand-tinted tourist art photographs, Barnhill branched out to produce rarefied gold-toned photographs; these honey colored images were printed on glass. He took this further with uranium-dyed images, giving an unearthly glow to the Florida landscape.