Florida’s recent bout of red tide has been devastating to our beautiful Gulf, our sea life, and our coastal businesses. The whole situation has really affected me, but I finally decided to do something about it. I created two designs that remind me of the things we love about our Gulf Coast, like turtles, dolphins, manatees, game fish, and more. I’m hoping to sell a bunch of ’em, and I’ll donate a portion of the proceeds to Captains for Clean Water. Doing something really helps with frustration, so here’s something YOU can do: BUY A COOL SHIRT! Trust me, it helps.
Yes, it has been a while, so it’s time for a sale! June 20, 2018 thru July 6, 2018, I’m offering 20% off my “Fabulous Florida” posters (regularly price $25). In your cart, simply enter the word fabulous in the coupon section and your total will be adjusted. (Note: this special is just for the “Fabulous Florida” poster).
I’m so pleased to announce that for the 8th year I’ve been selected as the featured artist for the Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament! The event is held on Mother’s Day weekend each year, and it’s a great opportunity for female anglers to show their grit. My original painting titled “Reelin Rosie” is a fun piece, and it’s featured on limited edition posters, apparel and marketing materials. My inspiration was the famous 1942 image “We Can Do It” by artist J. Howard Miller, and this event seemed like the right time to highlight the strength, contributions and general awesomeness of women.
My wife wrote a nice piece in the Boca Beacon to lend insight about how the painting came to be. Check it out when you get a chance!
If you live in the Sarasota area or like to visit Siesta Key Beach, stop into Clayton’s Siesta Grille the next time you’re around — not just for the food (awesome that it is), but also to see my artwork that adorns the walls there. You’ll see favorites like my retro-style gals, but also, a few original paintings capturing some of my favorite things like fishing reels, burgee signs, and more. Clayton’s has been around for about 15 years on the Key, and locals know it’s always a great experience!
Back by popular demand! I’ve authorized the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce to offer re-prints of some of my sold-out, popular Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament posters. To complete your collection (or give as a gift), take advantage of this special Christmas release of the 2008, 2009 and 2011 posters. They’re $20 each and can be purchased in person at the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce, or by calling their office at 941-964-0568 to have one (or more!) mailed to you.
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous year in 2017! I’ve got lots of projects up my sleeve for this year, so stay tuned 🙂
If you want to add some retro-style art to your walls but don’t want to break the bank, I’ve got Mini Prints specially priced through December, 2016! They’re regularly 20 bucks, but you can get them for only ten bucks this month!
Over the summer I was busy working on a fun painting I’ve named “Fabulous Florida” – a retro-style image of the Sunshine State, intermingled with some cute vignettes of the things that make it special. It was a fun collaboration with my friends at Authentic Florida and you can now purchase Collector’s edition posters on my site – they’re signed/numbered and stamped with the Authentic Florida seal of approval, and only 300 of this edition will be made! Wood signs, canvas prints and other stuff will be available when this edition sells out.
And check out my wife Nicole’s guess blog post on this week’s Authentic Florida newsletter – in it, she shares some interesting insight about what goes on behind the scenes of our artistic operation 🙂
I’ve been collaborating with my friend Robin Draper at AuthenticFlorida — her wonderful blog is all about Florida. And what better way to celebrate Florida than by creating a special piece of art that showcases all its wonderful offerings?
As soon as I’m finished, I’ll be offering the original painting for sale, as well as, canvas prints, wood signs, small prints and maybe some additional special items. More news to follow, but here are a few images of the in-process painting:
The Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce is hosting a mixer on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Chamber courtyard, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. I’ll be there to showcase my original painting “Lucky Tarpon” (featured for the 2016 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament events) and to customize limited edition/signed posters (see image below) – get ’em while they last, since they go fast!
You can see the original painting at Paradise Cove Properties on Boca Grande — it will be available for purchase, so let me know if you’d like more information.
P.S. limited edition, signed posters can be ordered at: http://www.ladiestarpon.com/shop.html
My “Perfectly Paired” image of a pretty blond mermaid resting in a glass of white wine is now available as a canvas print (size 24×36 or 20X30). P.S. a wood sign design is in the works and will be ready soon!
Here’s one straight from my sketch pad. . .my version of Max & Phoebe in that famous Grinch scene. Cute, huh? I think the caption would be something like “Why am I always the reindeer? I want to play Santa!”