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New Tarpon Painting “Payoff”

It’s always great when I have a chance to work on a painting for a friend who has a special connection to something.  In this case, it was my friend who had an epic day of Tarpon fishing (and I just happened to be fishing with him that day).  He got a great shot of the leaping fish on his GoPro, and asked me to re-create it so he could look at it any time he wanted to in his living room.

Using a unique size/shape canvas, it was especially fun to work on it.  When this beauty was finished, my wife and I sat back and tried to come up with a title.  We had a long list, but kept coming back to “Payoff” — we decided that, after all the hard work, dedication, hope, financial investment and time spent, it seemed only fitting that this painting be given that title.  I almost hated to deliver it to my friend because I was enjoying it so much in my studio!  But he was pretty darn happy when he saw it, and that’s just great.

Prints will be available soon!


Coastal Conservation Association Featured Artist

I’m pleased to have been selected by Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) as their Featured Artist at the October 15 event in Peace River.  I’ll be there signing limited edition lithographs and auctioning off a customized canvas print of my popular “Round ‘Em Up” gal.  CCA does great things in our community, and I’m proud to be affiliated with them.  Please check out their website for more information.

round em up cca

Birthday Cats

September brings with it lots of birthdays of friends and family members, so Max and Phoebe decided to throw them all a big party to celebrate them all!

Max & Phoebe Birthday Cats

Special Mermaid for Florida Winefest & Auction

Over the summer, when the folks at Florida Winefest & Auction asked me to create a special image to showcase their 2016 events, I immediately thought of a mermaid in a wine glass.  The idea was good, but pulling it off was a little daunting, and it took me a few tries before I finally got her the way I wanted her.  When finished, I knew she was the perfect image for this special organization that supports many charities throughout Sarasota & Manatee counties in Florida.  She’s titled “Perfectly Paired” and she’s a beauty!  I unveiled the painting live on the Suncoast View TV show so check it out – it was fun!

Over the next many months you’ll see her on marketing materials advertising Winefest events.  Plus, the original painting will be auctioned off at the Grand Tasting event on March 19, 2016.  I’ll offer prints and wood signs after the big events.  Please check out Florida Winefest & Auction for information and ticket details.

perfectly paired