POP-UP Print Signing Today in Key West, Florida. Rabbit Kekai (2015) - Oil on Linen - 48 x 46 • Duval Street: I'll be signing my Faces of Surfing prints and Faces of Key West books today at Venter Surf and Sport, 800 Duval St. from 3:30 - 6:30. Stop by and receive a free limited edition Toes on the Nose, Rabbit Kekai tee with purchase of a print.
When worlds collide and you run into one of your dad's employees from your childhood Michigan surf shops in your own store 30 years later. Eric now plays in a band called The Cheap Dates at Margaritaville a few times a year. My Dad always had the good taste to hire musicians.
Kathy Sheehan (2004) - Oil on Canvas- 36 x 20 inches. Private Collection. Faces of Key West IV
I learned today that Kathy Sheehan has passed away. She was an integral part of my Faces of Key West body of work as she encompassed all of the love around the Key West chicken population. She rescued and recuperated baby chicks, hens, and roosters all in her little White House called the Chicken Store on Duval St. near United St. I always called her when I found one in distress. I remember she had a rooster she named Little Jerry. He was lost and so was she without him. She posted signs all over Key West and would stop in my studio asking if I had seen him. She unexpectedly bought this painting I made of her. I appreciated it so much because I had no idea that she was an art collector.
Lock-In '05 (2005) - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 inches each painting. This piece is made up of all Key West artists who spent 24 hours in my studio making work for an exhibit which debuted the following week.