Oil by Chad Turner
⏤ 24 in x 12 in, Framed
"As a native Floridian my family and I have unknowingly lived the so-called salt-life. Many of my early years were spent diving and shelling with my mom and sister or birding and fishing with my dad. And when I wasn't fishing, I was hand-feeding them mussels while snorkeling around the docks of the lake I grew up on. With a coastline of nearly 1,200 miles, a tidal shoreline of 2,276 miles, 663 miles of beaches, 11,000 miles of rivers, streams and waterways, and a total water area of 4,308 square miles -- it's just life. I have always enjoyed wildlife art, especially that which reminds me of my childhood and Florida. I work with many different mediums -- the fish carvings are wood and painted with acrylic, I also draw using graphite and charcoal and recently started working with oil which since, has been difficult to drag myself away from. It began as a challenge to myself and my first piece was solely for myself but not very thankful I'm fortunate enough to be able to create things that are a reflection of myself and kindred spirits."
Artwork may be picked up from STAAA on or after December 31, 2021.
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