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Leisure Time


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.

Shipping fees to be paid by buyer.

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Artwork and images are subject to copyright. Reproductions for any use are not allowed.

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Artwork purchased online may either be picked up on or after December 31st at the St. Augustine Art Association (22 Marine Street) or shipped to the buyer (ALL SHIPPING COSTS TO BE PAID BY THE BUYER). Please contact STAAA to arrange: or (904) 824-2310 (Mon-Fri).

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Dimensions 24 × 12 in