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Miami Boat Show, In the Bite and Ink Tarpon

Ink Tarpon (c) 2018 Kelly Reark
© 2018 Kelly Reark, Ink Tarpon. Watercolor on cold press paper. (11 x 17 inches)

You missed it! 

One of my VIPs snapped up this beautiful watercolor. My VIP Patrons enjoyed a private art launch and each of the wonderful original works were only available to them. I won't be making any prints of these works. The only way to get in on them is to be one of my VIPs. Take a minute and sign up! Thank you for following the progression of my artwork. I look forward to sharing with you as I continue to grow and refine my craft.

"Ink Tarpon" was so much fun to create. I went crazy with the background and used washes, salt, blotters, alcohol and watercolors to create an abstract environment for these beauties. Tarpon are so darn beautiful. My pen and ink drawing is detailed and each scale articulated. 

In conjunction with the World's Richest Tarpon Tournament coming up in a few months, I am showing new art pieces in the Invitational Art Show held in downtown Boca Grande on May 18-19, 2018. I will also be showing work at the March 24-25 Fine Art Festival 2018 on Dearborn Street in Englewood. Details to follow ...
Photo Credit In The Bite Magazine
If you are a subscriber to "In The Bite" fishing magazine, you may have seen this review of the Miami Boat Show with a feature of my work! How exciting to be a part of their show review and sandwiched between Mercury and Hatteras!

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