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2004 © Kelly Reark, No Guts, No Sushi. Acrylic on canvas (16x20). "No Guts, No Sushi" was inspired by a lot of time offshore tuna and mahi fishing, and on an island mostly inhabited by rumrunners and watching a very popular pirate movie. Also, there may have been rum drinking involved.  I find it hard to pass up a wisecrack idea. Someone has a tiki bar that needs a painting. Send me an email and I will give you a great price on this original work.

Gator update

GATOR UPDATE >>>>[xxxxxx]/wet-paint-reark-4962606 Click this link to view my newsletter and get the details on this beast! Artist Kelly Reark

Sneaky Snook Sale

Click to visit Etsy for 15% off + FREE SHIPPING Celebrate Snook Season with a special catch: 15% off of your favorite Kelly Reark artwork. Limited edition giclee quantities are limited and it is first come, first served. Valid on commissioned work too! Down payment must be made in the month of September 2020. Contact me for details on commissioned work and estimated scheduling. Artist Kelly Reark

Sardine Slammers

Sardine Slammers is one of the first paintings my husband Dave watched me paint from start to finish. The ultramarine and cobalt blue is so saturated in this painting that I stopped production of the print edition after the proofs were made. A printer cannot replicate it. The image here does not fully capture the color of this work. It is a one-of-a-kind that you have to see in person to appreciate! Artist Kelly Reark

Boca Grande Lady

Boca Grande Lady is one of my favorite surrealist pieces and the first painting I did specifically for the Boca Grande "Ladies Day" fishing tournament. The softness of that hibiscus flower with the tarpon and the sepia tones together make the perfect masculine and feminine mix. This one looks great in any office or room that has wood accents. Artist Kelly Reark


On behalf of the Marco Island Beatification Advisory Council and Marco Island Center for the Arts, we are pleased to announce Kelly Reark as one of the 11 winners of the 2020 Creative Wrap Call to Artist. Kelly's work will be featured as a decorative wrap on the downtown utility box located at the corner of Collier Blvd and Bald Eagle Dr in Marco Island. Wraps are currently being installed. Check them out on your next Marco visit! LINK TO MAP OF MARCO ISLAND DISPLAY: Artist Kelly Reark

Gasparilla Magazine featured article August 2020

Click the photo or copy and paste  to read the latest Gasparilla Magazine article from August 2020 called "Flesh and Bone". The article starts on page 54 with a few kindred artists who also work with the art of taxidermy. Call or email me if you'd like me to mail a copy to you. Artist Kelly Reark

Half Past First Cast article August 2020

Click the image above to read my article in Half Past First Cast. (or copy and paste this: ) Artist Kelly Reark

Okeechobee Gator Hunt 2020 with Mike and Sean Reark

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Beach Boys

Ah, the Beach Boys ... surfin' the coast. These tarpon were inspired by a lazy, calm day on the beach side of the island. They swam along the shoreline about mid-island, just cruising. They looked like they were trying to find a wave to catch. I had no fishing pole so I watched them for awhile. Artist Kelly Reark

Anchored in Tradition

Anchored in Tradition is an acrylic on gesso board painting that I made in 2013 for the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament in Boca Grande. The tournament began because on Mother's Day weekend, guides would take their mother, wife, daughter, etc out into the Pass for a day of fishing. The ladies couldn't help it. An all-female field of anglers can be very competitive! That tradition continues to this day as an official live bait, catch-and-release tarpon tournament. Even with the drive to win gnawing at us, we also have a lot of memorable shenanigans in the Pass. Ladies, if you haven't fished this tournament, you should! Many of our past winners were first-timers. It's a very special tournament and one that my mom and I fished together for many, many years.  Artist Kelly Reark

American Fisheries Society partnership

Do you want to donate to the Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society?  Great! Do you want to own my artwork?  Great! Now you can do both at the same time!  My work is currently raising money for AFS and you can join in the fun. There are also fishing trips and gear so check it out! Join the AFS online auction here: Artist Kelly Reark

20 in 2020

My 20 in 2020 event is your exclusive chance to own one of 20 of my original paintings, and at a subscriber-only price as a thank you for following my progress and helping me grow as an artist. You must be subscribed to my newsletter to participate in this event! Unframed and framed prints will also be up for grabs, along with UPF 50 shirts that I planned to offer at my shows this season. I don't have to remind anyone of why all of my shows and speaking events have been canceled or postponed for the foreseeable future. I miss all of you, my collectors, and look forward to these events so much! I keep painting, and I want to bring you my best work always. Help me by sharing this newsletter and encourage a friend to sign up for updates from me. Or visit me on social media and leave a comment, share my page or tag me. If I cannot be out there on the art festival streets, I need to bring my festival here. SIGNUP HERE: Artist

newsletter special offer

Follow this link to my special offer for newsletter subscribers! If you sign up now (5/3/20) you will be just in time to attend my online vault sale! I am offering some of my retired paintings for subscribers only. Hope to see you there! Artist Kelly Reark