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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   www.KellyReark.com   www.KellyReark.FRIOicechests.com   www.TattooedTarpon.com

MARCO ISLAND WRAP CONTEST WINNER

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: https://goo.gl/maps/vfLHMrkx8Ag4VAMo9
Artist Kelly Reark  www.KellyReark.com

Gasparilla Magazine featured article August 2020

Click the photo or copy and paste http://www.magazinevolume.com/33923BB/page_1.html 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  www.KellyReark.com   www.KellyReark.FRIOicechests.com   www.TattooedTarpon.com

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: https://www.halfpastfirstcast.com/blogstuff-we-like/g3f0y5zklt50guvr7lsake4veramnb?fbclid=IwAR0q4AZvOpKkW_lJZsfqfk7X1871niOMh4o74sReFfaQ4Z0sCEly3DMG6tI)


Artist Kelly Reark  www.KellyReark.com   www.KellyReark.FRIOicechests.com   www.TattooedTarpon.com

Okeechobee Gator Hunt 2020 with Mike and Sean Reark

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ARTICLE BY HALF PAST FIRST CAST

ARTICLE BY HALF PAST FIRST CAST ARTIST KELLY REARK'S TATTOOED CREATIONS IN "STUFF WE LIKE"

https://www.halfpastfirstcast.com/blogstuff-we-like/g3f0y5zklt50guvr7lsake4veramnb?fbclid=IwAR0q4AZvOpKkW_lJZsfqfk7X1871niOMh4o74sReFfaQ4Z0sCEly3DMG6tI
Artist Kelly Reark  www.KellyReark.com

ARTICLE GASPARILLA MAGAZINE

ARTICLE IN GASPARILLA ISLAND MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2020

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE: http://www.magazinevolume.com/33923BB/page_55.html
Artist Kelly Reark  www.KellyReark.com

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  www.KellyReark.com

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   www.KellyReark.com   www.KellyReark.FRIOicechests.com   www.TattooedTarpon.com