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After walking away from a professional golf career in 2008, K.C. put down the driver and picked up the paint brush. In a very short period of time K.C.'s work started to draw major attention, which fueled his fire to create more intriguing works of art. Fortunately, his vast experience of both freshwater and saltwater fish gave him a huge catalogue of images to pull from and put on canvas. For K.C., the fish and their environment exist as one. He wants people to feel as though they are face to face with the fish, as if they could reach out, touch the canvas, and feel the cool waters of the lakes and oceans!
Inspired by his art, sports, fashion, music and people, the KSCOTT Apparel brand is a reflection of the lifestyle inherent to those who have adventure in our minds and water in our veins. Read more about K.C. here....
Local to southeast Texas and SWFL, Heritage Member of CCA, Member of Quail Coalition of Texas, and the CCA STAR Platinum Print Artist since 2018. Musick Art Corporation, Anastasias company, specializes in wholesale and volume sales while dealing with direct to consumer retail through hundreds of outlets throughout the state and Gulf Coast.
Anastasias has a portfolio of over 1000 artwork reproductions and takes commissions at certain times during the year, an active conservationist with legitimate fundraising results and a track record of excellence.
She does not have a glorious story about how she came to fishing or hunting themed artwork, but she strives to constantly out perform and dominate, so far she is happy with her accomplishments in the last 3 years and looks forward to expanding even more this year.
Larry Rackley is a very non-conforming artist and this can be seen in many ways from just they mixed mediums used in the piece or by the point of view a subject matter is portrayed.
"After numerous years in the Marine Corps, you whitness so many things and such negativity, hate, destitute, etc.. I witnessed the human sole diminishing (if that makes since) that I wanted to bring something of value to the world, I knew I wasn’t going to write the best help guide for the people nor would I ever be in a role to lead and make political changes so I wanted my art to brighten and be a positive influence in the world. This is why I use such bright colors in my pieces, even if the subject matter may not be of a happy image or time, so by the use of color I try to balance this issue."
Carey Chen grew up with a special love for the ocean. Although his artistic abilities were apparent at an early age, Chen opted to pursue other hobbies including racing motorcycles and show cars. His spare time was spent fishing and diving off the coast of Miami and the Florida Keys.
Chen found time each year to return to his hometown of Jamaica fishing the annual Port Antonio Blue Marlin Tournament where he helped mate on several of the top sport fishing boats. In 1987,1988 and 1989 Chen fished on three different boats, helping bring home the first-place trophy each year. With over 300 blue marlin releases to date, Chen has captured the beauty of game fish in their natural habitat. Read more about Carey here...