Piece description from the artist
"Girls' Night Out at the Reef Bar" from my series, "Don't Drink Like a Fish™", with over 300 paintings so far. The originals range in size from 4" x 4", to 6o" x 72". I have been creating this art since 2003, and living in Florida, I am inspired by the beach, coral reefs and many tropical drinks and fabrics. The "Fish" are now living all over the world!
The original painting, "GirlFINS Night Out at the Reef Bar was 24" x 30", acrylic, and is sold. It is living on the Pacific ocean in Panama with one of my favorite collectors! This painting features endangered elkhorn coral, some funky versions of real fish (clown trigger, moorish idol, puffer and butterfly fish) and some of my creations. They are at the Reef Bar, being entertained by a shrimp trio! This is a perfect gift for best friends, girls' night out, bridesmaids, etc.
Linda Kegley moved to Florida from Lexington, Kentucky where she was an active member of the arts community, calligrapher, graphic designer, and owner of LK Artworks, an advertising and graphic design business. She lives in Clearwater, not far from the water.
An award-winning artist, she has created commissioned pieces for scores of clients, some as far away as Japan. Her “Don't Drink Like a Fish ™” series continues to evolve with new situations, fish, patterns, and themes. She has created over 300 paintings in this series, and the “fish” are now living all over the World. They now include Girlfins™ and Bestfins™.
“I love the tremendous fun of creating art, and will always lean toward the whimsical, funky style and subject matter that make people feel happy and smile. My goal is that you connect with the freedom, color, and energy of my work. If I can transport the viewer to a happy world for a few minutes, then I have achieved my goals. I like to think of my paintings as a run through the water sprinkler on a hot summer's day. I believe that the desire to surround oneself with happy art is universal.”
We have been lifelong sailors -with a love of the sea, beach, and ocean's treasures! Living near the coast in Clearwater, Florida, I find much inspiration from the Gulf of Mexico, fabulous water birds, and tropical foliage. Some of the series of paintings I have created (Coral Reefs, BestFINS, GirlFINS, and Drink Like a Fish) are reflections of my love of the sea and beach lifestyle.
"I hope to create a piece that will bring joy and become a point of pride in the homes of my collectors. My goal is to take your idea and give it life. An unexpected, large-scale piece in a space can command attention and be the perfect finishing touch."