Thursday, May 3, 2007

Joes Key West 2007/1

This is the 1st of ten paintings that I did this winter in Key West. They were done at "Home Sweet Home", Paul Mentas house.He and Nick put up with the mess i create when i,m painting as well as the overwhelming smell of paint not to mention My Idio life style. See More at

Saturday, April 28, 2007

News-Journal Center,Daytona Beach

What an addition to Daytona Beach, the art center.
I am so pleased to have three of my paintings hanging in the lobby, "A Fathers Blues" which is 5 feet x 6 feet, "Another Whatever" and "Looking For The Imposable, which are 3Feet x 5feet.
I would like to thank my Great niece Lise, and she is great, for the introductions, of Julie, Laura, Chad who where instrumental in the installation of these paintings, also Kyle who without they may not have gotten on the walls.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

the Coffee Plantation

The Coffee Plantation, a funky well run Internet Cafe / Coffee House owned by Diane and Theo.
Two too cool people, who just have too much fun, serving the greatest hospitality on the island as well as great food and gifts and of course, the best coffee this side of Amsterdam.
Always a dozen people you know in this place , artist and writers abound, enlightening to say the least, great gifts as well as a great selection of my art, be there or be square.

the Grand Cafe

The Grand Cafeis a fine dining establishment, where my grand pal Paul Menta is the chef.
The connection made it a perfect place to have an art exhibit.
Maria the owner and best hostess on the island has allowed me to use her cafe as a show spot for about forty of my paintings. When you are visiting the cafe make sure to enjoy the hospitality of Eric, bartender extraordinaire, or check out the delicate cuisine of Paul and his excellent kitchen staff.
P.S. Treat yourself to being treated the way you should be by this wonderful staff at the Grand Cafe.

Around my world

The Treebar, Angelinas, Ricks, Johnny D. making the best sandwiches in town as well the best slice of pizza.
Angelinas Pizza is owned by the bad guy Kit Smith...
That's him giving you the finger, also Ricks and Durty Harrys, Carlos Rossi on the Treebar, and of course Uncle Mark... Thanks.
On around the corner to Front Street to The Sunset Cigar Shop. Steve,Jeff or Larry will hook you up with a great cigar or a fine bottle of wine, great gifts there as well, then swing on down to the Galleon's tiki bar where Steve, Andy or Skippy will look after you for a refreshing drink and a great sunset and I'll be selling my art.
Will Hoppey will be playing music and his beautiful wife Lynn will be hanging out, oh ya don't forget to check out Rogers dogie gift on the corner of Eaton and Duval Street right across from St. Pauls on Duval.

Home sweet Home...

A little of the hood where I hang my hat, when in Key West.
P Menta's house where ya see all my paintings, Shel Silversteins house where you may see my van.
It's an old big conch house in its original shape before any renovator got a hold of it.
It's a block away from the famous Key West restaurants Michaels for steaks and Mangia Mangia for there homemade pasta.

Blue Heaven

I'm usually around blue heaven, you may even catch me setting up there a few days through the season, that's Richard in that pic, he and Susanne own this great restaurant, breakfast, lunch or dinner you can't go wrong, I suggest you have a drink before each meal and relax, great key west experience, as well as great people working there

Thursday, April 19, 2007