"Bird in hand" - Watercolor progression. I live in Key West and try to steer away from Duval Street, but when someone comes to visit I take them down. While showing a friend around the street has many characters. This bird was in its owners hands and thought "gotta paint that !" I love carving out the whites in watercolor.Read More
Bell-Boo portrait - Always fun painting black labs. It is when you really need to start seeing instead of what you think you see. Many different blues and violets in labs. No black paint was used in this watercolor.Read More
“FISH OUTTA WATER”
This show opensThursday, February 2nd from 6-9 at The Studios of Key West on the corner of Eaton and Simonton Street and is a collaboration between writer and painter working together to create a show based on words and vision. It is a tale that is spun by Garin Wolf based on the paintings of Sean P. Callahan. Sean had created a painting of a local artist with a live octopus on her head which started the ball rolling. He called Garin and made the suggestion they work together to create a show that would tell a story visually and with words about a fictional character that lived in Key West and comes back, and there the tale begins. This is a years worth of collaboration between writer and artist. We wanted the story to ring true to Key West but also have a surreal quality to it which I think we have achieved. The show is meant to be seen and read and the best part is that on February 17th we are having a costume party asking locals and visitors alike to create a costume for the final painting which is the “Dealer” in the story. Whoever comes up with the best costume will be painted by Sean P. Callahan and given the painting at the end of the show. We both wanted to create an event that let the audience participate and get their creative on. So come out on the 2nd to see the paintings and read the story, but also get your glue guns out and start creating the best costume for the “Dealer” and be in the story and get a portrait of yourself done. See you there and lets have some fun !
FEBRUARY FEATURED ARTIST : ELIZABETH ST. HILAIRE
Please come join Dog Tired Studio and Gallery(802)989-5910 on Friday, February 3rd, 6-9, 1011 Whitehead St. ( corner of Whitehead and Julia ) meet and see new works by Dog Tired’s featured Artist for February Elizabeth St. Hilaire. Come meet this amazing Artist who has taken time to come down to Key West to talk about her process and her work. This is a great opportunity for anyone that is a fan of her work.
Meticulously torn bits of hand-painted papers, delicately put together, form the exceptionally vibrant collages created by Artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire. Richard Colvin, executive director of the Lake Eustis Museum of Art says, “Elizabeth St. Hilaire’s artworks have a fresh quality that belies the way they are constructed.”
St. Hilaire published her book Painted Paper Art Workshop internationally with North Light Books in August (2016). Elizabeth’s work has also been published in Acrylic Works 3: Celebrating Texture (2015) and Incite 2; Color Passions (2014), both by North Light. A feature article on her work appeared in the April, 2014 issue of The Artists Magazine, she was also a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition (2014 and 2015) and took first place in the category of Collage/Mixed Media for The Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition (2010). St. Hilaire was an award winner in the National Collage Society’s Signature Members Exhibition at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, in Mesa AZ (2013). Online, Elizabeth was a Finalist in The Richeson 75 Annual Art Contest (2013).
Born and raised in New England, Elizabeth has lived in Central Florida for the past 20+ years. She holds a B.F.A. in Advertising Design from Syracuse University, which prepared her for a dual identity as both communication designer and a painter–these days she’s a full-time fine artist who’s only graphic design client is herself. St. Hilaire has earnedSignature Member status with the National Collage Society and crisscrosses the country several times a year to take her painted paper tidbits on the road. Teaching and sharing her collage technique through an intense three day Paper Paintings workshop has become a passion.
ROLLY, POLLY FISH HEADS SHOW
Come join Dog Tired Studio and Gallery, Friday January 6th from 6-9 for our “Rolly Polly Fish Heads Show” 1011 Whitehead St. (corner of Whitehead and Julia) 802-989-5910. Our Artist’s give us their version of sea creatures real and unreal in all mediums. We will have watercolors and acrylics by Sean P. Callahan, Gyotaku by Master Gyotaku artist Chuck Seaman, watercolor on yupo by Rita Poore, ceramic fish heads by Julie Feidler, collage by Elizabeth St. Hilaire, and Vernon Farris. So come on by this Friday January 6th 6-9 and enjoy some beverages and nibblies.Read More
Dog Tired Studio and Gallery first opening of the season on Friday December 2nd from 6-9 will also be featuring Vernon Farris, a native of southern CA, showing his latest work "Sea Punk". Vernon began creating art with his first box of crayons at the tender age of four. Fast forward to California State University at Long Beach where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Shortly after graduation, Vernon took a job in the surf wear industry creating countless beach related pieces of art. Today, back to his passion, he imagines and produces a multitude of canvas paintings. The current collection, inspired by the ocean, is named "Sea Punk." Vernon creates an underwater world where robotic sea life swims through a rusty garden of metal objects.Read More
Great show at the Gallery tomorrow Friday January 1st 6-9....come meet the Artist Monica Loncola from San Francisco and see her amazing work and hear about her amazing journey through this work ! Artisanal eatables will be provided by Provisions of Key West and owner/Chef Callie Morehouse and some delicious bubbly. What a great way to kick off the first day of the year !Read More
Dog Tired Studio and Gallery is having it's first big show Valentine's weekend featuring George Petropoulos who is one of the most amazing photographers I have ever met. If you are in the area or would like to purchase one of his works in the show please contact Dog Tired Studio and Gallery for more information, or come to the opening and meet this amazing artist.
16x20 Watercolor on cradled aquabordRead More
This watercolor is 12x12 on cradled aquabord. When I completed it I sprayed it with UV adhesive and then triple varnished with a glossy varnish.Read More
Painting progression of a dog portrait. The whicker is a very difficult painting process.
Progress on dog portrait. The wicker is going to be time consuming, but I enjoy repetitive patterns and get lost in the process.
This was a collaboration with four emmy award winning writer Garin Wolf and my model was amazing oil painter and friend Greg Little. AIDSHELP of Key West has an art auction every year and this years theme was "Out of the Box" so I asked my artists friends to work with me on it and this was the result. Wolf's poem is below for the piece and is in relief in the painting.
…and in the hoary morning it dawns like the white stained radiance of a ready towel. that life remains a fight, and the blows that box my ears to the truth (all tied up in a riot of red ribbons) remind me that the rounds of love and longing ring the triangle i really stand in; stay anchored. stay aware. stay alive...
This is a portrait of my Mom who passed away a couple months ago. I am so grateful to have been her son and proud of this painting.
Based on Andrew Wyeth painting Barracoon which he painted with a white woman and an African American woman and I thought it would be interesting with a male.
Watercolor for my show "In my hands" on 300lbs Arches Hot press paper.