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.


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"Ripplin' Waters"

Dog Tired Studio and Gallery upcoming show Friday December 2nd opening reception 6-9. Come meet Rita and talk about her process and enjoy some refreshments. One of our featured Artists Rita Poore.....check out her website :

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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 !

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Dog Tired Studio and Gallery Valentines show featuring photography by George Petropoulos

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. 

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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. 

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"Swimming with Ernest"

This is the first of a series of painting I am working on called the Hemingway series.....basically all underwater acrylic or watercolor paintings where the background sea will be collaged in with text from pages of Hemingway books that will be stained in different hues of blues and hand torn and applied to the painting.  This is the first one and very happy with the results. This one is acrylic. 


"Mango Man"

Started this painting today. it has been a while since I painted mangoes but enjoy their brightness and color combinations and they grow like crazy here in Key West


"A time for African tulips"

These grow in giant trees here in the tropics, and a friend and I picked them on a walk many years ago and I have wanted to paint them ever since. This was painted on a cradled artist panel that I painted with watercolor ground and then sealed it and varnished it....it is 16x20.