"The original 'Tarpon Bright' acrylic painting was completed in just one day, unlike the rest of the 'Bright Series.' It was the first of the series and was painted in my studio on Cudjoe Key, Florida Keys. To quote the famous portrait artist, Chuck Close, "inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just get up and go to work." Well, my inspiration for 'Tarpon Bright' didn't come after sitting around waiting for something to happen, it struck during an afternoon fishing trip to a famous fishing area near my house Loggerhead Basin...I was tarpon fishing of course! I had been saving some color swatches for a few months and I had the idea to paint a tarpon in a 'pop art' style and I would use those color swatches I had been saving. My intent was to take an anatomically correct drawing of a tarpon and use bright colors instead of the natural colors. 'Tarpon Bright' and its companion pieces, 'Permit Bright' and 'Bonefish Bright,' sold in a matter of days. This one fish is now the unofficial image for all of the Blackfly properties and restaurants."
This print is a giclee print on the best quality paper and the image size is 20 x 14 inches. The edition size is 300 and each print is signed and numbered by the artist. All prints are also available as a giclee print on canvas and can be printed in any size for a larger wall space. Pricing on request for canvas prints. Each print is shipped flat in a specially constructed shipping box, insured and will arrive via U.S. Post Office, Priority Mail or UPS. You will also receive a certificate of authenticity and a Blackfly sticker for you car, truck or boat. The shipping charge is $25.00 to cover the shipping and packing materials.