Pasta paints in Islamorada, the sportfishing capital of the world. Visit the new Keys to Life Art Studio in the Florida Keys to see his latest original paintings and the beautiful hard wood sculptures created by artist David Wirth.My paintings are inspired by my experiences and my first paintings were created from a decade of memories of offshore fishing adventures with my good friends. I remember being on top of a large school of dolphin in clear Gulfrstream water. Peering over the side of the boat, it was easy to see what appeared to be a sure bounty of fresh mahi. All of the rods were set and the fish were all a nice serving size. The anticipation of which line would entice the first strike turned to disbelief. The dolphins chose to check out the lines while stubbornly refusing to take the bait. The image of the defiant dolphin was forever etched into my mind. The painting "Primavera" with the clenched jaw expression of the bull dolphin was inspired from this memory.As my new career in marine art began to take off, I started to do research specific to a new painting that was on my mind. The paintings titled 'Guiding Force' and 'Full Circle' were painted after fishing for tarpon and sailfish in the Fabulous Florida Keys. The painting 'Keys to Life,' which does not feature game fish, was created in 2006 after a kayaking excursion through Key Largo's mangrove lined ocean side no motor zone channels. I was fascinated by the endless array of cris-crossed roots that form the sun streaked structure that harbor both predator and prey.
Keys to Life Studio 84771 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, FL 33036 (305) 664-4575