Join Us On First Friday
The gallery will be open Friday, January 1st, 11am - 9pm
Start the New Year with new art!
Stop in and see what's new and don't forget to pick up a Shuttle Sticker for complimentary shuttle service to St. Augustine galleries between 6-9pm on the night of the Art Walk. Click Here for Details.
January's Featured Artist
Meet The Artist
On Tuesday, January 5, between 11am and 5pm,
Mike will be available to discuss his vibrant marine life paintings while he works on a new painting at the gallery. Stop in to meet the artist and browse his work on display.
About the Artist
Mike Fitzpatrick fishes and paints with equal enthusiasm! He has spent his life on the water, most of it with a fishing rod in hand. He grew up in South Florida where he could be found fishing from the beaches or piers, in canals and Intracoastal, off shore or in the Bahamas. When he became a ‘Florida Gator’ he added inland lakes, rivers, creeks and roommates’ aquariums to his list of favorite fishing spots!
After graduating from UF, he became a USCG Licensed Boat Captain, and spent the next 30 plus years running and maintaining private pleasure and tournament sport fishing boats from Cape Cod to San Salvador and all over the Gulf of Mexico. He painted marine life off and on over the years for family and friends or to donate as awards for fishing tournaments. In 2017, he let his hidden artistic talent out of the fish box for everyone to enjoy! He is now fulfilling his life long desire to paint professionally and has created dozens of “Fitz Originals”, some complimented by his own unique handcrafted wooden frames. In vibrant colors, his self taught and evolving style depicts the beauty and energy of sea life. Mike’s enthusiasm is infectious, and his paintings reflect his great love for both painting and the underwater life in the sea.
Mike's paintings are well known around town and as a member of Butterfield Garage, his work is regularly on display, so stop in to check it out!