KellyReark

Coastal Florida Art and Tattooed Tarpon

Englewood, Florida On Etsy since 2008

KellyReark

Coastal Florida Art and Tattooed Tarpon

Englewood, Florida | 23 Sales

Announcement    My original artwork is in high demand. I release extremely limited editions of select paintings, and when the edition is complete, that piece is retired. Sign up through my website for my VIP email list for special discount offers and new artwork announcements.

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Last updated on Dec 11, 2019

My original artwork is in high demand. I release extremely limited editions of select paintings, and when the edition is complete, that piece is retired. Sign up through my website for my VIP email list for special discount offers and new artwork announcements.

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One of my Reigning Silver limited editions, framed and hung in it's new house.
A full turtle mount waiting patiently in the shipping crate for me to start painting #tattooedtarpon
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About KellyReark

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On Etsy since 2008

Award-winning tattooed tarpon and fish art

I am an award-winning artist inspired by my days fishing in Boca Grande and Chokoloskee. My art is a vehicle promoting sustainability and conservation of native territories and wildlife for future generations. My mission is to motivate outdoorsmen to preserve resources for the enjoyment of all.
I cover a variety of mediums and styles with my fine art. I render the beauty of my home state with custom, personalized, hand-painted fiberglass fish mounts featuring detailed wildlife and landmarks. These “tattooed” pieces are an indelible reminder that the permanence of unique wildlife in the Florida Everglades depends on the effectiveness of our efforts to be sustainable and responsible. I’ve created work on many species and sizes from sea turtles to bonefish. Tarpon continue to be the most popular mount.
Sepia toned paintings and fish mounts have become a sought-after trademark style of mine. Sepia tones look like woodcarving or scrimshaw in the way that I apply the paint. Nostalgic Florida themes convey elegance and timelessness in this style.
I also enjoy painting bright, large-format acrylic paintings on stretched canvas, dye-painted raw silks, and watercolors on cold-pressed cotton paper. Bright works create emotional responses through expression of light, water, color and texture. I like to capture the energy of fighting fish or the tranquility of swimming turtles.
In any media, I transport you into an experience brought to life with my brush. Since 2002, I have exhibited work in conjunction with fishing tournaments, galleries, and invitational or juried fine art festivals. My work has been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and is on display in both private collections and public spaces.

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  • Kelly Reark

    Owner, Painter, Explorer, And Fisherman

    Kelly Reark has been drawing and painting wildlife for more than 20 years. Growing up fishing and diving in Florida and the Caribbean, it is no surprise that the wildlife native to these shores, estuaries, reefs, and blue waters are Kelly’s passion.

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