" Fowey Light Surprise " 48 x 30, Acrylic on Canvas. Winter 2016. The inspiration for this painting came while fishing of Miami, Fl. and hooking into a Blackfin Tuna. The rush of watching the fishing line race off the reel as the fish swam away from the boat and the being memorized by the iridescent colors of the fish's scales was truly inspirational. The painting was such a success that is won the prestigious award of being chosen for the artist of the year for the C.C.A. ( Coastal Conservation Association ) in 2016.