As many of you may know, and for those who don’t, I’m proud to be Co Founder and head of Creative and Marketing for Saltwater Brewery, Coming soon to Delray Beach, a full scale Micro-Brewery with Tasting room, Merchandise area, and Brewery tours. Follow this link to read up on what we are all about! I will be calling the Brewery my new office and will be producing all of the art for the Brewery at that studio/office space!
“Screamin Reels” was insipred by scenarios on and off the water. Most South Florida offshore fishermen and anglers have had this scene happen or wish for it to happen to them. Long days of trolling the edge for Dolphin, wahoo, tuna and whatever else will bite, it’s always a welcome sound when those reels start SCREAMIN! Our ‘Screamin Reels’ IPA hits your palette in a similar way, the hop bite initially alerts your taste buds like the reels would scream for your attention, and that welcome taste and sound keeps you wanting more and more, on and off the water!
“I tried to relate this scenario by showing this school of hungry dolphin taking out your spread of rigged Lures, and the Dolphin, their colors are just so awesome I couldnt deny using this color palette for our beer designs!!”
I am pleased to announce that I have Teamed up with ‘Angler’s Workshop’ for their 2013 catalog line. You will see the paintings on the covers of their Spring/ Summer catalogue, and Fall/Winter . The Steelhead Painting was specifically commissioned by them, and the Sailfish Painting was an existing piece of art. I also have a feature on the inside back cover with prints and Merchandise for sale in the catalog. Angler’s Workshop is one of the Nations leaders for Fishing, Fly fishing, rod building and fly tying supplies. Be sure to check out there onine catalog here. Or visit their webpage and request a full hard copy in the mail.
Featured paintings: “Steeling 2nd” – Steelhead commission for the catalog. For Sale.
“Target Acquired” – Sailfish painting, originally for Operation Sailfish Tournament. Sold.
‘Eye’s on the Prize’ – 2012 – 18″ x 40″ – Acrylic and Enamel on Panel. Copyright Peter Agardy 2013. Reproduction Limited edition Gicle and Panel prints avaialble-
Well- It’s been a while since my last update, between the holidays, new Brewery project, fishing tournaments, and getting Married, it’s been quite a ride the past 2 months! This ‘new’ painting was done at the Stuart Air Show live at the H2Ocean Booth Back in November 2012. I am proud to have linked up with H2Ocean skin and tatto aftercare products- with new products like their H2Ocean – SeaLife Sunscreen – Im always protected out on the water- Thanks for the support guys! The painting turned out to be a great gift for my Dad on his birthday!
I have the pleasure of working with Bluewater Movements this year for their new ‘Quest for the Crest’ Sailfish tournament series. This painting and the logos below that I created are headlining the event for promotion and featured art. The original of “Target Aquired” features no flag, but will only be available for purchase at the Auction at the Operation Sailfish Captain’s meeting. All proceeds to benifit Operation Homefront of Florida. I will be setup at the events Dec 12 – 16 for display and be sure to check out some new apparel and prints just in time for the Holidays! Hope to see you there!
“Target Aquired” Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas- Copyright 2012 Peter Agardy
18 x 24″ Donated for Auction- Proceeds to ‘Operation Homefront’
A few months back this order of 4 huge custom Swordfish Bill’s came in from up in Boston fresh off a commercial boat for Sunny’s Seafood Pier 1 Boston, Ma. I got free range to do whatever I saw fit on the bills and shadow boxes. From natural Bone polished and classical ink drawings to fully primed and painted scens depicting Swordfish and Squids. The biggest Bill Measured 52″ long and almost 6″ wide at the base, from about a 750+ lb fish caught up on George’s Bank, that bill actually made the one from the 400 lb fish look small!! I always love painting Swordfish Bills because it is a natural trophy, and carries a story of battle between Man andf Fisherman, also reminding me of my own battles with these brutes.
Inquiries and Comissions- contact- PeterAgardy@gmail.com
“Sail’n Hoo’s” . 18 x 24 ” Acrylic and Enamel on Panel. Copyright 2012 Peter Agardy. Sold
I am very thrilled again to boast another new painting featured on the cover of Florida Sport Fishing- Journal for the Avid Angler- This new Sailfish painting coincides with our yearly sailfish migration from North to South. As these fish migrate south, fisherman across the East Coast of Florida can get in on the action, from trolling dead ballyhoo, kite fishing live Goggle-eye, to my Dad’s favorite tradition of live baiting with ballyhoo’s. Sailfish are a remarkable fish, one of my favorites to tournament fish, boasting as one of the fastest creatures in the Sea, they are sure to give you a thrill every time you witness their amazing acrobatics and fierce preditorial ways. Tight Lines and ENJOY!
Limited edition Signed and Numbered prints , and canvas prints available. Contact info@Peteragardyfineart.com for inquiries and orders.
“Sugar Water Purple” Commissioned 2012 for Private Client. 20″ x 26″ Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas.
The main underlying request in this commission was Purple and Tunas ! This was a challenging painting to approach, working with a different color palette is always fun and produces unexpected results. These yellowfin tunas depict a familiar scene chasing squids from the depths of the ocean to the surface and back down again to he abyss. My friend who purchased this piece as a gift for someone had the unique name picked out before I even started the piece, which inlfluenced its creation.
Please feel free to contact me regaurding commission requests or any other questions.
“Tuna Twilight” – 18″ x 24″ Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas. For Sale @ CCA Banquet Auction only. Copyright 2012 Peter Agardy.
Ive recently teamed up with CCA Florida on some of their fundraising events, and other projects. I recently finished this new painting for their South Palm Beach Banquet and fundraising auction at the end of this month, if you are interested in the event, or a chance to buy the painting at auction, visit here.
This painting was inspired by one of my Bahamas Tuna fishing trips this summer. It was one of those moments that will be etched into my memory forever. After a REALLY hard day of slow fishing, live baiting multiple flocks/Schools of tuna with only a little success, we finally came up on the last flock of birds for the day just as the sun was setting and the water was completely glassed off. We got the tunas busting around the boat, and pretty soon, everyone onboard was tight on Yellowfin Tuna in the 10-50lb range. After about a half hour of Mayhem, we began to see the schools of tuna erupting by the acre all at one time in unison, quite a sight. A friend of mine utters ‘I bet there’s a Blue (Marlin) pushing those things up!” , and what do you know within a minute we spot a Giant (500lb+) Blue Marlin slowly and eerily swim 5 ft under the boat, No joke!! Lit up like a Christmas tree the Flourescent Blue pectoral and tail fins are what I remember most about him. To me it was the holy grail of what we had gone there to do. I knew from that moment this scene would one day be translated into at least one yellowfin tuna painting, and maybe more to come!
For Sale- Copyright Peter Agardy 2012. Limited edition canvas and paper prints available
Snapper Fishing can be such a blast, especially when the bite is hot! This painting is inspired by the Mangrove Snapper bites I have experienced on the offshore the reefs of the bahamas to the Gulf of Mexico. After winning the cover contest for Florida Sport Fishing for the May/June issue, I worked with the editor in chief, and created a new cover for the July/August Issue! Mangrove Snapper was the verdict, and I had just come off of a nice Bahamas trip, and had some great reference. However they were featuring a Gulf coast snapper article. Considering I have also spent countless hours on the Gulf coast targeting snapper, among other species, mostly with Live pinfish, I decided to create a mesh between the experiences. Using reference from Bahamas trips, and knowledge of the Gulf coast bites , I created this painting. Pound for pound, brute Mangrove Snapper pull as hard as any of their cousin species of Snappers. Usually gray and crimson under water, I portrayed the snappers in their natural untouched colors. Once hooked and brought aboard, the snappers show off their brilliant red and orange colors.
I was ecstatic to find out my tuna painting, “Yellow Fever” took the cover for the 2nd Annual Cover Art Contest hosted by Florida Sport Fishing- ‘Journal for the Avid Angler’. This magazine happens to be a favorite publication of mine . The May/June issue’s highlight article was even named after the painting ‘Yellow Fever’, the aticle actually covers the Western Bahamas Yellowfin Tuna migration, out of which my inspiration came from last summer, while battling these brutes on numerous occasions. The action has already started in the bahamas and the tunas are hungry, I can’t wait to get back on em and create new scenes of the mayhem!
A special thanks to the Team at Florida Sport Fishing, and good luck on all the tournaments and excursions on the new Sea Vee !! Get your copy of the new issue today at all major grocery, drug stores, newstands etc… Today!!