One of Charleston's staples closed its doors this past weekend. Fish Restaurant was well loved by many Charlestonians, at least at some point in their lives. Whether it be attending their amazing Bastille Day bashes, taking advantage of their tasty happy hour specials, or frequenting "Club Fish" on the weekends, many memories were made there. It had been a while since I was a Fish "regular", but it will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart as one of my first haunts since moving back to the Holy City in 2012, and as the place I forged several new friendships. 

The picture I took of Fish Restaurant, on which I based my original oil on canvas portrail

The picture I took of Fish Restaurant, on which I based my original oil on canvas portrail

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Which gets me thinking... It's important to continue growing and evolving throughout life. As an artist, this means that I must always test my limits and get out of my comfort zone. I need to be open to new methods, practices, subjects, and directions, regardless of what "success" I may or may not be experiencing. I NEVER want my work to become boring or stagnant, and the best way to remain relevant and interesting is to be present and engaged in the world around me; to be inspired and even influenced. I challenge myself to listen to my subconscious and trust that it will take me in the artistic direction that is "right" for me and me only. Easy to type out here on my blog, we'll see how that translates in the studio...

juuuuust contemplating life in the studio, haha. Thanks to Nickie Stone for the pic!

juuuuust contemplating life in the studio, haha. Thanks to Nickie Stone for the pic!

So, while I am nostalgic about Fish and the memories it holds for many, I am optimistic that it is simply evolving into its next chapter as a Charleston establishment. Best of luck to everyone involved in its next phase as Parcel 32. 

If you would like to purchase on of the last Fish prints, I still have a few left. I wont be having any more printed, so contact me today to place your order. The original oil on canvas piece is also still available for purchase. 

If you would like to purchase on of the last Fish prints, I still have a few left. I wont be having any more printed, so contact me today to place your order. The original oil on canvas piece is also still available for purchase. 

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