My work is autobiographical , each piece represents a time in my life or an event. All works are built from personal ephemera , debris & memories. These are attempts at visual non-linear story telling.
Val Ryals ( AKA TUNA COLADA) is a local artist/ musician based out of Ft McCoy , Fl, the heart of the music & art industry in North Central Florida. his age is not quite known but he's older than the moonshine flowing from them hills & maybe younger than Keith Richards. He was raised by wolves like all good artists till he reached the age of consent & consentually resigned himself to self-unemployment due to being a musician/artist. he usually paints with toothpick twigs & pointy objects & usually paints on cast off political signs, tile, plywood & sometimes sawblades.. Some say he paints in the dark but I can't confirm that. of two things he is sure though ...."art is not a contest , & people are attracted to bright shiny objects , so carry on, carry on ."
Photos of some of their work will be posted soon. Like tonite hopefully.
Come see the new art. Come eat pizza. Come listen to music & maybe try the draft beer ( 6 kinds ) at LSE.
We're happy to be back.
Thanks for all the wonderful support !