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February 14, 2013

Painting his way from Haverhill to Key West

City native's island buildings popular with art lovers


LaPierre has sold paintings to art lovers across America and the world, including Norway, Denmark, England and Japan. They are people who flock to Key West to experience a taste of what he calls “paradise.”

”I’m out on the streets all the time and people see me painting,’’ he said. “They come up to me and I hand them my card with my website.’’

Not only is LaPierre a working artist who makes a good living selling his art, but he also plays upright bass at bars, clubs, restaurants and other venues in Key West.

”It’s taken me a few years to have my own solo exhibit at a museum,” he said. “I believe this is a stepping stone for the next big thing to come for me as an artist. They noticed I was doing something different here and they asked me to exhibit my works.”

You can learn more about LaPierre and his work online at paintpaintpaint.org and stephenlapierre.com.

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