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.