Over the last ten years, Geary Taylor has been making a living putting paint where it ain’t.
“The motto ‘Putting Paint Where it Ain’t’ is a title someone gave me as they saw what I did and it stuck with me because ever since I was a young boy I was painting on pretty much anything that I saw. From my dresser to my clock radio to speakers to my record player. I remember pretty much anything,” said Taylor as he started paint the foundation of a pair of shoes.
His friends call him “Rasta” and you should know he’s never met a stranger or a surface he didn’t want to leave his mark on.
“I’m waiting to do my first full vehicle. That is the one item that I have only done parts of a car. I would love to paint a full vehicle for somebody. That would be mind blowing,” Rasta said in his studio with a huge smile on his face.
Over the years Rasta has blessed a number of “A” list celebrities with his artwork.
“Dave Chapel has gotten some artwork from me. Mike Tyson. Tim McGraw who is a famous country artist and Nas the rapper.”
Not bad for a Nebraska Cornhusker, who keeps coming up with ways of putting paint where it ain’t.
“I have always wanted to leave my own mark. I remember back in the day when I was a kid I wanted to be in the Encyclopedia or in a world book. I wanted to make sure I left my mark on the world when I was gone and this is the best way to do it through my artwork.”
You can get in touch with Rasta at his Art Gallery which is located at 1701 1st Avenue North in St. Petersburg. Or by calling 727-565-6024.