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La Jolla artist paints the ‘Catch of the Day’

After working in an auto physique store for 47-years, Rocky Frost turned a Gyotaku artist.

SAN DIEGO — An individual’s true ardour has a humorous approach of monitoring them down. In this Zevely Zone, I met a San Diegan who all the time felt like a fish out of water. 

We visited the La Jolla residence of Rocky Frost the place his partitions are lined with the catch of the day. “When I was a kid, I always liked working on cars, bicycles, anything with wheels on it,” Rocky. The 67-year-old is your typical San Diegan. He was raised in Pacific Beach then headed off to SDSU. “Got my music degree in accordion performance,” stated Rocky.

But his life took a tough proper flip when his father requested him a question. “Hey, do you want to start an autobody restoration shop?” stated Rocky.  

For 47-years, Rocky managed Custom Auto Body in Kearny Mesa. “I knew that was going to be the rest of my life,” stated Rocky. I requested him if his coronary heart was in auto physique restoration. “That is a really good question, my dad knew that it probably wasn’t, but he knew it was good for me and he was right,” stated Rocky.  

He all the time liked portray, simply not vehicles. “Three years ago, my wife and I retired and now I’m an artist,” stated Rocky. He fishes from his kayak and makes use of the fish he catches to place his personal particular spin on the Japanese art style called Gyotaku. He catches a fish, paints the fish after which? “I put the paper on the fish,” stated Rocky. “You put it on top and pull it off and it transfers the image. You can smell the fish on the paper.”

It was on a kayak just a few years in the past, Rocky made our information. “Yes, I hooked a nine-foot hammerhead shark off of La Jolla Shores and when I came in, I saw the Channel 8 News crew there,” stated Rocky. He did not deliver the hammerhead residence, however rockfish are a unique story. 

“When you reel one up you never know what you are going to get,” stated Rocky. The partitions of his residence are lined with extra conventional artwork, nevertheless it’s the Gyotaku that’s making waves. 

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At the age of 67,  Rocky’s about to reel in his first artwork exhibit ever. “So, the name of my show is Some Things Fishy & 4 the Birds.” Just like the vehicles he labored on for practically 5 a long time, Rocky’s restoring himself with artwork. “It’s going to I think. We’ll find out,” laughed Rocky. “Never give up because you never know what is going to happen.”

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Rocky’s artwork present can be held at B Free Studio situated at 7857 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, from September 13-25. For extra data click here.

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