I'm basically livin' the dream life of a beatnik... at least my interpretation of the beatnik life.<br /><br />Artist / Bagpiper / Caricaturist. Artist/owner at EssexArt ABC, LLC, an art and entertainment business that focuses on the visual arts, bagpiping at special events and caricaturing at special events and by commission. Something fairly new with EssexArt ABC, LLC is Pub & Paint, a time to relax with old friends and new for painting instruction, libation and good fun in the comfortable setting of a neighborhood pub. Pub & Paint is held at various locations.<br /><br />Back in Jr. High I had a huge interest in tiki things but then eventually that faded and through the years (long after Jr. High) I fell in love with the Caribbean. Visiting the Caribbean and Florida often, I would see many tiki themed places and items and always thought they were out of place... basically because they were. Though drawn to the tiki motif, I generally avoided the stuff because it was not true to my Caribbean leanings. As fate would have it, tiki persisted and crept into my space, eventually tearing away my Caribbean/Pacific conflicts and is now something I wholly embrace and have integrated into the sphere of things I enjoy. Personally... I blame it on the rhum.
John Essex II has been to 1 of the locations in Critiki: