VIDEO: Q&A With Creative Cans in the Sand Artist Rick ‘Birdman’ Shores

By  //  September 13, 2015

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ABOVE VIDEO: Artist Rick ‘Birdman’ Shores works his incredible magic on “Creative Cans in the Sand,” an initiative to encourage beach-goers to dispose of their trash responsibility, and with the hopes that the more noticeable artistically painted cans will result in a cleaner, more litter-free beach.

The mission of “Creative Cans In The Sand” is to help encourage beach-goers to dispose of their trash responsibility, and with the hopes that the more noticeable artistically painted cans will result in a cleaner, more litter-free beach.

The Creative Cans In the Sand initiative was organized by Bobby Freeman and his wife Nikki, and the program is being endorsed and embraced by many volunteers, local and famous artists, the media and local businesses.

“Our beaches in Brevard are beautiful and Creative Cans In the Sand is determined to keep them that way,” said Nikki McCoy Freeman, a local Realtor.

Q&A with Creative Cans in the Sand Artist Rick “Birdman” Shores, 58, a self taught airbrush artist:

Q. How long have you been an artist?
A: 35 years

Q: What is your artistic medium of choice? Why that medium?
A: Oils and varieties of color blending while drying and durability.

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Q: How important is a clean litter-free beach?
A: Extremely important!

Q: Whose work do you relate to most? Who inspires you?
A: Frank Frazeta, Boris, Corbin for exotic color blends, distorting human form. All the new and young talent I discover everyday.

Q: What do you consider to be some of your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
A: Patience & no patience at times. Listening to customers when doing custom work.

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Q: If you could picture yourself 5, 10 years from now, where would you be and what would you be doing?
A: Creating art a few hours a day and contemplating more creative projects.

Q: If you were awarded a grant of say… $10,000 for a major project, how would you use the money?
A: Art supplies.

Q: What are your short-range, and long-range goals and how do you expect to achieve them?
A: Doing more studio work. Finding an interesting location that has a creative edge for displays and exhibit art.

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Q: Describe yourself in one word.
A: Artist.

Q: Anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
A: Always seeking interesting work.

To reach Shores, e-mail rickshores57@yahoo.com or call 321-368-6585.

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Artist Rich ‘Birdman’ Shores works his incredible magic on a “Creative Can in the Sand,” an initiative to encourage beach-goers to dispose of their trash responsibility, and with the hopes that the more noticeable artistically painted cans will result in a cleaner, more litter-free beach. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

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Artist Rich ‘Birdman’ Shores of Cocoa Beach is a self taught airbrush artist. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

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