This is well known painter Scott Raimondo and this is his "sales face"*. In spite of this, he is one of the most popular artists in St. Augustine. Scott is not a member of the Cultural Council, the Art Association or affiliated with any gallery. He is the real deal, a street artists who faces the elements out on the streets and parks of St. Augustine. Ten to one he has more art in homes worldwide than maybe any other artist in town. His work hangs on the walls long after the tourist t-shirts and kitchy jewelry are cast aside.
Scott spent last New Years Eve in the St. John's County Jail for quoting a price on a print to a female undercover operative (and her child) of the police department. They sometimes enlisted the aid of misguided citizens to violate the civil rights of artists. The Federal Court has declared that arrest illegal and all charges have been dropped. " I want an apology", says Scott. Sorry Scott. that's not gonna happen.
You can find Scott in the Plaza De la Constitucion at least three days a week. Here is his website. Take a look and you'll see that Scott Raimondo actually has a great smile.