Pee Wee Herman

C Fi 9904

I know you are, but what am I? Pee-Wee Herman is the brainchild of Paul Reubens, a Sarasota High School Class of 1970 graduate. He derived the name "Pee-Wee" from a toy harmonica he had when he was a kid. The name "Herman" was inspired by the last name of a kid Paul knew in his younger years. Pee-wee was inspired by "Pinky Lee", a character from a children's show in the 1950’s who dressed and acted similar to Pee-Wee.

Artist

Holland King

Holland King's love for drawing and art began at the age of 12 when he was introduced to comic books. Holland studied illustration at the San Francisco Academy of Art. After an enlistment in the Army, he settled in Tampa, Florida where he finally started painting where his work has appeared in galleries and restaurants throughout the Tampa Bay Area. He began working with chalk at a South Tampa eatery, where his work became a draw for the store and was featured in Restaurant Monthly Magazine and on Charlie Belcher's local news program. His first chalk festival was the Clearwater Chalk Festival of October 2015 and he has been doing this and working as a freelance artist ever since. Chalk, Acrylics, and watercolor/marker are the mediums he uses the most often.

Instagram (portfolio) - HollandMKing

Some of my clients include: Cornerstone Creative Studios,Tampa Bay Lightning, Chalkboard Special Food Truck, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Tampa Murals, Noble Crust Restaurant, "From Mayan Hands" Art Gallery, World of Beer, Red Star Rock Bar & Westshore Plaza Mall

Holland King participated as an artist at the Sarasota Chalk Festival in the years 2016 and 2018.

Other works by Avenue of Art paintings by Holland include:

Other work by Holland
Sonia Terry