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Larry Beat

Bad Habits Lounge Studio

177 Marcia Drive, Mary Esther Florida 32569 USA (850) 733-3184 badhabitslounge@gmail.com

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Bad Habits Lounge Studio

Larry Beat hails from Toledo, Ohio but has called the Emerald Coast Florida home for 25 years. He is retired from the City of Destin after 13 years where he served as the City's photographer. His photos are periodically published in The Destin Log and the NW Florida Daily News. He also photographs for the Greater Fort Walton Chamber of Commerce. His photos have been featured for the past 3 years in the Mattie Kelly Environmental Institute's calendar.

Larry has been an artist for over 55 years, starting his artistic ambitions as a 10-year-old attending Saturday morning art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art during a 4-year span. Later, at the University of Toledo, he continued art studies as well as French literature. He completed a BA in French at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 1984. After two summers traveling around France and Europe, Beat joined the Air Force and became enchanted by many exotic cultures. During his 20-year career he was stationed in Germany, Las Vegas, the Philippines, Korea, and Thailand. He retired at Hurlburt Field in 1997.

The name of his studio, the Bad Habits Lounge, was borrowed from a dusty, old honky-tonk GI tavern near Clark Air Base, Angeles City, Philippines.

Larry works tirelessly to capture the best of what the Emerald Coast has to offer, focusing the imagery through the lens of his unique perspective to create surreal, pop art inspired prints that never fail to turn people's heads. The high-contrast and bright colors in Larry's digitally manipulated images provide a fascinating outlook on the people, places and wildlife he most admires about the Fort Walton Beach and Destin area. His images grab your attention and oblige you to ask, "What am I really seeing here?" When you figure it out, you have to smile, because in catching a glimpse of what Larry Beat sees, you gain a new appreciation for things you might otherwise take for granted.

Larry has been an enthusiastic participant in the Fort Walton Beach Art Walks and Farmers Markets. He also supports the HarborWalk Village art events in Destin. His biggest event each month is Pensacola's Gallery Night every third Friday of the month. His booth can be found at the corner of Palafox & Government Streets where his signature party lights always attract attention.

His works are for sale at his gallery/studio, 177 Marcia Dr, Mary Esther and in downtown Fort Walton Beach at Maas Coffee Roasters, 150 Miracle Strip Pkwy.

 

Neon Jungle by Larry Beat

 

Siliceous Shadows by Larry Beat

 

Sidewalk Beer by Larry Beat

 

Krazy Kraken by Larry Beat

 

Radiant Majesty by Larry Beat

 

Morning Magnificence by Larry Beat

 

Dynamic Dawn by Larry Beat

 

Sydney Smiles by Larry Beat

 

Coffee Sunshine by Larry Beat

 

Red Ball Moon by Larry Beat

 

Palms in Hell by Larry Beat

 

Deep Six by Larry Beat

 

Behold The Spirit by Larry Beat

 

Bamboo Blight by Larry Beat

 

Sunshine of Your Love by Larry Beat

 

Splash Palm by Larry Beat

 

Specter in a Blue Dress by Larry Beat

 

Snake Oil Delirium by Larry Beat

 

Purple Siren by Larry Beat

 

Neptune's Villa by Larry Beat

 

Midnight Sun by Larry Beat

 

Java Man by Larry Beat

 

Hail and Welcome by Larry Beat

 

Eve by Larry Beat

Eve

 

Cataclysmic Kaleidoscope by Larry Beat

 

Blue Puso by Larry Beat

 

Year of the Dragon by Larry Beat

 

Ugly Orb by Larry Beat

 

Strawberry Bombshell by Larry Beat

 

Colorful Cargo by Larry Beat

 

Neon Vessels by Larry Beat

 

Green Garden by Larry Beat

 

Bean Babe by Larry Beat

 

Sand Dance by Larry Beat

 

Green Bridge by Larry Beat

 

Red Light Lounge by Larry Beat

 

Sin City by Larry Beat

 

Weed On Weed by Larry Beat

 

Nautical Halluncination by Larry Beat

 

Yellow Fence by Larry Beat

 

Future Fossil by Larry Beat

 

Backyard UFOs by Larry Beat

 

Rhododendron Robusto by Larry Beat

 

Gumamela Azure by Larry Beat

 

Fleur de Nuit by Larry Beat

 

Red Tears of Climate Change by Larry Beat

 

Napalm Nectar by Larry Beat

 

Fleurs Matisses by Larry Beat