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A third-generation Leucadian, artist, and world traveler finds success at home


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First Boogie Board by Micaiah Hardison

Micaiah Hardison’s favorite memory growing up on Neptune Ave. was getting up early in the morning with older brother, Berkley, and surfing before school.

“My mom kept her eye on us from the kitchen,” he remembers. “We didn’t have a yard—the ocean was our backyard.”

Now 32, Hardison calls up those memories in his art.

“I began painting in my teenage years by copying photos from surfing publications,” he recalls. “I stumbled ahead attempting figurative work and landscapes.”

After high school Hardison packed his oil paints and canvases and traveled to the Canary Islands, the Azores, Madera, Peru, and Chile.

“I was trying to get to the next level, but failed to advance until my mid-twenties when I began studying at (Jeff) Watts Atelier in Encinitas,” he said.

Today, Hardison's local landscapes and seascapes have garnered him accolades including SouthwestArt magazine’s 2011 “Emerging Artist”; Honorable Mention, Salon International 2011 at Greenhouse Gallery; Best of Show, 2011 San Diego Fine Art Exhibition (Del Mar Fairgrounds); Finalist, The Artist’s Magazine’s 2011 28th Annual Art Competition; and Select Jury Award, 2010 National Art Museum of Sport.

Hardison is a third-generation Leucadian on both sides of his family. Grandfather Hardy Hardison owned the venerable NeighborSavor market on Coast Highway. Grandmother Jean Hardison managed her antique store next door. Maternal grandfather, Tom Burke, sold driftwood furniture down the street.

On October 15 Hardison will host a private event featuring live jazz and selections of his art. For information call 760-707-8263 or visit micaiah.net.

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