This month’s featured artist is Jay Rabow. Jay was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He owned a successful manufacturing business for packing materials. At the age of 51, he retired and travelled on his 41 ft. sailboat to find a place to settle. Jay found Sarasota to be the most cultured, musical and relaxing. For the first 19 years here, Jay would leave every January and travel to the Bahamas. He did a lot of sculpting in that area and conducted several one man shows with his work. When he returned to Sarasota, he was diagnosed with carpel tunnel syndrome from all of the sanding and sculpting. Once he had surgery to repair this, he began painting to get his artistic fix.