Saturday, June 11, 2011
NOT YOUR ORDINARY SHRIMPER
"Polly Anna" 12" x 16" oil/linen
The Polly Anna is an Port Aransas icon. Built in the
back yard of skipper John Nixon, this unique looking
vessel started out as a catamaran. Nixon hauled the
the shrimper from his back yard to the harbor in two
big pieces and welded it together. After several trips
Nixon decided he didn't like the way it handled in open
water so out came the blow torch and he chopped it up,
redesigned the hull into a tri-hull configuration then
welded it back together.
Like clockwork, every morning at 9:00 a.m. you can take
your cooler right up to the captain's door where he parks the
Polly Anna in the Port Aransas harbor and buy the freshest,
plumpest shrimp found on the Texas coast. Nixon's Polly Anna is just one of the reasons I love going to this coastal location to paint.