by Kathleen & Jim Mazzotta
IM MAZZOTTA grew up by the shore in South Jersey soaking in all the crazy sights and characters that inhabited the hot summers by the boardwalk in the 60s and 70s. All this provided a colorful backdrop in which to grow up while attending Catholic School fiercely patrolled by menacing nuns. The carnival atmosphere, sounds, smells, and colors delivered Jim lots of raw creative material to work with as a young artist.
Jim made landfall at another beach shaded with palms in SW Florida. While working in the newspaper business as a political cartoonist, illustrator, photo editor and chief bottle washer for anything that required his visual talents, his award winning work appeared in the NY Times, US News, London Times and many other national publications.
Back in the early 80s, Jim pioneered a new direction in screen printed images with his vibrant, highly detailed airbrushed art. He melded his realistic and humorous takes on the beach lifestyle with the lyrics of Jimmy Buffet. The result was illustrated stories of escaping to relaxed ports of call. His visual narration depicts imaginative destinations to laid back locales inhabited by humorous characters or a lone schooner plying turquoise waters for the Caribbean Soul shirt company.
The unmistakable, original look and tradition of Jim’s storytelling style continues today with his LOWER LATITUDES collection. Parrots, Pirates, Parties and Poetic scenes fill a whole new itinerary of imaginative escapes. Come aboard and set your compass to escape!
All of our Lower Latitude tee shirts are 100% pre-shrunk cotton and available Medium through XXlarge. Upon request, Jim can autograph and personalize any of the shirts for you with a permanent marker making them worth zillions! Each shirt sports the Lower Latitudes seaplane on the left chest (as shown at left). Only $27.36 each!
Note to any scurvy pirates out there: images shown here are all copyright protected. Any use of these images without permission is strictly prohibited.
LOWER LATITUDES MEANS BETTER ATTITUDES
Leave Baggage Behind
Drinks on the House
Why Wait Til 5?
Relax, Hang in There
Great Minds Clink