Russell was seated with a young lady (tomorrow's post) at an outdoor cafe. When I approached them with my spiel, she took the lead and was outgoing. Russell was a little more reserved, but ultimately had no problem with being photographed.
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His friend, April, said that Russell is very modest, but is an accomplished artist. He shrugged modestly, and said that he did have a studio in Bradenton (~12 miles north). I asked if he had a business card, and he said no, not with him. Then I asked if I googled "Russell Starr", would he come up. Yes, and that his name had two 'R's. So I did, and his site is HERE.
Clearly he IS accomplished and has a very strong,characteristic style. I gave him my card. I hope that he sees this post and becomes motivated to carry his cards at all times.