Wednesday, 14 November 2012


The story you are about to read is true.  Only the facts have been changed to protect the innocent.

A group of mysterious felons has been spotted once again on Hilton Head Island.  They are under the direction of the notorious ringleader – Karin “Quickdraw” Jurick.  Some of the faces are familiar to Hilton Head Islanders but most were unknown until recently.  They meet, create havoc than slip away into the hinterland.  They seem to be able to cross international borders at will.

These are professional con (wo)men often extorting funds from the unsuspecting public in exchange for small boards covered with paint. 

Do not approach.  They are deceptively dangerous.  They have been seen shooting photos at random without warning then blending into the local population.  They are also known to slash canvas with palette knives and wrench paint caps off with pliers.  They are well-organized, enthusiastic and creative.

A select group of artists have been asked for their help in identifying these individuals and making them known to the world.  Photoshop makes photographs notoriously unreliable so their assignment was as follows:

Once a week they will receive a mugshot of one of these perpetrators.  They have one week to paint a likeness of that person in a 4” x 4” format, photograph the painting and email the photo to me.  I will post the photographs here as they arrive.  We need to identify these perps and their work and make them known to the public.  Everyone is asked to help with this task by posting a link to their blogs, websites, etc. and telling their friends.

This is one of the most challenging cases I have ever encountered. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

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