Manhattan artist Nick Stavrides was born in Washington Heights. He spent his childhood summers in Montauk, NY spending hours in the water snorkeling and drifting among the fish. It is the inspiration for his Fish Series paintings, some of which are currently displayed at Park 143 Bistro & Fish. A self-trained painter, Stavrides embraces the art of different tribes and cultures that give his work a primitive quality. He draws upon his creativity by observing New Yorkers in their daily rhythms on the streets, making comparison between them and schools of fish.