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Detroit homicide detective Jacob Miller has been accused of many things, but being smart isn’t one of them. The murder of drug-dealer Willy is proof enough of that, but not covering it up is even worse. So why would he think that stealing a fellow inmate’s hidden fortune is any smarter, especially when an ex-mafia family head is after the same thing?
But even the stupidest people have occasional flashes of brilliance, and Jacob is no exception. After being released from prison and moving to sunny Costa Rica, he solves an international murder mystery involving the usual suspects: love, lust and loot. Despite that mildly brainiac feather in his cap, he still has to deal with the beef between him, his fellow inmate and the mob boss…and the violent fallout that ensues.
Pura Vida is a globetrotting story of murder, mystery, suspense and revenge—and a great way to get your mind off a five-hour airport delay.
Award winning artist Hurst is recognized as one of the top sports artists in the country. Widely sought after by corporate and private collectors, his paintings and prints are owned by numerous notable collectors and athletes including Troy Aikman, David Robinson, Bob Lilly, Mary Lou Retton, the Babe Ruth Museum and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Additionally, he has close, long-term working relationships with several organizations. Hurst travels all over the country promoting his work at both art and major sporting events, such as the Super Bowl and MLB All Star games. Hurst’s work has been published extensively in art and sports publications.
AFFILIATIONS, AWARDS, AND HONORS
Official Artist Texas Sports Hall of Fame 1997 – Present
Official Artist National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2006 – Present
Official Artist Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010 – Present
Rodeo Austin (AKA Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo)
Official Artist 2001 – 2010
Chairman Competitive Arts Committee 2011- current
Judge for Competitive Arts 2007-2010
This interview with Robert took place in his studio February 2012.
Hugh Laurie, known from TVs medical drama “House,” visits Historic Maggie Maes while shooting a show for PBS’ “Great Performances”. Laurie tells viewers every man is entitled to one pilgrimage in his life and this includes a long drive on his way to New Orleans with many famous music stops along the way. Historic Maggie Mae’s in Austin, Texas, was on his list, with the amazing Miss Lavelle White performing, who can vocalize a mean harmonica with only her mouth. Watch this amazing episode of Let Them Talk to see it all!
I sat in on on the Maggie Mae’s in Austin portion of this taping about a year or so ago. I’m not in the video, but my artwork is quite prominent through the Maggie Mae’s portion. Cool! Great Performance too ; – ) Robert
Update: The CowParade auction was a great success. Over $1,000,000.00 was raised for Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, Texas and Super Hero Kids. Uddercup was one of the cows selected for the live auction and raised over $20,000.00!
Learn more about Robert’s Austin CowParade cow, formally know as the “Texas Holstein of Fame” but affectionately referred to as “Uddercup” by Robert, at the link below.
Maggie Mae’s write up: http://www.maggiemaesaustin.com/site/index.php/about/robert-hurst/hurst-art/
WACO – The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Induction Committee chaired by Texas Football Magazine founder Dave Campbell, has announced its Class of 2011 presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies. The banquet will be held in February 2012. The exact date, time, and ticket prices will be announced at a later date check www.tshof.org for updates. (more…)
- Texas songwriter artwork by Robert Hurst
- We Are Austin
- KEYE TV
- March 3, 2011
- Link to interview: http://weareaustin.com/entertainment-story/?nxd_id=126996
To view and order the artwork go to the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association 2011 fine art prints page on Robert’s web site