Steve "Scissorbill" Tainter, Legendary figure, rip-off artist and con-man cut a wide swath through the back-woods communities of Northern
California in the Seventies. Over-estimating his own prowess, and over-extending
himself financially as he over-indulged in choice pharmaceuticals (nothing
but the best for Steve) he hit a low point when he stole the community's
school funds as part of a complicated ponzi scheme. He is shown here behind
the wheel of the "Marsh Hen" an Oregon dory he operated out of
Shelter Cove in the early days. We won't forget you Steve.
Painting by KURSA, 1977