Those of you who follow the art world will recognize the name George Rodrigue as the artist who is probably best known for his Blue Dog paintings. I like blue dog but enjoy his entire body of work which is quite varied.
His wife, Wendy, writes a great blog and her most recent post really resonated with me as she talked about the Florida panhandle and southern Louisiana. http://www.wendyrodrigue.com/2012/10/paintin-shrimp-boats-and-pickin-crabs.html
I hope you enjoy her post and decide to read more of her blog, as well. She and George truly understand what it means to be from the deep south!
Some of my favorites: http://www.georgerodrigue.com/originalcajuns/cajuns.html
Edited to add: Red "Blue Dog" at Veterans Memorial Boulevard & Severn Ave. in Metairie: http://www.nola.com/arts/index.ssf/2010/01/george_rodrigues_blue_dog_on_v.html