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Buy Art Online

Looking for a place to buy art online? I’m happy to announce that, if you are located in the United States, my art is now available for online purchase! You can select from a range of original art, limited edition paper prints, and limited edition stretched canvas prints. Originals and canvas prints are ready to hang, no matter the size. Continue reading “Check Out My Art Shop!”

Portrait Painter Joins the St. Pete Art Scene

Emerging from the Jungle

After five years of living in a small town in Costa Rica, and after spending a few months in Tampa, my home town, I am now ready to join the St. Pete art community. I’ve been interested in St. Petersburg ever since I first learned of the dynamic art scene that continues to grow there. And, while much of my work depicts Costa Rican wildlife, I am expecting my focus to shift to portrait painting. And, honestly, I think there is a lot of room for a portrait painter in the Tampa Bay area. Continue reading “Portrait Painter Joins the St. Pete Art Scene”

Wildlife and Portraiture – Costa Rica to Tampa, Florida

Five Years in Costa Rica

Nosara, Costa Rica, is where I began my journey as a professional artist and, after nearly five years of focusing on my art, I decided to take what I learned in the small beach town of Nosara, Costa Rica, to Tampa, Florida, in the United States. During the last couple years, even though I was living in Costa Rica, I noticed that more people from the United States were commissioning me to be a portrait painter for them. Continue reading “Wildlife and Portraiture – Costa Rica to Tampa, Florida”

The Circle of Life

A Healthy Ecosystem 

A lot of Costa Rican art depicts wildlife. It’s hard for an artist not to be inspired by the beauty of tropical species. It’s even more inspiring to see them in their natural habitat. They are emotional beings clothed in a natural tapestry of color, patterns, and designs. The animals depicted in this piece are among the most celebrated species in Costa Rica.
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Celebrating Oneness Through Art

A Baha’i Perspective

Growing up as a member of the Baha’i Faith, I learned to appreciate the beauty in diversity, the power of cultural expression, and the common link that unites all of us. As a child and adolescent, I was extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to travel. I traveled to countries far from home often enough and for periods long enough that I began to see the entire planet as my home. Continue reading “Celebrating Oneness Through Art”

Reflection – We Must Save the Florida Black Bears

The Florida Black Bear Hunt

Reflection, a painting depicting the Florida Black Bear and its disappearing habitat, was commissioned by Adam Sugalski, founder of One Protest. Adam is the man leading the fight against the proposed Florida Black Bear Hunt. Adam and I met through Facebook a year ago when we got the news that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was considering open season on a species that, for the first time in twenty years, was no longer considered endangered. Continue reading “Reflection – We Must Save the Florida Black Bears”

A Glimpse into the Life of Nosara, Costa Rica

After three years of living in Nosara, Costa Rica, I’d like to share a selection of the photos that I have taken. I’d like to share a little bit about the world that inspires my art.

As an artist, I am drawn to beauty and Nosara has plenty. There are beautiful plants and animals, along with beautiful relationships that I love to capture on camera. Continue reading “A Glimpse into the Life of Nosara, Costa Rica”

A Nosara Vacation

Last week a group of friends from Los Angeles, California came to visit Costa Rica for a Nosara Vacation. Had I not messaged one of them, the only one I remotely knew, a week before their trip, I would not have taken a vacation in my own backyard. I would not have come to know and bond with this group of extraordinary men. But, because I wrote one of them, Justin, an actor and film maker, thanking him for work that he had done, while also mentioning that I lived in Costa Rica, I received a reply to my message informing me that he and his buddies would be vacationing in this country the following week. Continue reading “A Nosara Vacation”

Choosing Art – Doing What Society Says Not To Do

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I was eighteen, young and unaware of what the working world would look like, but I was supposed to know exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Strangely enough, I kind of did know what I wanted to do. Since I was a kid I enjoyed painting. And up until that point I was fortunate enough to travel and spend several inspiring years in Israel where I attended the American International School. Continue reading “Choosing Art – Doing What Society Says Not To Do”

Some Thoughts After Visiting a Costa Rican Wildlife Refuge

The piercing eyes of the animal above speak to us. These eyes share with us the reality that there is more to this creature than a list of interesting facts about what it likes to eat and where it likes to sleep. These eyes reveal intellect, emotion, thoughts and feelings. This is a jaguarundi, one of the wild cats whose home is at Las Pumas Rescue Center, a Costa Rican Wildlife Refuge.

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