Hello! If you’re reading this, thank you for visiting my blog! I’d like to share with you a little about myself and my work, and invite you to check out my online store. It’s brand new so I’m a little excited about it. 🙂
I’m originally from Tampa, FL, but most recently I spent five years in Nosara, Costa Rica, a small beach town known for monkeys, surfing and yoga. It was where I became a professional artist. Here are some photos I took while living in that beautiful place.
I don’t know who this paddle boarder is, but he gave me a great shot!
The sunsets were stunning.
My neighbors were howler monkeys.
Some of the world’s most beautiful wild animals lived nearby.
And my dog, Indy, really enjoyed living there.
The entire experience influenced my art.
During the years I spent in Nosara, I painted the wildlife. I painted the people. I was inspired by the natural habitat. It was the right environment for me to grow as an artist. Here are some of the paintings I did during those years…
The Circle of Life
And then it was time to move.
Earlier this year I made the move back to my home state of Florida. I thought it was time to be closer to my family, take my art to the next level, and pursue a relationship with the woman featured in the painting below. Unfortunately, she and I eventually went our separate ways, but the art will last forever. Below, you can see the piece she inspired as well as a few others I’ve done since returning.
Portrait of a Young Woman
St. Pete’s Art scene called.
After developing a new body of work from Tampa, FL, I decided to move to St. Petersburg, a city known for its thriving art scene. I found a place to live, set up my studio, and got to work.
A commission I’m currently working on.
I also made sure Indy was comfortable in the new space.
Of course, she’s comfortable on the couch too.
So, here I am, in a new place, with a new studio, and eager to discover new opportunities.
I am looking forward to meeting new people and making new memories. It’s always a little scary to start over in a new place, especially when you have your own business and a community doesn’t yet know who you are. So, I write this blog in hopes of introducing myself. I write this hoping you will share my story, visit my online store, or commission me to paint something for you.
Thank you for reading the entire blog post. I hope you enjoyed it! 🙂