I am a multidisciplinary professional artist and amateur naturalist currently focused on growing an oil painting practice which can sustain my goal to live life in the woods. My wide ranging creative practices flow out of a lifelong connection to the natural environment and insatiable curiosity fueled by divergent tendencies…
I have been active in the Tampa Bay Area arts community for over 20 years as an exhibiting artist, grass roots organizer, curator, art handler and museum preparator for many of the area museums, galleries, and schools – including the Morean Arts Center, The Studio @620, The Museum of Fine Arts, University of Tampa, and more.
I have had several well received solo and two person exhibitions and have participated in dozens of group exhibitions both locally and out of state, including multiple curated, climate crisis focused exhibitions that featured regional and national artists. I have received multiple artist grants and have completed multiple public art and private commissions. I have also been invited to give dozens of local and virtual lectures, and have been the subject of multiple interviews and publications.
I currently live in St. Petersburg, FL with my wife Maggie (who is a farmer and lifelong nurturer of plants and animals), and young son Cedar with our old shepherd, bunny, and 6 hens. In a few years we are moving to our family land “The Floating Woods” in rural Gulf Hammock, FL, to grow a farm and artist residency focused on forest bathing and environmental stewardship.