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I am a fine art painter born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. I left after high school to serve in the Navy, studying Naval Architecture at the U.S. Naval Academy and serving 6 years driving ships and managing ship maintenance contracts as an engineer. I chose the Navy over art school because I had two dreams, and one was “now or never.” It’s a decision that has informed my art in unique ways.
The past decade of my life has been all about taking risks, exploring the unknown, and experiencing change- throughout this constant change, I’ve taken an interest in the things that root me, especially to a specific place. The St. John’s River, those ancient live oaks…. They were such strong motifs of my childhood and they were there, seemingly the same, when I came back. They acted as an anchor, and possibly a yardstick. Returning to them made me realize how much I had changed.
My work often explores relationships: Relationship with others, myself, my art practice, my faith… The subject, title, color, and mark making are metaphors and visual representations of always changing relationships in my life. It’s important to me to keep the titles, details, and subjects vague in order to allow the viewer to interpret them within the context of their own circumstances.
Robert Leedy, Watercolor, 2018
Ed Hall Figure Drawing 2016, 2018
Privately with Paul Ladnier, 2014-2016
Sarah Petersen, 2010
Stellers Gallery: www.stellersgallery.com
J. Gregory Fine Art: 3853 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207
St. Augustine Art Association (Juried) Miniature Marvels, February
Brush with Nature (First Coast Plein Air Painters), Jacksonville Arboretum, March 2019
St. Johns Cathedral, April 2019, Solo Show, “Canopies,” Part 1
“A Vision For Art” Group Juried Show, April 2019, St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School
*Jewish Community Alliance, June 2019, Solo Show, “Canopies,” Part 2
*Congaree and Penn Summer Studio Series, July 2019
Female Military Veterans Show with FemArtGallery, November 2018
Twisted Compass Brewing, “Roots” (Solo) May 2018-October 2018
Jacksonville Arboretum "Brush with Nature," 2nd Place (Artists Choice). March 2018
St. Augustine Art Association (Juried):
February 2018 (Not So Still Life)
March 2018 (Miniature Marvels)
April 2018 (Spring Members Show)
September 2018 (Fall Members Show)
November 2018 (Fantastic Florida)
Veterans Artist Showcase (Juried), November 2015
City Dock Coffee, “Timless Traditions” (Solo) May 2014, Annapolis, Maryland
Vogue, U.K. (August - October, 2018) (click for images)
Buzz TV Interview (Click here to watch)
Women in Art 278 Magazine
Bachelors of Science, Naval Architecture, United States Naval Academy, 2011
St. Augustine Art Association (2018)