PC: Appleseed Photography, 2017

PC: Appleseed Photography, 2017

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Bio:

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.

Statement:

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.

 

Study:

Antrese Wood, Savvy Painter Growth Studio, 2018-2019

Robert Leedy, Watercolor, 2018

Ed Hall Figure Drawing 2016, 2018, 2019

Privately with Paul Ladnier, 2014-2016

Sarah Petersen, 2010

 

Representation:

Stellers Gallery: www.stellersgallery.com

(2018-2019) The Vault @ 1930:    1930 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL   32207

 J. Gregory Fine Art:    3853 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL  32207

 

Exhibitions/Competitions:

2020

*Congaree and Penn Studio Series, January 2020

*United States Naval Academy Museum exhibit (www.easelonstribling.com), May 2020-October 2021

2019

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

Mural completed at Lofts at Jefferson Station, subcontracted by Group 4 Design Studio

2018

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)

2015

Veterans Artist Showcase (Juried), November 2015

2014

City Dock Coffee, “Timless Traditions” (Solo) May 2014, Annapolis, Maryland

*future

 

Publications/Features:

The Savvy Painter Podcast (May 2019)

Vogue, U.K. (August - October, 2018) (click for images)

Buzz TV Interview (Click here to watch)

 Women in Art 278 Magazine

 

Education:

Bachelors of Science, Naval Architecture, United States Naval Academy, 2011

 

Affiliations:

First Coast Plein Air Painters (2018, 2019)

St. Augustine Art Association (2018, 2019)

FemArt Gallery