I'm a 4th generation
Floridian, and have been an artist all my life and an Underwater Photographer
for over a decade. My photographs have won many awards and have been sold
worldwide. My work has graced the walls of the Coral Reef Gallery of the
Florida Aquarium for over eight years.
I capture nature in all modes of my artwork: photography, painting, glass, and sculpture. I enjoy experimenting in all kinds of mediums and hope to master them all. I also teach creative photography, and art classes, and freelance for several local papers and magazines. In nature’s classroom…I am a perpetual, humble student.
In the Fall of 2007, I began welding my Industrial Art to refocus my mind off my father's illness. I recreated my sorrow as beautiful sea turtles, mermaids and manatees...etc. Since, my metal sculptures have become very popular, and are being shown in several fine local galleries.
I was given a true love and appreciation for nature by my parents, Ray and Shirley. I’m inspired by my intelligent, wildy beautiful, dread-head sister, RhondaK and her incredible Folk-Road Art (RhondaKwrites.com), and enjoy watching her fame soar in the Sarasota/Bradenton areas. Now my mother has also become an incredible artist, (Shirleysart.com), now we are all 3 doing art shows together! If it weren't also for my loving Aunt Nancy's support (my second mom) who gives me faith in myself and my God-given abilities, I may have given up on "me."
My father passed away early in November 07, my heart aches every second of every day. His love of nature, love of life, and his artistic brilliance...will forever shine on in me.
I miss you so, daddy...every second, every day.
If you have any questions about my me, my work, consignment or wholesale opportunities, art commissions or upcoming shows, write to me: email@example.com