The Lure of the Islands and turquoise seas, an Endless Adventure...
Life is an endless adventure for me, routine a foreign concept and I strive for an exciting, healthy and colorful lifestyle . Everyday is an opportunity to tell a new story and capture the endless beauty in nature that surrounds me. I have always loved the great outdoors and the need to express myself in a creative style. I couldn't imagine my life without them.
Sailing to exotic locations filled with the promise of escape, solitude and tropical colors are what inspire me the most. Working as a freelance private yacht chef for the last 11 yrs. has allowed me access to these unforgettable and secluded destinations and given me the freedom to paint at my leisure between my contracts. Art, nature and the ocean are my passion. I paint on a regular basis and freelance as a private yacht chef while I share my art with the world!
In 2010, my painting 'Pelican Bay' was featured on the cover of Tequesta magazine. I am involved in fundraising events for reef and coastal conservation notably, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center of Boca Raton, FL. In 2009, the Coastal Conservation Association of South Florida invited me to their annual fundraising banquet and 2 of my marine life embellished giclees were sold at a live auction at the Miami Parrot Jungle. In 2008 and 2009, I was invited by Ocean Reef Club and Fort Lauderdale Yacht club to their annual members art show. I also have a passion for birds especially parrots and I am helping to raise funds for the World Parrot Refuge. In 2008 my painting 'Free Spirit' was selected by the Broward Art Guild for the juried art show 'Florida Art 2008' at ArtServe.
My paintings can be described as representational, realistic, detailed and sometimes impressionistic. They express the tranquility, solitude and freedom I enjoy when I travel and explore exotic islands...I document all my travels with camera in hand and paint using my photos as inspiration back in my Fort Lauderdale studio in company of my 3 wonderful parrot buddies, Tiki, Nimba & Coco. I also have a collection of abstract paintings for those who prefer a more contemporary and vibrant lifestyle, these can be custom ordered any size and color palette.
My art is collected by private collectors throughout the world and can be found on private yachts, upscale gift stores and art galleries throughout, Florida, the Bahamas and beyond...
OUT OF THE BLUE
ART IN THE SUN