Upcoming Exhibit with David McCauley at Creative Grape – Opening on January 19
I am a painter, drawer, and dancer who grew up in New Orleans, LA. I have lived and traveled across the US and Europe. I pull inspiration from my upbringing in New Orleans and my travels. I have settled in Saint Petersburg, FL in Historic Kenwood, where I have been for 10 years and happy to call it home. From a very early age, art was a part of my life. My mother is a talented seamstress and artist, and my father is a photographer. Our house was filled with art from local artists and my dad’s photography. My parents made a huge impact on my love for art growing up and always embraced my decision to pursue it.
My knowledge of art began at Loyola University, where I attended art camps as a child, and later went to college to learn the fundamentals of oil painting, and figure drawing. My education continued at Louisiana State University where I studied fashion and continued to hone my skills in figure drawing. It was through this education, and these experiences that I started developing my personal esthetic.
My current work consists of oil paintings, and figure drawings in black graphite and color charcoal. My paintings are abstract landscapes that play with mind-bending light sources. The use of an oil, varnish and turpenoid mixture helps make the paint malleable to blend directly on the canvas. I also experiment mixing graphite and acrylic paint to push the boundaries of 2 dimensional figures.
I continue to let my artwork be influenced by the surrounding culture, my family, and the city I now call home.
Ongoing Exhibits Featuring Kenwood Enclave Artists in January 2023:
St. Pete Arts Alliance Grant Recipients (Letisia Cruz, Luci Westphal, Mike Satino) – The Kenwood Gables B&B
Events Featuring Kenwood Enclave Artists in January 2023:
Opening Reception: “Beginner’s Mind” by Amy Wolf – Safety Harbor Art and Music Center – Sat, Jan. 7
Open Mic with Bryan Klopfenstein (Bite-Size) – Creative Grape – Thu, Jan. 12 – 6pm
Upcoming Artist Enclave Events:
AEHK Members Meeting – Grand Central Brewhouse – Tue, Jan. 10, 6:30pm
Opening Reception: Megan Garrison & David McCauley – Creative Grape – Thu, Jan. 19 – 6pm
At the same time: Third Thursday Happy Hour – Creative Grape – Thu, Jan. 19
1/15 – 2023 Artist Studio Tour – application deadline