I have been keeping some sort of aquarium since I was in junior high school. At the turn of the century I fell back in love with reef aquariums when I stumbled across a couple of community websites: Reefcentral.com and NanoReef.com. Since the inception of the Internet the hobby has improved dramatically as reef geeks from around the world shared their experiences and expertise.
In 2008 I rediscovered painting. I’d dabbled a bit back in college but shunned being an art major because I thought it would be much more sensible to study biology. Quite appropriately 2 of my good friends who were art majors now have successful artistic careers: Gus Harper and Brad Swonetz. It only took me 10 years to give in to my need to paint and this time I had a subject matter I cared deeply about… fish! And corals and anemones and crabs and shrimp and pretty much any creature of the deep.
With my artwork I look to explore the more intricate parts of the sea, the intriguing, intimate, and odd behaviors of aquatic life. You won’t find mega underwater seascapes here. Instead you’ll discover the personalities, form and function of fish living in our precious seas as well as aquariums around the world.
I’m just starting out and am trying to keep up with my always active imagination but here are some things you can plan to see me working on in the near future:
- Fearful Symmetry Series - A look into the fish and invertebrates that tend to be aggressive and feared by fish and aquarists alike.
- Clownfish Series - Since finding Nemo everyone is in love with clownfish! This series will take a look at a broad range of anemonefish (more commonly known as clownfish) and the interesting behaviors they possess.
- Commissioned Work - If you are interested in commissioning me to do some aquatic artwork, whether it is for your home or business please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org