156. Ocala Public Art, Creative Refuge

Creative Refuge

Artwork Details

Title: Creative Refuge

Medium: Outdoor Acrylic Paint

Dimensions: 8.5' H x 17' W

Year: 2020

About the Artist 

My artistic journey began in Harrisburg Pennsylvania in a home where creativity and music were highly encouraged. Starting out with photography, I knew I wanted a formal Art education. After graduating from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design with a BA in Fine Art Photography, I began the next phase of my journey as a traveling quick sketch portrait artist. As I traveled from one beach town to another (this is where the name Gypsea Arts comes from) I perfected my craft and branched out into new mediums. After 8 years of steady travel I've landed (for now) in Ocala Florida with my wife and son. It’s here where I've been taking on art commissions, working on personal art projects and am now diving into the juried art show scene.

Artist Statement

Since moving to Ocala only 3 years ago my artistic career has really blossomed. I owe a great deal of this growth to MCA for giving me inspiration to paint again. The Flowers in my mural design represent MCA, the leaf that is creating shelter form the storm represents the support in which they provide for the arts and individual artists like myself. 

I envisioned that an individual or group would huddle up under the leaf for their selfies.

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