HOW IT ALL STARTED
As an artist at the Backyards of Key West Gallery, I have a unique story that led me to pursue my passion for art. Before I became an artist, I used to run a Marketing and Consulting company, where I advised my clients to create micro-businesses around their passion. Despite giving them the tools and strategies to succeed, many of them made excuses for why it wouldn't work for them. I decided to become a test subject for my own advice and create a micro-business around my passion.
I started by creating social media accounts for Backyards of Key West and posting pictures of Key West homes. I then created a local podcast and spent a year building my audience. From there, I began photographing Key West's landmarks, beaches, and homes, digitally painting over them with a stylist, and selling my artwork online.
After running my art business successfully for six months, I decided to take things to the next level. I purchased my printing equipment, opened up a retail gallery near Duval Street, fired all of my clients, and transitioned into becoming a full-time artist.
My journey into the world of art has been a transformative experience. The creative process has allowed me to express my passion and tell stories about the beauty of Key West. I love that my artwork can bring joy to people's lives and help them create lasting memories of their time in Key West.
Thank you for visiting the Backyards of Key West Gallery and for taking the time to learn a bit about my story. I look forward to sharing my passion for art with you and hope to inspire you to pursue your own dreams.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain