Rootman. A name earned on the football field and embraced as an artist. He explores its significance through his paintings with vibrant colors, bold subjects, and honest perspectives.
Rootman. A self-taught native Floridian, painting since he was a child and had dreams of becoming the next Leonardo DaVinci. His art reflects his obsession with life’s mysteries and discoveries while exploring a variety of artistic styles.
The images in my paintings are naturally occurring designs that stimulate creative and spritual forces. They reflect the beauty awaiting discovery within ourselves.
Selected SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS:
Annual Onyx Awards Ceremony, Orlando University of Florida "African American Studies Program" Gainesville Guest Artist with Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition. Ocala Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum "2003 Through Our Eyes" Jacksonville Cummer Museum, Jacksonville Brooklyn Art and Design Center, "Mortar and Pestle Show" Jacksonville Shands at AGH, Gainesville Durkeeville Historical Society, Jacksonville "THE FOUR" traveling exhibition, Jacksonville LaVilla Museum, Jacksonville Gainesville Regional Airport, Gainesville Plantation Oaks, Gainesville The Fine Gallery, Jacksonville Brick City Center for Art, Ocala Redd Arts, Jacksonville Art Cafe, Gainesville Alachua County Public Library, Gainesville Talking Wall, Gainesville Ronald McDonald House, Gainesville Community Health Center at Eastside, Gainesville Shands Medical Center, Gainesville Books Inc, Gainesville Gainesville City Hall, Gainesville High Spring Gallery, High Spring Safari Art Show, Jacksonville Pickett and Watts Gallery, Jacksonville The Tench Building, Gainesville Wild Iris Books, Gainesville BodyTech, Gainesville GFAA Exhibit at Thomas Center. Gainesville