An artist from the age of three, Troy Hotard has been a practicing professional artist for over 25 years. In that time, he has produced numerous works, including portraits, advertisements, logos, and murals. These works have been done in various media ranging from graphite, oil paint, wood & metal, to mixed media and stained glass.
Recently, Troy has concentrated on his main passion: Scuba Diving. Through this art, he hopes to raise awareness and educate the public about the beauty and fragile nature of the ocean's coral reef systems, and the sheer wonder of discovery through scuba diving. To him, the ocean represents the last frontier to be explored and protected. This frontier is much like the disappearing Western Frontier at the end of the 19th century. Similar to Buffalo Bill, who brought his WILD WEST SHOW to the "Easterners", who had never traveled to the west, so now, Troy Hotard is bringing a representation of this modern vanishing wilderness to the general public.
Troy is a certified PADI Instructor and has been certifying scuba divers for the past ten years. His students share his passion about saving the reefs and protecting the oceans.
It is Troy's hope that his art will raise awareness regarding the vulnerability of the world's reef systems as well as stressing the urgency of safeguarding the underwater world...which is crucial to our own survival.