About

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Raised next to a forest nestled in the suburbs of Massachusetts, I developed a strong connection to nature and my wild neighbors at a young age.  I spent countless hours of my childhood building a relationship with my untamed friends through drawing and painting.  I attended college at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; however, shifted gears towards conservation and outdoor work.  The disconnection I felt in the city led me to pursue a path more grounded in nature.

I spent a year backpacking through New Zealand while working on organic farms, volunteering for the Department of Conservation, and serving in meditation centers.  Intimate time of solitude in the wilderness and personal growth in communities have heavily influenced my artistic journey.

I currently work as a biological science technician with the Bureau of Land Management based out of Southern Utah. 

You can reach me at toula.d.papadop@gmail.com

You can find my CV here