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Formerly an engineer, Carrie Jadus now lives her dream as a professional artist. Jadus' impressionist techniques lend themselves to subjective interpretations of her work. Jadus is both a painter and a narrator, telling stories in her paintings about the physical world, and the truths, both harsh and beautiful that it contains. Jadus paints St. Petersburg cityscapes, commissioned portraits, murals and posters. She works with pastels, oils, charcoal and other media to create images that romantically and dramatically visualize the beauty of the city, nature, the human form and other subjects. 

Years in Tampa Bay

Grew up here, but acquired my business license to work as an artist in 2016.

Hustle (job)


What do you do?  

I make a living creating public and private art, using a variety of media.

Why do you do it?

It is what I love to do, and I am willing to work hard enough to make it work for me.

What was your Catalyst? (How did you get started?)

A realization that I did not want to live my life with any regrets.

What’s a common misconception or unknown aspect of what you do?

It is not unusual for someone to tell me with absolute certainty that it is impossible to survive financially as an artist.

What’s the most challenging part of your Hustle?

Balancing creativity and business, and making time and space for both.

What’s the most valuable piece of business advice/insight that’s helped you?

Work hard, stay focused, think for yourself, take the high road.

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