Mural captures rich natural and archaeological history!

In 2014 Friends unveiled A Glimpse Through the Mangroves, a large, life-size mural located at the entrance to the Preserve’s main Exhibit Hall. The mural, depicting a native American family looking out over what is today’s Weedon Island, evokes the early history of the Preserve and its habitat. Commissioned by the Friends and painted by St. Petersburg artist Carrie Jadus the work captures the essence of what the Preserve continues to offer to today’s visitors.

Ms. Jadus’ work is exhibited in galleries and in private collections throughout the world. Her studio is located at the Soft Water Studios in St. Petersburg’s Warehouse Arts District.

Meet the Mural Artist

About the Artist

Meet the Weedon Island Preserve Mural ArtistCarrie Jadus is local artist, raised in St. Petersburg. Her work is exhibited in galleries and as part of private collections all over the world. She is skilled in a range of styles and captures the beauty in all of her subjects, ranging from iconic Tampa Bay images and landscapes to portraits and murals. She has designed commemorative posters for organizations such as St. Pete Preservation, including the Downtown Saint Petersburg’s Waterfront Parks Centennial poster. She has a studio in the Soft Water Studios in the Warehouse Arts District in St. Petersburg.
Meet the Mural Artist

Donate Online Using Your Credit Card

Sponsorships for the mural are appropriate for business and community groups, as well as individuals. They are also an excellent and thoughtful way to pay tribute to friends and loved ones through a commemorative or memorial donation via major credit card using our secure Paypal interface.

Sponsorships and memorials are available at the following levels:

  • Ancient Weedon Islander ($5,000)
    Includes a large, artist-signed giclee print
  • Roseate Spoonbill ($2,500)
    Includes a medium, artist-signed giclee print
  • Osprey ($1,000)
    Includes a small, artist-signed giclee print
  • Redfish ($500)
    Includes artist-signed poster and notecards
  • Raccoon ($250)
    Includes an artist-signed poster
  • Mangrove ($100)

Donor and memorial recipient names will be recognized on a complementary display alongside the 6’x8’ painting and include high-quality reproductions of the oil painting, suitable for display in homes and businesses. Begin by choosing your sponsorship level from the dropdown.

Sponsorship Level