Frederick Woods (Rootman) is a Florida native who grew up in the small North Florida town of Hampton. From an early age, he loved to draw and taught himself by studying the technique of the Old Masters’ paintings. Over time, his own unique approach to art emerged—one that combines many different styles with a modern twist. He considers himself a master storyteller on canvas. Using vibrant colors and bold subjects, Rootman’s art explores the journey of self-discovery, the beauty of nature and life’s many mysteries. His intent is to create art that connects with the viewer’s soul on a spiritual level.