jeff & dale ocasio - artists


We are Jeff & Dale Ocasio and work collaboratively to create sculpted and digital art expressing an imaginative, storybook spirit. Figurative sculpture is a large part of our work. Our cast of characters are mostly quirky, always imperfect and a welcome whimsical diversion.​

Sculpting with paper masking tape over wire and reclaimed objects is a unique medium we find extremely liberating. Each sculpture is encased with layers of acid‐free glue, color is added with more layers of acrylics, and protected with matte varnish. Many of our sculptures are documented through our own digital illustrations and animations. 

People tell us that they've never seen anything like our art. Words used to describe it have ranged from “happy” to “charmingly disturbing.” We live and play in sunny, slow moving southwest florida.

where you can find our art

The Franklin Shops - 2200 First St, Fort Myers, FL 

DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts - 1815-3 Fowler Street Fort Myers, FL 33901 



Upcoming - August 2022 - Solo Show - Cape Coral Art Center

March 2021 - Featured 3D Artist - Harbour View Gallery, Cape Coral FL

December 2019 - Water Ways - a tribute to life in the tides - Solo Show - Arts for ACT, Ft Myers FL

May 2019 - Just Bee...Wonderfully, Weird Wonders - Group Show - Curly Tale Fine Art Gallery, Chicago IL

November 2018 - Make Believe -  Group Show - Curly Tale Fine Art Gallery, Chicago IL

April 2018 - Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life - Juried Group Show - Florida CraftArt, St Petersburg FL

January 2018 - "Animal Life: Hatchett, Maldonado, Ocasio and Spry" - Lee County Alliance for the Arts 

July 2017 - Solo Show - "Fin Folk" - DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery

June 2016 - 30th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition - Alliance for the Arts (Juror's Choice Award Winner)

February 2016 - Solo Show - "Kings and Queens and Things Unseen" - Arts for ACT

July 2015 - SWFL Lives! 7th Annual Group Show - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo

June 2015 - Art of the Heart Juried Exhibition - Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

October 2014 - Layers, Fiber, Collage & Assemblage: Juried Exhibit - Alliance for the Arts (Best In Show)

July 2014 - SWFL Lives! 6th Annual Group Show - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo

June 2014 - Untitled: A Group Show - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo

April-May 2014 - Art & Community Exhibit - Southwest Florida Community Foundation

March 2014 - "Burnett, Fithian, and Ocasio" Exhibit - Alliance for the Arts

November 2013 - Dia de los Muertos – Group Show - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo

September 2013 - Exposed: Face & Figure - Invitational Group Show -  Alliance for the Arts

June 2013 - 27th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition - Alliance for the Arts

June 2013 - The Art of Playing - Juried Exhibit - Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

February 2013 - Art of the Book - Juried Exhibit - Alliance for the Arts (Best in Show Winner)

November 2012 - Dia de los Muertos - GROUP SHOW - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo

October 2012 - Zombicon Dark Art 6 - Space 39 Gallery

press about us


Gulfshore Life Magazine - October 2019 - World of Wonder

NBC-2 - November 6, 2018 - Stories 2 Share Video Clip

HelloSWFL - October 13, 2017 - Masking Tape Tree Video Story

News-Press - July 20, 2017, by Charles Runnels - 'Fin Folk' swims into the ocean to meet new, whimsical creatures at DAAS gallery in Fort Myers 

Gulf & Main Magazine - Sep-Oct, 2016, by David Acevedo -"Making Oddity and Enchantment" page 20-23

Florida Weekly - February 26, 2014, - "Group exhibit features colorful landscapes and whimsical creatures"

Ft Myers Magazine - Jan. & Feb. 2013 Issue, by Cindy Jo Dietz - "The Fantastic World of Jeff & Dale Ocasio"

Florida Weekly – November 14, 2012, by Nancy Stetson - “All dolled up”

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