Tristan trained as an artist, studying painting, which led him from his home town Mississippi to Rome, New York City, and to London. He received a Masters in Fine Arts from the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Since then he has been consistently cultivating his artistic practice and exhibiting paintings in London and New York City.
In 2015, Tristan began practicing yoga with Fierce Grace and completed the teacher training in March, 2017. Many parallels between the practice of painting and yoga continuously emerge. This has led to a passion which has since grown and become intertwined into Tristan's life. As with creating art, yoga is a world that slowly unfolds; nuances emerge and open new spaces from which to view the world- the nuances become the journey.