This month, we focus our lens on the sartorially gifted country gent Arthur Tannock. When we spotted him in a Belleview hardware store, we knew he had a cool factor that would make him a standout anywhere. After working as a graphic designer for 20 years for Disney and Universal Studios, Tannock decided to leave that behind to homeschool his kids, while his wife pursued a career in nursing. He took the family “off the grid” when he purchased 5 acres of land in Belleview “just outside the city proper” with plans to build something similar to the property’s original 1800s Cracker-style house with energy saving technologies. His modest home is complete with solar panels to generate his own power, a 600-gallon water tank and a water filtration system he engineered himself. We quizzed this Renaissance man on some of his favorite things.
Shot on location at Ocala Tire Services, Inc. To suggest someone with great style to be featured in a future Style File feature, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What do you do for work?
Helpful hardware man. Love everyone in front of me.
What’s something people might not guess about you?
I am an assistant pastor and worship team musician for Calvary Chapel in Belleview.
Last, best purchase for yourself?
PRS Santana LE Guitar.
Favorite barber/hair salon?
Most regrettable hairstyle you rocked?
Telly “Kojak” Savalas.
Favorite part of your day?
Morning, probably thinking of the possibilities.
How do you describe your personal style?
Comfortable, functional, masculine. I wish it was cold enough for an ascot.
Go-to when you need to freshen up your wardrobe?
I shop the overstock stores and Buckle (in the Paddock Mall).
Spot for vintage/thrift finds?
Salvation Army thrift in The Villages…so many treasures.
Favorite grooming hack?
Favorite coffee place?
The Crazy Cucumber for the fresh guacamole. Latinos Y Mas for the spice and Paella, yum!
Grilled sirloin, asparagus with hollandaise sauce.
I’m the steak and potatoes type, so Brussels sprouts with bacon.
My beautiful wife is an RN with an interest in nutrition, as well as baking. With the help of Earth Fare, I enjoy healthy sweet treats often.
Where do you get your grocery shop on?
Publix and Earth Fare.
Favorite local attraction?
Orange Blossom Opry, Weirsdale.
Where you get your nature on?
Sholom Park, where we go to play acoustic, and Juniper Springs.
Anything to do with the “tiny house” movement.
Motto you live by?
Love everyone in front of you—the most important task of the day.
Biggest pet peeve?
Chair dancer? Car singer? Late-night snacker?
Best recent conversation?
“Dad, I know we have our differences, but we have more in common than you think, such as…” – My son Paul, who is 17 years old.
Best thing you learned recently?
Stop pushing the clock to quitting time, slow down and be excited about the next moment.
Proudest moment of your life?
The day Kellie became my wife.
Three words that describe you?
Husband, father, artist.