Tell us about your artwork, medium, style, subject matter, etc.
I enjoy using acrylics and watercolor but I have also worked with photography, sculpting, murals, tattoos and anything that I can create something with. My style has been described as dark, gothic, traditional. Giving objects the essential elements is important to me, my life experiences are the subject matter in my art but I do enjoy working with people and bring out their perspective as well.
What are your biggest challenges in creating art?
Creating hyper-realism is challenging it’s the next step in the evolution of my work. Positioning an object when I have no references and determining where the light hits can sometime be challenging as well.
What is a day of working like in your studio/creative space? Do you have any rituals that help you get motivated or in “the zone”?
When I step into my studio I’m indecisive, there are many things I want to create and I have so little time so having a studio space has been essential for me. I am now able to produce more artwork and a faster pace.
When you are in need of inspiration are there particular things you read, listen to, look at or do to help find that idea or fuel your work?
My inspiration comes from past experiences such as heart aches, love, loss, and loneliness. Local artists are also an inspiration with their technique, style and use of elements and subject matter but at a deeper level what inspires me the most is life, death, light, dark, and balance in everything.
What advice would you give others just beginning their creative careers?
My advice to other artist out there is create, don’t stop painting, don’t stop creating, always create. Find a medium that you enjoy and make the best out of it, enjoy life.