I follow inspiration in whatever form, medium, direction etc it takes me. Sometimes I focus on painting; other times I'm focused on music. Sometimes I am focused on teaching....and sometimes I combine all these skills and create puppet shows, masks, characters and performances.
Any opportunity I get to work with musicians is always a plus; I enjoy creating CD covers and promo materials, because it's such a fantastic challenge to visually convey the intangible (i.e., music) and it keeps me on my toes! I'm also just totally an animal person, and most recently I started a Pet-Portrait business, which is incredibly fun and rewarding.
I am a digital illustrator, and traditional portrait artist.
Through these mediums I have also gained a high profficiency in photography and have recieved commissions there also.
I think of myself as an illustrator, and my art is geared more toward kids at heart than galleries.
I currently work as an Illustrator and Concept Artist at a Special Effects Studio in Studio City, CA. I use drawing and painting to work professionally in the entertainment industry. I use drawing and painting to express myself.
I ride the line between Fine Art and Illustration. I make comic inspired pieces of visual poetry.
My style has more to do with the mood of a drawing than it has anything at all to do with materiality or visual consistency. There are words and pictures, that’s what I do… sometimes they have everything to do with one another, sometimes they just occupy a page together. I like to think that even when it’s simple happenstance that brings them together; a note from class that happens to be on the same page as a drawing done at 4 am that I expected to tear out of the book in the morning, they still manage to inform one another in some way. It’s a collage of ideas, emotions, thoughts…
My work is about the way we process what we see, hear, think… it’s about the relationship between pictures and words, even when that relationship is arbitrary. Hell, the more arbitrary the better.
When start working for money.
I am a multimodal illustrator who publishes in greeting cards, magazines, books, ads, and whatever else I can find. I keep a few porfolios in different styles. For example, style A is great for entertainment and abstract or exaggerated emotion; style B is more literal and narrative, and so on, but they all seem to share a common sensibility.
As an artist, I might say I'm a close relative to a scientist. Both fields start with observation, and in the pursuit of refining the thoughts, questions and actions you take from these observations, you can arrive at some surprising conclusions.
That's a difficult question - I have enough trouble answering it when I'm asked what I do by a barber or a neighbor. I've always thought there was an enormous amount of overlap among various fields of creative endeavor, each one trying to engage different human senses in a different way, and that it's difficult to categorize an impulse to create, and to shoehorn it into one area like "painting" or "sculpture," or even "cooking" or "dance," and then churn out an endless series of marketable variations on that theme. I suppose my answer to this question would be "I do everything," if only human life were long enough, but since I have to be a little more focused to make use of my four-score-and-twain, I've realized that it's the 2D, pictorial art that primarily speaks to me, and that I primarily create. That's a pretty broad spectrum, but so is human experience.
I enjoy painting in acrylic on canvas and watercolor on both paper, and canvas. I enjoy painting animals, but also paint airplanes, political scenes, and plein air landscapes. I go to sites around Georgia, and Texas and paint on the spot, mostly in acrylics. I have started painting a few fantasy paintings as well. I have showed at Dragon Con in Atlanta a few times, so just starting out in the fantasy field. But my heart is in animals, I like painting the personalities that I see in each type of animal. Horses use to be my favorite, but I have quite enjoyed painting birds, especially the large raptures.
I'm a jack of all trades - murals, illustration, sidewalks, web, crafts... as long as I feel like the inventor / creator. I really should narrow down a specialty. It would be much easier to market. I like being the person that says "yes I can" to any old off-the-wall challenge that comes my way.
I'm currently a painter in acylics and an illustrator is gouache. I was a printmaker and oil painter for many years, however gouache and acrylic are the mediums I love and they work best for my style and imagery. My work is figurative and vibrant. Color and composition are very important to both my paintings and illustration. I tend to use failry flat areas of color with pattern and the work has roots in both western and folk art. My paintings are luscious, sometimes sensual and or mystical, at times playful. My illustrations are upbeat, at times multicultural.
My genre is mind-body-spirit and I am an author and writer as well as artist. My art, books and writings are all means through which I express my metaphysical ideas and challenge conventional thinking. My art is a form of spiritual communion.
I am a freelance illustrator and artist who shows in galleries. I also enjoy teaching at RISD and Montserrat College of Art. I think the role as an artist blurs the lines and markets these days. We have fine artists doing CD covers and illustrators flooding galleries from New York to Paris. People are breaking the so called "rules" and the definition of an artist is becoming organic. It provides a lot of opportunities now.
I create illustrations,paintings,photos and designs for a variety of publications and products. Art for money and Art for ART.
I bring to life what does not exist
I make better what we already have
I show the world what to strive for
My thoughts, bled from my head, are intended to open the minds of the masses to see something, feel something, that i cannot convey in words