Behind my eyes are memories filled with color and darkness. Intense happiness and sadness constantly at battle. My art is like therapy and I get lost while creating. I have been a creative mind for most of my life and trying to figure my niche or style took some time and a lot of experimentation. When I was in college, there was a moment...on a specific day that my mind opened up and my niche was born. I had an awakening and from that exact moment on, I have been making digital art and watching it transcend over time with each new piece.
I am inspired by the beauty that surrounds me...more specifically the women that I meet. The majority of the subjects in my art are female whether it be a real live person or a flower which represents females in more than one sense. I am always asked, "What is the story behind your art?" Honestly I have no answer. My art is an accumulation of life experiences in extreme happiness and extreme sadness with the end result being colorful and abstract. It doesn't have to make sense yet it makes a lot of sense. It starts out as an idea and once that idea is in my head, my brain will not relax until the art is finished. It's as if my mind and body are so focused on creating the piece of art that I am completely unable to focus on doing anything else. I have stopped trying to fight the process and just go along with it in anticipation of what will be created. I can say that once I start on something, I have a general idea of how I would like for it to work but, it never ends up how I want...it's always so much better. My mind amazes me and is consistently transcending the more it opens up. I look forward to seeing the continuous transcendence over time.
A lot of my female subjects have also had some sort of struggle in their life. My goal is to make them feel as beautiful and special as possible with each piece that I create. Eyes can tell so much and can be so powerful...they are a gateway to the soul. Looking at a photo of a person during two different phases of their life is amazing because you can see sadness as well as happiness simply by gazing into their eyes. Generally, the eyes are the main focus in the work involving women however, there are times that they aren't as vital. When I am working on something, I feel a sense of oneness with the subject as if we are fighting their battle together. In a way I am helping to disguise the person that they see in the mirror along with their pain and turn them into a beautiful creation that everyone will admire. During the creative process there are a lot of happy accidents however, those accidents are vital to the originality of my work.
We all have a purpose and a passion. I encourage all of you to follow your passion in life. We are only granted a very short time here and it would be a tragedy to have wasted your life by living in mediocrity, complacency or living life being a sheep. Quit has never been part of the conversation. #besomebody