I want to inspire the viewer to get closer to anything; people, nature, the world. You have a first impression of everything, but it gets more interesting when you dive in a bit deeper. Get closer, appreciate the details and most of all appreciate and enjoy the full picture. Enjoy!
The use of icons shows us what is revered and Idolized by society, An icon can provide comfort in times of crisis and fear. But, can it save us?
When we thought things couldn’t get worse, they did, and the people of New York stood up by Making A Statement for what they believe in. Art became a form of expression on the streets, specifically graffiti, with “black lives matters” and related designs painted on the wooden slates.
The strongest most powerful city lost its energy, everything shut down in NYC and so many lives were lost. The evil that this virus has done around the world is mind blowing, and the despair that we are all feeling while the death toll continues to grow every day.
A surrealist art work which questions the moral, political, economic, religious, and ecological values of the western world.
Inspired by New Zealand’s scenery, facial silhouettes are used to create a personalized landscape. The viewer initially sees an abstract landscape, with mountains fading away from the foreground. Wait a few seconds and ask them to tilt their heads and then they will see something quite different…
“I would love to be an artist, but I don’t have what it takes,” is how I felt when I was in high school. This story is how I overcame that limiting belief. It wasn’t as hard as you may think.
What’s an artist to do during the Pandemic? Keep painting. Get lost in the process. Hope for tomorrow. Wake up and repeat.
As an artist, the only way to express myself is via my art. And that’s what I did. Below is the picture of the artwork I created today. It took me hours to calm myself, as I reflected all my emotions on the canvas. “BlackLivesMatter” and “EveryLifeMatters”
I wouldn’t believe an artist who claims they’ve never experienced a dry spell, never wondered whether they’d sapped their creativity dry or never avoided the studio for fear of facing failure. Trust me, I’ve been there but I’ve learned some tricks along the way to overcome these perils.