Friday Art Expo

I hope everyone has had a good week! I, for one, am so happy that it is finally Friday. I’m gonna do things a bit differently today. Gonna keep it short and picture based by showcasing a bit of my own art. Below each picture, I will discuss where the inspiration for the pieces comes from and bit more general information about them.

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This the first still life I ever designed. The theme was centred around the idea of the “inner child” we all have inside us. It is a simply charcoal on 18×24″ drawing paper. The Batman plushie featured in this drawing is currently sitting my studio guarding all my unfinished works.

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This piece, an amphora I titled “For Mom”, caused me a lot of stress. Though I absolutely love this massive 20 pound ceramic pot, it didn’t help me like my univeristy ceramic class.

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This painting, titled “Grandma’s Mounds”, was the painting that sparked the idea for my big university showcase during my final semester. This abstract alien landscape was inspired by human anatomy (something that has inspired my art for years) and the massive amounts of make up my grandma used to wear and colour it would turn her skin. It is oil paints on canvas, 12×18″.

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This painting, also oil paint on canvas and 12×18″, was inspired by an anxiety dream. In the dream I thought I was being watched, that their eyes were following me, judging my existence. I titled this piece “Always Watching”.

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This is the final piece for this edition of Art Expo. This is one of my most special pieces, as it has been featured as cover art for a published magazine, and because it was a real breakthrough for my landscape painting. The real simplification of the land mixed with the thin layered sky gives the painting a misty depth that I just can’t look away from.

Well I hope you all enjoyed this bit of history and view into my art world. Next month, I will have more current pieces to share and possibly some other big news. But for now, keep yours eyes peeled for next post on Monday, a review of a recent book I read called “ART Inc”.