Visual Artist, Craft Artist, Designer, Arts Collective, Curator, Educator, Arts Worker, Arts Supporter, Artist, Arts Lover
Visual Arts, Crafts, Design
Pen and ink
About Me And My Work
My artistic background is one I was born with, you could say it's 'in the blood'. I come from a family of artist, primarily musicians. I have always had the need to paint...draw...CREATE and express. There is a fundamental need for human beings to seek out beauty, in any way, shape or form.
In these trying times I find that we are all seeking a lighter side to life....hence, my colors...my themes....my work....
Places I Would Like To Visit
The world is my inspiration...life and all the absurdities it has to offer us....I've traveled extensively but my one dream is to travel to Thailand.....
the caribbean, beautiful voluptous women, color...movement and lots and lots of color!!!!...oh and did I mention color?? LOL!!
Art Forms And Cultures I Would Like To Engage With
My 'dream artistic experience'...well....you may think this weird....but as I read that phrase I'm hearing in the back of my head...
'I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I'd like to hold it in my arms and keep it company
I'd like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills "Ah, peace throughout the land"...
now...for many of you this may not make any sense whatsoever 'cuz you're YOUNG....but to those who just read the first line and hear the song in their heads, you know what I'm tawkin' about!...and for you 'youngtas'...click here to see the commercial as it originally aired in 1984.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRbQ-y-FxTg
anyway...getting off track!....I regress to hippie days from time to time....
my dream is to simply, as that commercial did way back when...make your heart jump for joy....bring a smile to the face of those who have been raptured by the piece they're studying. The use of colors and shapes is clearly from that Caribbean sugar cane nectar running through my veins, the same nectar that explodes on the paper and brings to you happiness, movement, sensuality, and most of all JOY. Tell me it makes you happy, and my 'dream artistic experience' has evolved in to a fulfilled artistic experience.
My Creative Influences & Favorite Artists
ALL artists and musicians...because without music, art would be silent.......hmmmmmm think about that one!
My Artistic Affiliations
all the world's an empty canvas.....leave your mark.
Great work that you do with 're-purposed' materials. I found you through Wayne Harjula's page when he joined the 'Re-cycled!' group here on Create Culture. I think some of your work would fit in that category, and would love to have you upload some of your images there. Also, I met an artist in Croton, NY, Jeanne Shaw, who I think you'd really like and I wanted to recommend that you have a quick look at her work on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=518017316