The world around me, particularly in nature, is incredibly fascinating, and sometimes, it leaves me speechless in awe over the beauty or intricacies of it. That same awe is what I hope to instill into my artwork, and sometimes, the best way to really capture the essence of that is to add a bit of a fantastical or otherwordly element to it.
I find myself drawn to similar subjects repeatedly, most notably mountains and the sky—whether it’s the sunrise, or a star-filled nighttime view—or just outer space in general.
I use what I consider a semi-realistic painterly style, and I have drawn inspiration in particular from Impressionist painters, especially the concept of leaving visible brushstrokes and the nature of playing with how light interacts with water. The mediums I use most often are digital painting or chalk pastels.
Growing up, I was always big into drawing. I didn’t do it all the time, but it was an enjoyable pastime. People would ask me if I wanted to be an artist when I grew up, but I always brushed off the idea as ridiculous.
Then at some point in highschool, during my senior year, I realized how special my art was to me, and I chose to make something of it.
I began to pursue it with real dedication, but I was still unsure what to do with it—largely because I had yet to put in the practice to really hone my skills. I started going to college, majoring in Graphic Design, while learning all I could with my art, and trying to perfect my skills and explore mediums I’d never really touched before.
I still have lots left to learn, but I am confident in where I am and how far I’ve come, and I hope that I never stop learning.