Size: 9"W x 12"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
As an artist I often go through emotional states. in those times I paint exactly how I feel. This is part of a series I created expressing
my emotions at that time. I felt I was in a dark place but I fought the urge to shut myself down completely. As the paintings progressed the colors became darker.
My current work is a reflection of my emotions and internal conflicts.
The watercolor backgrounds are loose and chaotic, like a violent storm they are indomitable. In the foreground I try to take dominion over the canvas and that’s when my mind starts to wonder, “how detailed do I want to get, do I want to go to a happy place or do I want to see destruction and pain?”
In the end I fall into a Zen state and let peace rule the canvas, but subconsciously, every once in a while, wild creatures from my youth haunt the canvas.
My inspiration comes from nature, from my love of the ocean and the endless colors still alive inside of it today. Being an artist is everything to me and being creative means I'm still alive. Art has never been a hobby for me, it's always been the driving force for everything I have achieved in my life.