Size: 30"W x 44"H x 0.05"D
Year Created: 2009
For this piece, I actually used my dad as my model. It was basically a study on emotion and how it affects the highlights and contours of the face- all against a textured background. I put down a layer of modge podge over crumpled newspaper pieces all over the paper. Then I partially painted over spots with gesso in order to diversify my surface of textures. On top of that I drew from my photo using charcoal sticks and soft pastels.
I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I started getting a lot more serious around high school entering a few of my works into contests and little exhibitions. I was even lucky enough to have one of my pieces displayed in a gallery downtown and my picture taken for the city newspaper. I also had my first piece sold during that time and ever since then, I have considered myself a ‘working artist’. I am a Drawing and Painting major at the University of North Texas. Thanks to one of the exhibitions I took part in, I was offered to display one of my works in a lounge in Arlington for consignment. Currently I am a stay at home mom so my work towards an art degree has been paused. I have sold many works since high school and occasionally get commission requests. I have been told my work tends to revolve around more of a darker theme. I have a very expressive linear style which give a lot of energy towards my subject matter. Most of my portfolio consists of close-up portraits and animals from which I render through photographs. I also am drawn to bold colors and high contrast. I have so much more to learn and experiment with in terms of subject matter and mediums. With that being said, I do not have a specific art style yet and am willing to take on any challenge. I want everyone to find their own enjoyment out of my work just as much as I have by making it.