Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.1"D
This is part of an ongoing series of abstract ink paintings exploring color, light, and shapes. I created this piece in several layers. Although these paintings are flat in texture, they still have a lot of depth visually and have a 3D effect in person. The Yupo paper that I used for this piece is a unique synthetic paper, machine-made in the USA of 100% polypropylene. It is waterproof, stain resistant, and extremely strong and durable. It resists tearing and buckling and lays flat. Because of the non-absorbant nature of the paper, no white paint was used. Please note that all computer monitors are different. The colors in this painting may differ ever so slightly from what you see on your screen. It will come shipped in an archival clear plastic bag, placed between two pieces of sturdy cardboard in a stay flat mailer.
Biography: Obsessed with finger painting at age 3 and later enthralled by paint by numbers at the young age of 10, I was always finding ways to explore my artistic tendencies through paint. A lefty to my very core, I couldn’t get enough of the art classes available in my small hometown of Magnolia, Texas. Immediately following High School, I moved to a town right outside of Austin, Texas, where I received my double BFA in Painting and Photography in 2010 at Texas State University. I had the opportunity to take photography and art history classes in Florence, Italy during the summer of 2009. It was there that I realized my artistic practice was something much more than a hobby, and would be my career, my life, my obsession. After getting accepted into the graduate program at the San Francisco Art Institute, I wasted no time moving to California to continue pursuing and broadening my artistic career. There, I earned my Masters of Fine Arts in Painting in 2012, while gaining incomparable experience through interaction with my peers, working under incredible mentors, and as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate course at SFAI. I have since moved back to Austin, Texas, where I work as a muralist and studio artist full time.