I love patterns! I love the calming feeling I have when creating them shape by shape. I also love making those patterns weave in and out as they curve and have a sense of volume.
So far, this is what my work has been about, creating shapes that are used in abstract drawings and used to support photo realistic subject matter. I have dabbled in pointillism-like work, but my most recent works have been in ink along with one portrait commissioned by an art enthusiast who saw my work at school.
One year out of college, I don’t feel anywhere close to where I thought I’d be with my work. That’s why I have decided to start this blog. I know there must be other artists like me out there who know what I’m going through. It’s tough to be in a position where you are making a career doing something you love. Motivation is key, a key I have lost several times. It’s too easy to put your work aside when life gets a little hectic.
My hope is that this blog serves as a accountability tool for me and an inspiration for others like me, those who have put off their dreams for one reason or another. There’s no reason you can’t start where you are and move forward to pursue the goals that once were.
This is the year in which I hope to:
- Create my first portfolio (10 -12 ink/pencil large-scale drawings); work on at least 4 paintings (optical mixing with shapes)
- Write an Artist Statement
- Research other artists whose work I love
- Search out opportunities for Art shows
- Maintain my blog (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
- End up renting a studio instead of working at home
- Join an artist group
I’ve already completed one goal already! I just wrote my first blog, everything else will be fine. One step at a time.
Well, this is me signing out!