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Bēhance

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I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Art was not a huge part of my childhood but I always held an interest mostly in the commercial art that one would see in advertising and comics. I was always encouraged to study science and math and suppressed my desire to learn more about art until I was an adult. I… Read More
I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Art was not a huge part of my childhood but I always held an interest mostly in the commercial art that one would see in advertising and comics. I was always encouraged to study science and math and suppressed my desire to learn more about art until I was an adult. I started to venture from the commercial illustration side of art and discover “fine art” and works that were more intimate and personal. As I practiced and developed my skill, I learned to meld the aesthetic I liked so much from illustration work and the more personal narrative and conceptual complexity that is often found in gallery art.

I studied traditional oil and watercolor painting in college but also taught myself how to create digital art on my own between classes. Since graduating from Arizona State University, I primarily use a computer and tablet to create my art but my foundation in painting still plays a large role in how I compose digital works.

My work often tells melancholy stories of beauty and horror. Besides being inspired by other painters and illustrations, I am mostly inspired by common people and the experiences that we all have with each other and within our world. I like to play with the idea that the mundane can be profound and that feelings can spiral out of control and sometimes take on a new life and tell a new story. Beneath our everyday guises, humans are creatures of infinite complexity. Read Less
Member Since: Jan 27, 2011