I was raised in a small Texas town, the youngest of five. I am a child of older (than average) parents so there was an even bigger generation gap than normal. My siblings came of age in the 1970s and early 1980s. I was born in 1984 and my nearest sibling and I are 15 years apart. My childhood was spent… Read More
I was raised in a small Texas town, the youngest of five. I am a child of older (than average) parents so there was an even bigger generation gap than normal. My siblings came of age in the 1970s and early 1980s. I was born in 1984 and my nearest sibling and I are 15 years apart. My childhood was spent surrounded by my siblings’ and parents’ memories. I constantly looked at old family photo albums of my siblings growing up. I grew up around their old encyclopedias and the retro children’s books and toys my father would bring home. I can recall my mother’s stories of growing up in what was then rural Sugar Land and my father’s “adventures” of being a rebel. Both my maternal and paternal grandparents died before I was born. I’ve only seen them in a few photographs and grown familiar with them through my parents’ memories. There is a sense of longing for the unknown, to know my origins. I want to craft and weave a sort of tapestry of a journey of words or images that can transport a viewer to another time and place. I’ve spent much of my life living backwards, in memories. I’ve become fascinated with trying to recreate the same sense of nostalgia in other people. I am also a storyteller. I enjoy telling stories and taking people to wherever or whenever they were the happiest. Character sketches and mini stories are a sort of biography to my art.
I like of employing illusion. I want to make the subject look as if they are somewhere they are not. The illusion is taking someone somewhere else by triggering a memory or an emotion in order to make a personal, intimate connection between my work and the viewer. I have a passion for drawing things (such as portraits, fonts, and illustrations) by hand. This draws people, taking them back to a freer time without technology. I love drawing one of kind pieces, where each color and texture is a visible layer, creating a story and each perfect or flawed stroke is meant to be.
The old-fashioned “eye” is going back, acquiring rare qualities and characteristics from the past, and bringing them into the present. The new “eye” is mixing function with style, inspiring consciousness and good behavior toward the environment and people around us, reinventing glamour and what is considered beautiful, and combining femininity and masculinity. Read Less
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I am interested in working in design and illustration. I also do portraits and crafts. My specialty is making or drawing my hand. Please let me know if you like any of my work and want something similar done.
Resume available upon request, if you are interested in hiring.