I grew up with several of my great grandfather's paintings in the house, but I didn't appreciate them until my first art class in middle school. I started drawing then, but I grew to love it when I discovered watercolors. There was so much expression capable through this medium that inspired me to keep painting. It was then that I saw his paintings that I've seen a thousand times, in a new light.
I felt that I was continuing his work. I used watercolor solely for a year until I believed I had mastered it. Then I experimented with portraits and got equally as fascinated. Since then, I have been painting and drawing people and figures. To me, the human form is the only thing worth portraying. I'm currently interested in printmaking and storyboarding.
My future plans… I plan to attend a 4 year university and major in Art and minor in Art History. With this degree I want to improve my skills in drawing and also expand my knowledge of the history of the craft I enjoy so much. In 5 years I want to be a tattoo artist apprentice or starting my master’s degree in Art History. I believe that tattoos are an amazing way for the public to appreciate art and I want to be a part of this growing career.
My advice for my younger OCSA Classmates-
Try everything! You never know what you might enjoy.