In high school I took several art classes. It was always my favorite period of the day and was a release for all the frustrations of the day or made a good day even better. I will share with you my artists mission statement that I developed in high school along with some of my work:
The purpose, the passion, it inspires me. Art, like life, is expression, open up to interpretation, perspective; everyone’s being different, original, genuinely beautiful. Art is a stress reliever. It’s my escape. I can put my ideas into a piece of work and see them flourish. I can create and develop something all on my own. I make all the choices. I can make people think, I can control their thoughts and emotions, all through my work. As an artist I hold power.
My favorite subjects are landscapes. I like to look at a scene and paint it freely. I look at the world and think, this is art. The beauty, serenity, it’s all God’s masterpiece. It’s His art for us. I see sunsets and sunrises and I’m inspired. I see barns and country scenes and I think of home and comfort. I see mountains and the ocean and think of the vast and endless possibilities. Landscapes are what I look at and decipher a meaning, a metaphor, a new way to view life.
I see myself in my artwork. I see what inspires me. I see hard work. I see passion. When I look at my art I see something I’m interested in, something I want the world to think about, or something that is special to me. My artwork is my own. It’s a piece of me, designed by me. Other people see the subject. Some may decipher my meaning or purpose and some may make up their own. That’s what’s so special about art; you can choose how it touches you.
Here are a few of my pieces of artwork, I tried to show you a broad range of media, but as you may be able to tell I prefer painting.