Bring Wild Back Into Your Home
You know when artists add birds for scale? Well we think of our selves as big, the world revolves around us and our species. So I wanted to flip that narrative, shrink us down, put us (humans) back into nature literally.
I wanted the environment and the animal to be a "BIG" part of the picture/our lives and us holding on to the animal.
It creates this fun engagement seeing yourself in the painting holding on to dear life to an animal that is threatened by us.
Doing this creates this hidden world, and I have brought a magnifying glass to it so it can be viewed by all as a window into this world.
Yes, I work on a non absorbent paper and layer my watercolors over. However I do not just use watercolors, I use Copic Markers, gel pens, Acrylic Paint, imprints of leaves and natural materials, I etch with different mark making tools digging into my paper, and I shade with graphite pencil and charcoal.
No, I jump around in subjects and concepts. The Tiny People Giant Series is my main ongoing series, but I do have 3 series that are of different concepts though I tend to add organic plants and animals to them as well.
Yes, I would be honored if you use my images for a tattoo. I would ask for any media on it to tag my Instagram, tiktok, or website so I can see the end result.
Yes, I have done a number of commissions for loved pets. What they cost expense wise are a bit higher than my prices because it will be tailored to your loved pet and not open for everyone else to buy.
What I need from you if you want this is pictures of your pet, descriptions of important markings, insight to your pets mannerisms or favorite toys.
Best results are when I get your pictures and descriptions and I am let loose to create what I envision. If you have particular colors you want please include them in your description, but understand some color aspects will throw off the artwork and I may differ for the overall artworks appearance and flow.
This question is directed to you, if you are having trouble, or starting out with a million of questions, if you have your hobby but want to push it to be more, do you want to be more creative?
Ask me! I have started out as an artist on the side and now it is my main business as much as it is my passion to share art and build a community around being creative and expressing ones self.
The world is hard enough as is for artists, so supporting artists is my main goal.
If you have a question that I can answer I will and if I can not I know many who might be able to answer it. However you are the important part of the equation so turning your art into a business, pushing your concepts, making connections and friends is up to you, I can only give you advice.
Yes, I do.
I have taught classrooms in my "Tiny People and Giants" series.
Starting out with explaining the materials and showing in process artworks we then leap into wetting the paper where myself will leap around where needed into spurring on the creative process.
My goal is for any student to understand the fun abilities of my style, a few tricks and ways of thinking, then let them break every rule I made to find their own creative process with this style.