Inspirational Artists – The High School Years

In December I wrote four posts on artists that have been inspirational to me as of late. This post I’m going to focus on artists that got me started creating in the first place. Gustave Courbet Self-portrait (The Desperate Man), c. 1843–45, Oil This self portrait was what initially got me started trying to depict […]

Thumbnails for the Win

This week’s post is a follow up from last week about focusing on improving my style. I originally had wanted to work on a bunch of pieces and see where they took me but ultimately I decided to place my focus on one piece. I pushed myself with this piece by adding in a detailed background, […]

Goals for this Week

This week I’m going to focus on finding my art style again. Over the last few months I’ve begun to realize that I’ve gotten a bit scattershot with my work and because of that I’ve not had as much growth as I’d like to as an artist. This week I plan on placing all my […]

Plans for 2016

Information on the artists mentioned in the video: Will Terry’s Website: http://willterry.com/ Will Terry’s YouTube Videos (Priceless information there!): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA-iu9bp3mT9JgsUGCFIzZA Chris Oatley’s Website (with links to podcasts and tutorials along the top): http://chrisoatley.com/

Inspirational Artist: Lenka Simeckova

Lenka Simeckova is an artist I discovered when I was most frustrated with my style. I knew I was missing something but wasn’t sure what it was. As I was surfing through Facebook I found her page and immediately fell in love with her work and regained a passion for creating art once more. 

Inspirational Artist: Rovina Cai

This week my post will be  Rovina Cai. Rovina is a relatively new artist discovery for me and one that has been absolutely wonderful. Her art has reminded me of why I fell in love with illustration and creating art in the first place. Her use of lines and mark making allow the stories she illustrates […]

Inspirational Artist: Wenqing Yan

Another artist that has been a huge inspiration for my work, especially as of late, is Wenqing Yan. I’ve been following Wenging for years as well. Her individual art pieces were stunning but it was her comics and illustrated stories were what really caught my eye. I followed her art through her comics 1000 words, Knight, and […]

Solo Show at Underbelly Creative’s Gallery This Friday!

What are you up to this coming Friday?If you happen to be free and are looking for something to do, come check out my work that will be hanging as part of the monthly Salt Lake Gallery Show.

Painting Bees

  As you should know by now, I’m addicted with painting bees. The piece above was done for a friend’s birthday. I wanted to try my hand recording some traditional art in progress and since this is the first traditional piece in weeks I figured it would be perfect for an experiment. It was a lot […]

Staying Centered

About two months ago I talked to Amir, founder of Nurture the Creative Mind, about how things were progressing in his life and with the foundation. The foundation has been growing fairly quickly and I was really impressed with some of the great opportunities that they have been able to participate in. He talked to me […]