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Fe5tival

I’m going to be one of the 50 artists who will be painting live at Fe5tival, an interactive arts event and fundraiser for the Nurture the Creative Mind Foundation, this Saturday. The event will run from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Ogden Amphitheater (2484 Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah). All pieces created that night will be available for auction. You should drop by to support this fantastic foundation and to enjoy events, music, and artwork. Check out the Fe5tival event page for more information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1442148472771915/

Defense Against the Dark Arts

People who know me in real life are often thrown off when they see my art for the first time. In real life I’m (generally) a positive and happy person. I often talk about unicorns and rainbows, though usually sarcastically, and my cat (seriously though, Regina is fantastic). I watch a lot of Sci Fi and am generally seen as a mixture of bubbly and geeky. My art rarely reflect this.

Words used to describe my art in the past have consisted of words such as “dark,” “creepy,” “weird,” or (my favorite) “demented.” Nicer descriptions are almost always limited to the use of a single word: “interesting.” This apparent clash of personality vs art has lead to a lot of conversations about my artwork, specifically why I make dark art.  Read more