I describe my traditional art style as conceptual yet clear, simple yet detailed, beautiful yet incomplete. I’m not just one kind of painter, because I get inspired to discover new styles and methods to make my works better from the last. I am a screen printer, painter, illustrator, sculptor, and crafter. I love being able to incorporate bits of each medium into one piece. I stand by my design principles that simple ideas speak louder than cluttered ones, that clean edges and solid colors will portray professionalism, and that you have to be able to understand and appreciate an idea within the first few seconds to truly be successful. I believe a collection of subtle design choices, when it comes to web design, provide more quality to the user experience than loud and over-the-top design. I love taking on a web design project, cleaning it up, and giving it an edge that makes it soar above the rest. That is my true goal when I work with my web design projects.
My process is centered around brainstorming and creating the perfect piece. Because of the nature of traditional art and the time involved in each piece, I don’t usually provide choices, so the brainstorming phase is crucial in deciding what sort of art I need to create. I will always work with a client and discuss the ideas of the project before starting it. After the brainstorming is done, I will then go to work creating the artwork or artworks. When the piece is nearly done, I will provide a peak to the client to see if they have any final comments. I want to make sure that it looks exactly as you need it to look. Then after all is said and done, I ship the final piece out to the client.
That is my motto. I not only live by the simplicity of each word, but also by the true meaning each word carries with them. To design means to see something in life with your eyes, visualize the potential of what it can be at its best, plan how it can meet that potential, and execute exactly what it needs to be. To create means give life to an idea, to start from somewhere, with whatever tools you have available, and to do everything in your power to make it come alive. To inspire means to live in a manner that the light you bring into the world not only lights your own path, but the path of those who need it. I live by these words, and they have fueled the passion behind who I am today.