I may be young, but my time at college as taught me much about the meaning of inspiration and how I can incorporate it into my daily life. Its not what I find in things that inspire me, it is almost what they can become in a drawing. My work evolves around the truth of society, how meaning can be lost in raw moments then re-captured in a piece of work. I see my work as clear representation of free expression and how I bring my own thoughts into a painting, or most recently prints. To say the least, I cant really answer this question of "what made you become an artist?", because i've always been a arty kid, never liked sports wasn't smart, its always been my strong point. All my life I have had this gut feeling, that is almost indescribable, as being creative doesn't seem to be something I need to answer its almost like I have to be it. Looking at my work I am strongly influenced by portraits, influenced strongly by renaissance artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer who both work with oil. However I did start with a acrylic medium, and over my fine art course I have developed my own skills to work with oil, my portraits vary between the two. And most recently lino-printing. On the topic of size, I love a huge canvas for my portraits, yet, my lino prints consists A3 sizes pieces of card or fabric.
On the personal side I am 18 and from Cornwall, roughly penzance area where you can see some of the best natural sites in the whole of the county. Although I have painted most of my life, my commissional work begun at the start of my college year. The reason I am here is to help get my work out into the world, and although I have a Wix website to represent my art/photography as a whole, I would like to sell some of my work to help me pay for my university fee's, where I will be studying Architecture.
My training includes my 2 years A level course at Penwith college where I am expected to achieve A*'s in Fine art, Photography, Illustration/graphics. Next term i have a placement at Truro college to study on a art and design diploma for a year, which i hope to use to ground my focus in art. And finally move on to my placement at Falmouth university to study 3 years on Architecture. Other than my college exhibitions, that featured my work at the Penzance art school, i have never had my work presented in a known gallery.
I hope you except that I am a young artist with huge aspirations and dreams for the future and look forward to hearing back from you !