When people ask me how long I've been airbrushing....I answer, all day!...but truth is I started about 8 years ago. I discovered the airbrush and I haven't been able to put it down since. Starting from zero, I began reading books, watching Videos....anything I could get my hands on and practice. Practice on every surface from metal to canvas and different kinds of paints. I love to paint people. I believe every wrinkle tells a story and eyes are the window to the soul. This is part of my journey....so far. Hope you enjoy it! Thank you to my dear friends and family and especially my mom and my girlfriend Stephanie....for supporting me in every step of the way!
1. When did your interest in art begin and what was it that first inspired you to pursue art?
"I've always loved art....art is everywhere. Thanks to the support of my friends and family I've been able to get my art out there and it's been a beautiful journey.
2. Have you taken any art classes/programs or had any special training?
"I haven't been able to take any art classes, mostly because of time and money but I definitely want to. In my opinion, you are never done learning.
3. How long have you pursued an artistic field and more specifically how long have you pursued art using the airbrush?
"I've been airbrushing for almost 8 years. I was doing pieces and trying new surfaces but mostly for my own....really I just started showing my work 4 years ago.
4. Is there a specific goal or motivation that drives your passion to excel with your creative skills?
"My motivation is to produce art that people enjoy and connect with and have fun in the process.
5. When creating a piece is there a specific message/ feeling you wish to convey?
"I like that the eyes of the portraits connecting with the people who are looking at them.
6. Each piece has such character and connection, is there a specific formula you follow when creating a piece, if so what in your opinion is the most difficult step and why?
"Emotion. Every portrait I make is about the expression...laughter, anger etc. I believe every expression tells a story.
7. Do you have a favorite artist/ art style, if so what is it that draws you to that individual or style?
"Jackson Pollock. I love how something so chaotic can be so beautiful.
8. Have you ever stepped out of your comfort zone and discovered a whole new genre of art? If so, how did it turn out?
"In some instances it has turned out to my liking and in others...not so much but I always try to learn from my errors.
9. How has being an artist influenced your life?
"You never see things the same way. Now every time I talk to someone, I start studying their facial features....shadows, highlights, wrinkles etc. You see life in a completely different way.
10. Is there any advice you’d like to give to anyone interested in pursuing art?
"NEVER think you can't draw, paint, sculpt etc. You'll never know if you don't try it. It's never going to be easy the first time but don't give up. Keep doing it and keep your first attempts....they will be your track record of your advancement. Oh!...and have fun!