Why did you pick this picture?
I choose this piece because it allowed me to fully express my personality by combining vibrant free flowing colours, the use of imperfect brush strokes and love for wildlife. It’s because of this that I believe its still both my favourite and most successful piece. Its after painting this piece I realized I might just be able to make it as an artist.
Where did the idea come from?
The idea for this piece came from my love for elephants and inspiration drawn from an artist I found online. I had been wanting to paint elephants for quite some time when I stumbled upon an artist who used bright and vivid colours to make his art come to life. I wanted to do the same to make my vision come to life
What does art mean to you?
My art to me is therapy. It’s my happy place. It brings me to where nothing else matters, a place where I can express my feelings and not worry about saying or doing something wrong and where my mistakes turn in to happy accidents.
What can you tell us about yourself?
I am a 26 year old self-taught artist, power lifter & yoga enthusiast, born and raised in Halifax, NS. The beautiful Atlantic scenery and its wildlife has 100% influenced my art. My ambition is to eventually make a living from my passions, art & fitness.
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