Art has always been a passion of mine and ever since I can remember I have always wanted to be an artist. Since starting college and working toward this show, I had not worked with Yupo paper. I was not familiar with it and I had never heard of it before my junior year. So, I was excited and ready, but I knew it was going to be a challenge to try. Since Yupo paper is a plastic paper, it is difficult to control the paint as it is applied. However, there was something about the flow of the paint that intrigued me. I originally started applying watercolors on the paper and then changed to acrylics.
In my work, the inspiration comes from the nature God has given. Throughout my pieces a central theme of old and new emerges. From the young budding flower to the old rusted car, a sense of progression becomes apparent. There is a sense of time continuing as things change and I simply wanted to capture those moments that can easily be missed. I have always enjoyed the surrounding nature and all the possibilities it encompasses. One area I focused on portraying is beauty in differences. Many of my pieces are of flowers and each flower is different yet in their individual beauty they bring glory to God. I am reminded of all the different talents God has given to His children and I am thankful that I am able to use the talents He has given me to depict the awesome creation He has crafted for His glory.
Bob Jones University
Studio Art 2D