I love art! I do art and I collect art. I love vinyl, paper, paintings, sculpture, and soft toys. The reason I love these things is that I feel everybody can do something different and that’s what makes them unique! Each one has style, culture, and can mean something different to each person. Everyone has their personalities and is able to share that with the world. Anything can be art and anyone can do it, so I wanted to prove that.
I am also a collector who collects toys, art, and books. I like collecting because I like to see what the artist’s perspective is on something. It makes me feel good to collect because whenever I see the piece it gives me lots of joy to look at them. I get all worked up to meet the artists. I feel happy meeting them so I can ask the questions about their art so I can see what techniques they use and I can learn from them.
In high school, I took a media arts and visual communication class at CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts. With the help of my teacher, Vince Campi, I became Adobe Certified in Photoshop. I have also had experience with art classes outside of school, such as Saturday High at Art Center. Currently, I am working towards a BFA in Illustration at California College of the Arts.
In my own art, I like to convey a certain feeling. I like to draw cute characters when I am happy, and emotional dreamscapes when I am feeling down. I have been working with pen on paper, and use Photoshop to add digital elements. The combination of my digital work and illustration have helped me become a more professional artist over the past year.
“We want to see the newest things. That is because we want to see the future, even if only momentarily. It is the moment in which, even if we don’t completely understand what we have glimpsed, we are nonetheless touched by it. This is what we have come to call art.” -Takashi Murakami