Tell us how you started your business / creative venture?

I was the kid in the back of the class with loose attention to the lesson. Others were drawing anime, while I was drawing childish realism and cartoonish portraits. I became a tattoo artist at 16 after dedicating myself to find a tattooist to teach me, when I turned 21 I realized that the customer service and the restrictiveness of the medium that I needed to expand and dived headfirst into learning to weld and creating metal sculptures, shortly after I needed to find something that could channel expression in color so I decided to paint 2 years ago and have been ever since. My work is my desperation to be remembered, mementos of an imperfect person. Screenshots of a drowning man in a sea of pride, grasping and gasping for authenticity and connection in a disconnected world. I hope to leave behind things for those that feel alone so [they] know they aren’t.

How long have you been doing this? Are there any struggles you want to share?

Since I can remember. I’d like an art event to connect to other artists and build a community and have shows that aren’t business schemes to take artist commissions or to force the artists to pay for the event. For and by the artist.

What made you choose this route?

I had no choice and I’m glad for that.

Share a quote you live by. It can be yours or something else that inspires you!

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.”

Romans 12:2

How can people learn more about you and your business?

What are some resources that have helped you succeed?

Other artist who are dedicated to there work and not looking for Likes.

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