What is your creative work?
Tell us how you started your business / creative venture?
My creative venture as a Visual Artist started as an emotional outlet. There was no vision, in the beginning, just a need to express myself in some way. One thing I knew about art was that you need a style of your own, like a Graffiti Artist developing a specific tag. With that in mind, I began creating every day for hours straight. Those long nights eventually paid off and my style was starting to develop into something beautiful. Now my work is an expression of life itself, something people can relate to.
How long have you been doing your creative work?
Looking back on life, my creative work began as a kid gluing Hot Wheel drawings on my bedroom wall. Art has always been a constant for me, so it’s safe to say my entire life.
What made you choose this journey?
Choosing this journey was a subconscious choice for me. I chose to follow what made me happy on a constant basis.
What kind of struggles did you face in your journey?
I struggled with critiquing my work early on in my journey. Truthfully I was in my own way overthinking every piece I made had to be “perfect” when in reality nothing is.
What is one advice you can give to creatives struggling right now?
My advice to creatives struggling is to create from your heart and make sure it’s something that you can speak on.
Share a quote you live by. It can be yours or something else that inspires you!
“Do not let negative thoughts enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence.”Bruce Lee
Are there any products you recommend that helped you better your craft?
I recommend whatever products you can get your hands on, don’t be afraid to experiment with different materials. I use acrylic paint, fabric paint, crayons, color pencils, spray paint, pastel crayons, markers, newspaper, masking tap, street signs, wood, glass, bricks even fabrics. Using a wide range of materials will enhance the quality and depth of your work.
How can people learn more about you and your business?
What are some resources that have helped you succeed and would love to recommend to others?
What helped me succeed over the years was surrounding myself around people who were supportive of my vision and those that had a vision of their own
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