What makes you feel happy? What makes you feel calm? What about excited? It’s different for all of us but for me it’s painting. Painting is truly the one time in my life where I can escape without leaving home. I know it sounds corny but it’s so true. Once I pick up my paint brush I escape. I forget about the people around me, the laundry that needs to be done, the bills that need to be paid and the madness in the world around me. Just then in that very moment I’m free.
I want my art to make you feel the same way. The ocean is my inspiration. Can you tell by looking at most of my pieces? The ocean makes me feel calm but energized at the same time and I try to portray that within my paintings. I feel like it’s so imporant to fill your home with things that make you feel positive, calm and energized which is why I make my art. I want to help others to feel this way as well.
At my live painting event the other night a woman came up to me and said: ” I have been feeling really overwhelemed and stressed for a while and when I saw all of your art hanging in this space tonight I really felt relaxed for the first time in a long time.” Honestly, that meant the world to me. That’s why I do what I do.
Do you have a piece of art that makes you feel something? What about one of my pieces on my art shop? Do you feel anything? I would love to know in the comments below.