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I express myself through the visual arts because I can say something that is not easily put into words. I continue to paint because it's difficult and I enjoy the challenge, furthermore I enjoy seeing the evolution of my work as I evolve as a person. Inspiration comes to me in various ways, it could be nature and the unusual places I've see, art and culture from around the world or strange abstract face I see in the grain of wood. My characters in some way represent these often strange experiences. The more I travel, the more I experience, the more i feel inspired. One of my favorite quotes is by Mozart, "a man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, weather he travels or not, but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place." I am not so arrogant to suggest I don't have more to learn as an artist , I think most artists with any sense of humility realizes this. Therefore I continue to refine…

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  • Male
  • Born on February 5
  • Joined June 29, 2009

Favorite materials

Acrylic, Oil, Pen, Ink, Wood, Plexiglas, Canvas, collage, Paper, Pencil, wires, mufflers and so on

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About

I express myself through the visual arts because I can say something that is not easily put into words. I continue to paint because it's difficult and I enjoy the challenge, furthermore I enjoy seeing the evolution of my work as I evolve as a person. Inspiration comes to me in various ways, it could be nature and the unusual places I've see, art and culture from around the world or strange abstract face I see in the grain of wood. My characters in some way represent these often strange experiences. The more I travel, the more I experience, the more i feel inspired. One of my favorite quotes is by Mozart, "a man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, weather he travels or not, but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place." I am not so arrogant to suggest I don't have more to learn as an artist , I think most artists with any sense of humility realizes this. Therefore I continue to refine my work, to experiment, educate myself through books, classes and other artists and travel with the hopes that these experiences will offer a constant source of inspiration.

Thanks for taking the time to view my work and read my bio. I truly appreciate it!

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