I didn't originally plan on opening a shop. I didn't even plan on making art to sell it. I started trying out new styles of art that I haven't done before. Mainly wanting to help improve my mental health by putting energy into making art. I was doing every art style that I saw online (drawings, sketches, pour art, and acrylic painting). When I was exploring different types of art, I came across Joe Charman (the I got skills guy) and he was and still is doing stencil spray paint art. I thought let's give this a try and I started making fan art at first, but my passion for this art and wanting to push the craft had me wanting to do something a little different than anyone else. I wanted to mix street art and graffiti art into something I would be proud to have hanging on my walls. The only limitation I was facing was that I don't have enough wall space to keep making my art for myself. So, I decided to start selling my art for others to enjoy.
My process for making a new piece always starts with some idea that I have been thinking about making for a while. I start with a general idea of what I want to make, but rarely does it end up the way I had planned. It always changes as I am making my pieces, but I start with a reference photo that I want to use. Once, I find the photo, I start by removing elements and shaping it into something I want to paint. I then will deconstruct the photo into stencils. Generally, I make around 8 to 11 stencils in total to create the item that I am looking to use as a reference.
After the stencils have been cut out and are ready, I generally start applying a background on a canvas to give the painting some depth or look that I want to achieve. When the background is ready, I start applying the layers of stencils one at a time to recreate my reference.
Overall, my influences are taken from skateboarding and graffiti. I love the idea of taking something that would normally be the main focus in a painting (make that black gray and white) and adding color all around it.