There is a joy and peace to the creation process that allows me to relax a see the world differently. While in the end I want to create something that is beautiful and pleasing with the hope that people will appreciate my art it is the process of creating the art itself that motivates me.
So much of this world goes by us so quickly we rarely take the time to slow down and truly see it. My art starts with photography and when I am searching for that right shot it forces me to really look at what is around us, Could be the action and excitement of the moment or just appreciating the quiet tranquility of the view. Editing and reviewing a shoot is like opening a present, your never quiet sure what your going to get. If your lucky you might find that perfect picture that captures everything you wanted or better yet something you never expected.
For many that photo would be enough but for me I don’t just want to capture a moment, I want to make it my own. The photograph is just a start and through digital painting median it allows me to truly create something that is unique.
My current dream is to be able to travel and create wonderful art from the places I photograph but at least for now I’m limited on where I can go and when I can get away so I will do my best to capture the beauty of what is around me. Luckily for me I work in downtown Harrisburg and walk past the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex everyday which has some amazing architecture. Both the city and Central PA itself offers me plenty of artistic inspiration for my work.