Posts Tagged ‘jonny transcend’

I have been an artist most of my life. However I have only been trying to make it a career the last five years. Over this time I have pushed myself hard to evolve as a more well rounded artist. Without any real training being a self taught artist is no easy task especially is you want to make a living doing it. At this point in my life I am very content with where I am and I am lucky to have many fans that appreciate what I do and buy my art. No matter what their is always room to grow and evolve as an artist. This has lead me to my newest paintings. I have decided to stop painting the way I am familiar with and push myself to use new medium’s and techniques. Over the next three to six months I am planning to work on a series of several new paintings in which I will thoroughly document my process through photos and video. The culmination of this project will result in several art-shows specifically dedicated to this new body of work.  Below are a few samples of what I plan to be working on.

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Etsy is full to the brim with endless amount of raw talent. Any time I am in need of a little inspiration I love to cruise through the pages soaking in all the great talent. I decided that many of these fine artists could use as much publicity as possible. I enjoy sharing art with others so I will be reviewing random etsy shops from this point on. If you want to be featured please email me.

Modern Arks store really stuck out due to the fact that he is doing what I love to do. He is breathing new life into old reclaimed lumber with history. To me its such a romantic thing to create art from materials that have been forgotten. In a age of mass production and over consumption it is refreshing to see craftsman building pieces in such a manner.

Be sure to show him some support and visit his etsy store. His store is full of many more beutiful pieces.

http://www.etsy.com/people/modernarks?ref=ls_profile

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I may not build the most traditional pieces of furniture out there. I break a lot of rules and do things differently. That’s how I have always done it. I am not trying to imitate styles of the past. I am trying to push the limits of what is acceptable. That’s now how its always was. When I started I was very concerned about only using the best lumber and materials. I worked with only the highest materials. To some extent I still do. But as I evolve as a furniture maker I have realized something. Every piece does not have to be perfect and fit into a certain category. By understanding this I was set free as a artist. It allowed me to really evolve my skill set. I can step back and just break loose and get lost in my work and truly create art. I have come to a point where I cruise the streets for tossed out items and lumber. Anything that is destined for the landfill is a material I want to work with. I give these forgotten items a new lease on life. It truly brings me such a great feeling of accomplishment. As time goes on I go to the lumber yard less and the swap meets more. Lets see where this takes my work.