Artist Statement –
I’m an artist on a Journey to use my creative abilities to produce art that inspires and uplifts. I grew up in a diverse community where I was surrounded by art and coming from a mixed ethnic background, I have always had a great interest in culture and identity which led me to trace my Ancestral roots to western Africa. Since 2006, I’ve made several visits to the Motherland and in experiencing the rich cultures and traditions, it has impacted me greatly and thus influenced my art.
Description of Proposed Commission Approach –
First, it is important that I speak directly to the patron in order to get a feel for who they are and what they’re interested in. As I begin to hear about their interests in the subject matter for the piece of artwork, images and ideas start to what types of colors, shapes, textures, etc. that the patron enjoys. Once I am able to get a well-rounded grasp on what the patron is looking for with their art piece, I would then present to them the different art styles, mediums that I work in as well as the surfaces that I work on to create my art. Once the patron has chosen what medium, style, and surface they want their artwork rendered on, then I am able to put together the cost for the piece of art. Once the patron agrees to the amount, then I will immediately begin working on the artwork.