7 Days a Week
Footprints all along the beaten trails, Dusk on the hill it's all serene. Up from the peaks a scene unveils, Ten hundred thousand houses of dreams, Weave their warm beaming lights, Into a soothing hopeful gleam. "Land on the other side of the hill", Is where we took our Jungle dream, And wished for the people from within, Delicious treats and health a stream.
I was in a foster home at an early age, was adopted into an abusive environment that aided in my development of the arts. I would hide in my room and draw and it was my escape from reality. I won my first award in college as a high-school student, I attended art school at VCU, finished with a bachelors in art from ASU. Art saved me mentally while living in a toxic environment, it has always centered me and brought me peace. I love knowing someone could stare at a painting of mine and get lost from the everyday grind of reality.. like I did as a child.. even if for just a moment. My inspiration and influence in art are Chuck Close, Andy Warhol,Lucian Freud, Eloy Morales, Fabinano Milani.For more information about my artwork, please see contract info below:
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