Growing up as a child I was always crafting various projects, drawing and coloring abstract designs. Art class in school was my favorite class and I did well winning various contests and earning recognition. As I entered high school I somewhat fell away from my artistic side and focused on other parts of my life.
It wasn't until I was 24 and moved to Boston in 2003 that I started painting. One of my neighbors in my building was an artist and she inspired me to start painting. She took me to the art store, helped me pick out my first paints, brushes and canvas and gave me some initial direction. From that point on I painted off and on for a few years, but didn't really know where I wanted to go with what I was doing.
In 2008 I moved back to Missouri. My father had passed away while I was in Boston and when I got back home I inherited all of his old brushes and his large wood easel that he built when he was 17 years old, and used until he died. My dad was a man of many talents, he was a carpenter, a blacksmith, a jeweler, a painter, a sketch artist, a wood worker, etc..etc..etc.. I did not grow up around my father but I do wish I had so that he could have taught me what he knew.
Having my fathers brushes and easel has greatly inspired me to follow a path that I think I was meant to be on from the beginning but got lost along the way. Being a Gemini, I've always had a hard time deciding what I want to do with my life, having interest in so many different things. With art I can embrace my ever-changing style and make great art that is as dynamic as I am.
I am currently in the process of creating a variety of cohesive collections that I can show at various galleries and offer for sale online. I am learning and creating new techniques that will make my art even more bold, dynamic and original. My current artworks are a beautiful fusion of fine and flash, a blend of color and texture, a cross of chaos and order that will draw you in for closer look.
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All of my artwork is photographed exclusivly by David Feagan of www.FeagansPhotography.com