The inspiration from my work comes from my own day-to-day and life situations and things I’ve felt and experienced. I get most of my inspiration from things I’ve read or like I say, experiences I’ve gone through and how they’ve made me feel and how I want to translate that onto something tangible and a visual to give people an understanding of what I was feeling. And so I usually take those things in and I’ll take the—I love portraiture and I consider myself a surreal and portrait artist.
In my opinion, I’ve always said medium, I never saw them as big. But from everyone that always sees them, like these are pretty so I get it now they are larger pieces, but I’ve always flocked to larger pieces all along. I’ve been inspired by people like Murakami, who paint in large scale pieces throughout their entire career. And for me, I’ve always flocked to bigger canvases because in a joking manner, I tell people I have a lot to say. But I feel like if you’re drawn to it, you go to it, and I’ve always been drawn to larger scale pieces.
That is a great question. That’s actually a question I asked myself a lot, especially because dealing with things like art career, entrepreneurship. You have many doubts, you have many thoughts of why do I even do this, why is this the career path I chose? There’s instant instability. Why not choose something more stable? I don’t believe there’s honestly one good answer for that. From the moment I was able to pick up a pencil, I was drawing and it’s always just been something that I did. So as far as making this a career, it felt like this is where I’m supposed to be. So as far as making this a career, it just felt like something that was right. It felt like something that was always what my life’s purpose was. And every time I do a new piece or I’m in the process of making a piece, I feel fulfillment. And that fulfillment, I feel like not many people have today, because they are unfortunately doing or living a life that they did not want to live. So that is why I’m an artist, I feel the fulfillment and I feel like it’s right.