My artwork is a celebration of life through exuberant color and provocative shape! It has as its subject the things in life I find exciting, mysterious, and thought-provoking. Hopefully you will relate.
I am a self-taught artist, specializing in abstract-impressionistic colored pencil drawings. I've experimented with watercolor, gouache, oil pastel and cut paper. At present I am translating my drawings into acrylic on canvas paintings. I feel that I have done my best work while creating commisioned pieces. Please check out the example gallery! I've exhibited in two local shows, one which was a three month stint at Urban Eats, each month showing a new body of work.
Ever growing as an artist, I enjoy learning about the experiences and ideas of some of my favorite artists, such as Stuart Davis, Juan Gris, Paul Klee, Georges Braque, Georgia O'Keefe, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky and others. I agree with Davis that the two dimensional nature of the support must be respected and taken into account. I believe he arrived at such an aesthetic through the conscious realization that the illusion of depth is anti-thetical to the impact of bold graphic design, of which his strongest pieces are a fine example. I have tried to follow this aesthetic in my own artwork, a concept which is really cubist at its most basic. Also fascinating are the color theories of Paul Klee.
I view making art in much the same way as I view getting together with friends or family and having a really good time. I guess you can say I view art as a celebration!
Stephen Davis joined Pixels on January 9th, 2011.