Discovering that voice took time, until realizing that I needed to paint what I was passionate about - and I’m whole heartedly passionate about my love of Christ. This love blossomed into something bigger, but was something that also put me in a vulnerable situation because many don’t associate artists as being Christians. I knew I would be able to overcome this because I started to make some of my best work yet with watercolor.
I knew that watercolor was my thing; I have always loved the way the brush flows on the paper and how well colors blend together. I love watching the paint dance and intertwine with each other and how I had complete control over my substance.
My process became simple after discovering my voice - photograph my subject, manipulate the flesh with gaps and drips, then paint layers upon layers. This process works for me, and is something that I plan to continue to experiment with during my senior year.