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Red sea turtle

Lovejoy Creations
San Diego, CA

About the Artist

Artist statement
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free" -Michelangelo

I don't necessarily see the angel in the canvas, rather I feel it. Finding most of my creative flow within the wildlife genera, I developed a way to sculpt, define, and build volume with paint, layer by layer to create a beautiful play of light and shadow, filled with unexpected colors side by side. It's a dance, a push and pull until the form becomes whole. I find my wildlife subjects to have soulful eyes, and once I become mesmerized, the painting is complete. There is a large zen element i…

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About the Artist

Artist statement
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free" -Michelangelo

I don’t necessarily see the angel in the canvas, rather I feel it. Finding most of my creative flow within the wildlife genera, I developed a way to sculpt, define, and build volume with paint, layer by layer to create a beautiful play of light and shadow, filled with unexpected colors side by side. It’s a dance, a push and pull until the form becomes whole. I find my wildlife subjects to have soulful eyes, and once I become mesmerized, the painting is complete. There is a large zen element in my approach to painting. Each time I step up to my canvas to paint, I step up as I am in the moment, what I painted yesterday does not matter. I learn to connect and to flow with what I am painting in the moment, yet am still able to be objective. It enables me to push the boundaries of what is possible with layers, color, texture, brush movement, and size. I find such a sense of peace in my creative pursuits; art is a way of life.

Artist’s Work

Scraps of survival
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Scraps of Survival

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Prickly pear bloom
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Prickly Pear Bloom

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Tree hugger
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Tree Hugger

By Lovejoy Creations

Mothers kiss
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Mother's Kiss

By Lovejoy Creations

Red sea turtle
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Red Sea Turtle

By Lovejoy Creations

Red sunflower skull
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Red Sunflower Skull

By Lovejoy Creations

Midnite owl
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Midnite Owl

By Lovejoy Creations

Bald eagle 2
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Bald Eagle

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Elephant ears
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Elephant Ears

By Lovejoy Creations

Emerge from the shadows
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Emerge from the Shadows

By Lovejoy Creations

Gorilla 2
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Gorilla

By Lovejoy Creations

Lion family
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Lion Family

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Green sea turtle
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Green Sea Turtle

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Blue flower skull
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Blue Flower Skull

By Lovejoy Creations

Sunflower skull
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Sunflower Skull

By Lovejoy Creations

Green flower skull
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Green Flower Skull

By Lovejoy Creations

Selected Exhibitions

  • Grafitti Beach
    San Diego, CA, 2013
  • Blanks to Beauty
    San Diego, CA, 2013
  • Expose : Billboard Show
    New Orleans, LA, 2013
  • Raw: San Diego
    San Diego, CA, 2013
  • Marigold Project
    Sedona, AZ, 2012

Education

  • Savannah College of Art & Design, BA : Computer Art & Painting
    Savannah, GA,2003