What interests me most is neither still-life nor landscape, but the human figure. It is that which best permits me to express my so-called religious awe towards life.
- Henri Matisse
I gained my passion for art at a young age. My father is an artist who taught me how to draw and taught me how to have passion for observation and creation. We replicated pictures from comic books and Norman Rockwell art books and often drew landscapes together.
I love drawing any subject but I have to say that I have a special passion for drawing people, figures, and especially expressions. Henri Matisse put it best when he said "What interests me most is neither still-life nor landscape: it is the human figure. It is that which best permits me to express my so called religious awe towards life."
My big motivators for creating art are my curiosity; my need to learn, and my desire to stay inspired. Every time I draw or paint something, I learn more about the world and how to appreciate its beauty. We as people living among the earth's beauties become complacent to their wonders because they are everyday occurrences to us. Just like "stopping to smell the roses", stopping to draw a picture never fails to positively shift my perception on life and God's creation.