Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Canvas Chat: Meet Artist Kevork Boyrazian

All right here we go! This week's interview is with artist, Kevork Boyrazian. He's a ball point pen artist who focuses on photo realism. His pieces are breath taking. First glance sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between a photo and an illustration. I had that issue when I first saw his Bruce Lee piece. Two of his pieces are featured in Local Artist Trading Initiative, Series II :Heroes.

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Kevork Boyrazian, I reside in the United States.
I have an immense addiction to stay active. I love to exercise, go bike riding for many miles, long walks, skateboarding, and of course, utilizing my artistic skills at every chance that I get. I like to listen to all genres of music. I enjoy going to the movies and catching a good flick. I like cooking, eating healthy foods and enjoy splurging on junk food a few times a week. Yes, I love to indulge with “chocolate!”

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dream Catchers and Self Portraits

So recently, on a trip to St. Augustine, I spied a large rainbow dream catcher.The colors were very vibrant and it was also adorned with rainbow feathers and capiz shells. I figured since I know how to make a small dream catcher let's make a ginormous on. This of course meant another trip to Hobby Lobby.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Canvas Chat: Meet Artist Dan Davis

This week's interview is with artist, Dan Davis. He's another very talented member of LACT, guild. He's one of the members featured in Artist Series II : Heroes. He also has an awesome mural of Five Points at my favorite pizza place, Carmine's Pie House.

TC: Tell us a little about yourself?

Dan: I am 41 and have been drawing and painting since I was a youngster. I am one of the founders of another local artist collective called Le Refuse and I have been actively showing my art out and about in Jacksonville for a little more than a year.

Trip to Georgia! Part 1

So I took a little vacation up to Georgia to visit family and recharge my creative spirit. I arrived early Saturday morning at the festively awesome house of Heather Ozee. Heather is my cousin and she's awesome. She's also an amazingly talented artist! I spent the day celebrating her oldest daughter Roxy's birthday and the evening we spent together painting. There's just something awesome about painting with another artist, that's magical..

I had a blast at her house and being around her family was awesome. She also painted something for me. It's of the carousel horses at Disney. I love it! Through some magical accident involving glitter the painting is a tiny bit sparkly. I have to thank her younger daughter Isabel for that.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Canvas Chat: Meet Artist Nick Dunkenstein

Here we are with another very talented Artist from Local Artists Coming Together, Nick Dunkenstein. Let the chat begin!

Tell us a little about yourself?

I have a hard time describing myself to people, I never know what to say and others tend to do it better. I guess thinking of words to use to explain my character can vary, but I guess I’m just the normal person always wanting to improve myself in any way possible. I never feel complete or satisfied and I’m always day dreaming, which can get me in to trouble sometimes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Painting in Progess.

I have my own painting ritual, its one that takes time, silence and patience. I have recently endeavored to push my skills to a new level, past their previous marks. In stating that, I decided to take on a portrait project. I had inquired a friend of mine many months ago if I could paint her daughter, Olivia. Just recently finally cleared a space for it and time.