Art is a self taught painter/sculptor. "I definitely see that as an advantage because I don't think in terms of what has been done but rather what CAN be done. This frees my mind to explore and helps me to color outside the lines of possibility. The result is a freedom which allows me to continuously change, always keeping my creative spirit fresh and inspired!"
Highly regarded for his versatility, Art can paint everything from popular animated characters for children's rooms to fine artwork. "Instead of having a preconceived idea of the painting, I listen to my client describe a feeling, a child's personality, or general mood of the theme. This is paramount for the overall success of making a customer happy and receiving their endorsement for future references or commissions as well."
Art began his experience as a budding artist at the Laguna Beach Winter Sawdust Festivals with his wood sculptures. "They were so popular that I was shipping my works all over the country and overseas!" But the carving tools and chainsaws were soon replaced by paintbrushes. "I never knew I could paint. I just had a deep desire to express myself without getting wood chips in my nose!" Art's success in attempting to profit from his natural talent was immediate. "I walked the streets looking for a business that would allow me to paint for them in exchange for leaving my business cards. The very first place I tried was a baby furniture store. I had a small portfolio with only a dozen pictures in it. They agreed to help me and gave me many referrals. My business began to take off from there."
|Hundreds of clients later, Art's work becomes more cherished as he seeks new walls, rooms, and canvases to conquer. Perhaps yours is next!
Art resides in the Inland Empire with his family, but can travel to your location.