What gets me excited in art is artworks that are based on some kind of level of skill. Figurative art has always had a special place for me. Abstract art has done amazing things for the history of art and humankind but I believe the two should co-exist, not compete. Therefore the artists I admire most are not artists who try to replicate the past, but look at current artworks, be it comic books, modern art or film, and take something from that, to combine the two into new and exciting artworks.
The reason I paint what I paint is because I try to combine the two. I have trained for a long time to make sure my abilities are up to scale, and I still take courses to continually improve. At the moment my art is more about nature, and the beauty of simplicity. I like creating art everyone can relate differently to. Personally what I see in my own stuff is that it’s putting regular animals out of context, and by doing so seeing them with new eyes for the beauty they hold, as well as surrounding them in a way that relates to modern or old cultural references, which can be interpreted differently by everyone. Finally, in the future I’d like to focus more on incorporating more human figures and how they relate to their environments.