Challenging my passion in the arts has enabled me to develop new skills and explore mediums that have enhanced my artistic abilities. My intention as an artist is to create a new perspective for the viewer to adopt, by changing the focal points and simultaneously strengthening my unique style. Following the creative process has allowed me to generate ideas, explore and learn new mediums, display and present my art, and reflect on the entire artistic journey. I have grown as an artist though the experiences I have had while creating each piece, pushing my imagination and discovering new concepts and ideas. My most powerful pieces are the subjects that I am able to relate to from real life experiences. Whether the subject is dark or light, going through the process of telling a story provides clarity and a sense of healing that is projected onto its audience. I often adapt this, and will continue to do so, by resorting back to personal experiences to create projects that are derived from familiarities in life.
2010 - 2017
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
Art Hung in St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School Gala.
School exhibits, Visual Art curriculum.
Kerr Street Cafe Exhibit, 3 weeks
Communications and Technology: High School Award
Visual Art Excellence: High School Award
Mike Van Hees