THE BEGINNING OF A STYLE
I would have to say that my journey into finding a style began in about 2006. I truly wanted to find a medium that spoke to me above all others. I wasn't sure if it would be oils, acrylics, graphic design or any possible creative medium. I had no idea.
At the time I was reading a favorite book of mine (the first time around) called "Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keefe" by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp. As you might guess, Georgia O'Keefe has always been a favorite artist of mine. There is a place in the book where Georgia was teaching in Texas and had been searching for a direction. She took all of her drawings and posted them on a wall so that she could look at the whole and in this time she was creating these black and white paintings of lines and shapes. She went back to the basics and started over.
I immediately picked up some new pens and started drawing some abstract drawings. I did several in a row. In the meantime I had also been reading an art magazine that I had a subscription to and in it there was an article about creating light and connection with people.
I remembered these things and kept sketching and kept drawing. Until one day while at the movies I had an epiphany. I knew immediately that I wanted to create this ink drawing of a huge all encompassing tree. I didn't have a plan really but pulled out a huge piece of paper and started drawing it out. That drawing became "The Tale of Two Cities" and a style was born.