It’s interesting to look back and see what events God has used to shape my work as an artist.
I was on an oil painting kick, preparing for my Drawing/Painting III final, when my friend L.J. Brooks died suddenly. I had stretched six canvases and was ready to paint portraits of animals of the Bible when my plans quickly shifted. Making a trip to Houston for L.J’s funeral meant that I would have to rethink my plans to oil paint. Emotionally, I was unfocused. Away from the studio, I couldn’t paint and allow enough time for the oils to dry. In order to finish my final on time, I made the decision to complete the drawings using pen, watercolor and colored pencil. This process was quick. This decision ended up being pivotal in my career as an artist because it influenced the type of work I made from there on out. More suited for illustration, watercolor, pencil, and pen became my main instruments for creating art.