We all love amazing local finds! Here is a local Houston artist that does a great job at making other art seem blah. His original paintings are breathtakingly striking, can accentuate any style- traditional or contemporary- and I am in constant awe of his talents.
"Through art, I view life in a way that words can not capture. Art is an expression of the minds endless creativity and is a doorway to everything that we are a part of. Art can bring that larger than life feeling to people. I love the therapeutic qualities of artwork and the aura and emotion that is transmitted through the creation of art.
An artist has the power to capture emotions and feelings and transpose them onto a canvas where they can be felt by those viewing them. I want to give people something that makes them want more out of life."
Click on the image above to view Justin's website.
When did you get into art and why?
I've been painting for as long as I can remember. My first real art job was when I was twelve years old. My mother was a designer and I painted a mural for one of her clients.
When did you decide to make it your profession?
I've always known I wanted to paint, but I have a strong business background so I decided three years ago to combine the two.
My recent design on the cover of Texas Home and Living- That's Justin's painting on the mantle!
What/who influences you the most and why?
Masterpiece artist, J.W. Turner, who was ahead of his time in the field of abstract paintings, and Rothko's inspirational movement.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Spain and I'm actually going there this summer.
What is your favorite aspect of being an artist?
Being able to express on canvas what a writer does with words.
What kinds of things do you enjoy painting the most?
The emotion of a sunset.
Beautiful work of art by Justin from his Creation- Natural series.
What is one thing you wish you knew before becoming a artist?
The complexities involved with the business side, it's not just about painting.
What is something you believe every home should have?
Fri, March 25, 2011
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