I use to be a landscaper; this is one of my favorite kinds of art. Though it’s hard on the back, the result of a completed project is usually more than satisfying, the bigger the better. Back in my home town the landscaping company I use to work for has almost tripled in size. They use to just do yard maintenance, and now they do drainage, irrigation, deck building, all sorts of cool things. The owner: Joel Cuttiford, is an amazing man that has taught me a lot; he deserves an enormous amount of recognition.
Street art is one of my personal favorites in the artistic world. In case anyone is misinformed, street art and graffiti are NOT the same thing. Graffiti is all about what comes out of a can, and I’m not saying that in a bad way, there is lot’s of respectable graffiti out there that I admire. One of the differences is graffiti artists are not making a conscious effort to be understood by the public, only by other graffiti artists. Street art is meant to communicate with the public and will sometimes intentionally send a message, or it is just done to please the eye.
John and I just got back from my hometown, Victoria B.C, it has just about quadrupled in population since we left to go travel. The main part of the city itself is still close to the same, however the surrounding areas are expanding very fast, it’s crazy. We saw our family, and some of my close friends who make me want to move back there. Anyways I just wanted to say hello, and let you all know we’re still going to be posting, but there may be a gap of a couple days here and there as we are moving around a lot and don’t always have internet access. Incase you care at all, here’s a link to some of Victoria B.C’s best places to go, I recommend these over a tour guide or anything like that. You will see some cool things but it’s all about the personal experience, and this doesn’t cost you money. Contact me personally if you are ever travelling there and would like some direction around the city advice on where to go for food or entertainment.
Today I want to talk about why it is important to find your own, unique art style
Leonardo Da Vinci didn’t get his ideas from other people. He was influenced, but his artistic mind is not similar to anyone else’s. It may seem like he has some secret recipe for creating greatness but no, it is unique, and that is what makes it so amazing. Basically what I’m trying to say is that if somebody does something, it certainly won’t have the same meaning when it’s replicated by someone else, and the way it was done before whether historical or not, doesn’t mean it’s the right way for you. Do your own thing and you will reap the rewards.
The hyperlink above links to an incredible artist based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This mans shading is on a whole other spectrum, his collaborative pieces and innovative style leaves clients mesmerized as is work truly ‘sets in’. We wanted to start this humble little blog off with some of his work as he has made a serious impact on the lives of many and truly does deserves the recognition. Formulating unique style and delivering incredible results is what the artists do, those who we choose to work and speak about anyways. All questions and or inquiries are to be directed to our contact pageas we would love to help any and all who are interested in speaking with an artist directly. Are you looking forward to future postings? We will say that we are beyond excited to begin sharing with you all the incredible work which artists have created but more so focus on specific styles of artwork. If you would like to learn a little bit about us, feel free to visit our about us page.