The Art Boxxwww.ArtPal.com/artboxx
Hi there! Thank you so much for stopping by to view some of my creations.
Just to share a little about me ... I'm a self-taught artist with a passion for "all things art". I've been that way for as long as I can remember. Drawing was my first love. As a child all I wanted to do was draw ... everyday ... for hours at a time. I would get lost in my art and once I started, it was very hard to pull myself away. I tend to want to finish whatever I've started.
Later, I began to dabble in airbrushing, however this did not hold my attention long. I then moved toward painting portraits or landscapes using acrylic, and oil paints. And most recently, beginning around 2007 (Ok...not so recent) I discovered polymer clay ... let's just say, I think I've found a new love.
For many years, I just created art as a hobby. Unfortunately, I was raised with the mindset that this is all it could be. I was never encouraged to pursue art because it is my passion. But my best friend, who has always believed in my artistic abilities constantly encouraged me to get it out to the public ... and one day, she asked for some of my work to display on her desk. I offered her some of my clay creations, and to my surprise - they were a hit. Co-workers were approaching her and eventually me directly, inquiring about my creations. I had requests for anything from Christmas ornaments to personalized caricatures of their grandchildren. One person even requested that I create a figure of the Three Stooges. (Please see the gallery for pictures of some of these requests.) Eventually, this lead to over 250 personalized creations. I finally realized that I really CAN make money with my art.
One might think that I took off from there, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, life sometimes throws wrenches into play and we have to make some readjustments ... I ended up relocating and art was again placed on the back burner. But it never left ... it NEVER leaves. I think of art almost every day - even if I don't stop to create. So, I've had to really sit and re-condition myself to accept the fact that I AM an artist and won't be fulfilled in my life unless I am creating. So, I'm back and I invite you to join me as I continue my journey.
So please, take some time to view some of my creations. Because I work in multiple mediums, I will try to categorize to make perusing easy. I hope you like what you see, and would greatly appreciate it if you would share my page with your friends and family.
Keep in mind that this is just a sample of some of my work, so, If there's something that you'd like to request that you don't see listed, please feel free to contact me directly and let's see what we can work out. You will also be helping me fulfill my dream of doing art fulltime.
Thank you again for taking the time to view my art work, and I look forward to getting to know you and possibly creating a great piece of art work that's special for you or a loved one!