Danny Jefferis Artwww.ArtPal.com/dannyjefferis
Heralding originally from Bath (England) I have lived most of my life in Bristol which has vibrant art scene especially street art. So it was hard not to feel some of this creativity in my surroundings rubbing off on me.I have always found solace in art and found it very therapeutic especially at the times when things aren't going so well. I recently picked up a brush again after a long period of time where I have been searching to find myself again. I now feel after a difficult period in my life I have rediscovered myself , I finally have the support of a wonderfully fantastic lady who actively encourages me to be creative and fully backs my attempts to express myself through my art. For this I am eternally grateful to Sophie you are the love of my life.
As a result of being so content in my personal life I feel uninhibited in having the freedom to experiment in my work and putting on canvas in various forms my thoughts , ideas or feelings and expressing my imagination . Love and art has taught me not to allow my personality and individuality to be suppressed which I hope expresses itself in my work which is not of any particular style though undoubtedly there will always be some similar characteristics. Although I mainly use oils I often do initial sketching so in pastels which I often take further to the finished image that I am looking for rather than leaving as a basic sketch . Apart from when I am asked to paint specifics such as portraits or pets I try to express myself by using my imagination which I apologise now if it appears weird or confusing but unfortunately that is how my brain works and it is very much influenced by my mood at the time. Having grown up living with an alcoholic abusive mother who committed so many atrocious acts in her life time , I find quite often those dark days surface in my work but on the flip side having finally found myself in loving caring relationship the brighter side of life can be more prominent. Some of the work shows both sides when your emotions are at a pivotal point when you can tip one way or the other. I hope this gives some insight into my mindset whilst putting paint to canvas either way I hope my work strikes a chord and stirs some emotions in yourselves.