Art Crush: Sandy Welch

Hi guys,

So for a long time, I’ve been meaning to share inspirational artists and their work on my blog. A sort of “pay it forward” if you will, but not really, since their work pushes me to keep painting everyday. Outside of making art, I enjoy looking at it and spend a lot of time doing so.

To start the first round off, I begin with Sandy Welch. I don’t know much about her. All I know is that her work is a happy spot on my timeline and I’m always grateful to see it.

Discovered: via Pinterest
Website: http://www.sandywelch.com
Style: Abstract

Here are some of my favorite pieces:

 

I just love the juice paint and messy brushstrokes colliding into each other in a perfectly orchestrated ensemble of color and composition.

The colors and gold in this…swoonnnn!

It’s just too much richness in one place!

What’s your favorite piece?

All images sourced from http://www.sandywelch.com.

 

Remembering Maya Angelou

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Today, I was reflecting over my connection to Maya Angelou. Saddened by her passing, I searched for inspirational quotes of hers and landed on this one, which I placed over my painting “Electra Street.” I hope you guys enjoy her words.

In high school we recited her poems. Our mothers collected her wisdom and passed it down for us to read in our maturity. Her stories made us embrace her, and her speeches made us embrace ourselves. What a woman, what a human being.