This is how magic is done: it’s done by hurling yourself into the abyss, and discovering that it’s a feather bed. There’s no other way to do it. —Terence McKenna
I always knew I loved creating Art. It wasn’t something forced and it just felt natural. I probably drove my parents nuts by drawing all over random corners of our house and putting stickers everywhere. I even remember way back in kindergarten when I figured out how to draw “people shapes”, while everyone in class was struggling with stick figures. Artists are often complex people, social outsiders with their own take on the world around them. Growing up can sometimes be a labyrinth of decisions, swayed by the popular notion of what is correct in “normal” society. Sadly, we have lost many a good artist to office cubicles.
But every once in a while, you find someone who made it through all the bullshit with a paintbrush clenched between teeth, ready to draw you something from the deepest realms of the human imagination. This week I met up with David Garvey, a fine arts illustrator who followed his own path and found out it wasn’t as bad as everyone made it out to be. David’s paintings blend a lifelike subtlety into scenes of fantasy. His technique is always a work in progress, but he admits he’s happy about coming closer and closer to matching his paintings with his visions. To see more of his work visit davidgarveyart.com Enjoy ARTSEA ep:5