My work started out as representational work of nature using an abstract approach. What I enjoyed and appreciated of my first works of art was that I was able to experiment with color, shape, motion, and just the fact that it was my own idea. I was intrigued by the idea that people could just look at my artwork and be able to have there own interpretation and their own personal attachment to them without me having to set the idea for them or tell them what it was. During the midpoint of my work I had to pause for a moment and think through what I was doing as an artist. I wasn’t creating artwork. I was making artwork. I was given “assignments” and I completed “assignments”, but it really wasn’t my own work. My work changed when I started to take classes with not just instructors, but artists, Artist’s like Andy Polk, Dr. Ryan Shin, Alfred Quiroz and others who gave us more then just assignments, but opportunities. They gave me an opportunity to work on something that meant more to me then just an assignment. I was creating rather then just doing. Today my artwork is more about our changing world. Portraying issues with global warming and what lies in the near future. It also pose’s the questions of How will it impact our kid’s future? and Will we be ready for it? My mediums vary from photography to oil paintings to watercolor paintings to drawings and so forth. As an artist I try to take a challenge and learn any new type of medium that might come towards me. I am an Artist.
To see more of my work you can visit me at www.JCHArtes.com