Hi everyone. I've finally decided to make an account on here and start posting. A bit of a background on me:
I'm 23. I've been painting most of my life (pretty much all art, for that matter). When I was 5 or 6, I would wake up extra early each morning and watch Bob Ross on PBS. I'd even get out my Crayola watercolor set and try to reproduce what Bob was painting. It obviously never worked, and I hounded my parents to get me the official Bob Ross painting set for Christmas. And that's how it all started...
I just graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelors in painting. I'm looking at grad school next, either for painting or for ceramics (another passion of mine).
As far as my oil painting goes, I tend to be more of an Impressionist, I suppose. I love painting all sorts of subject material, but my primary focus has been landscape and still life. I've loved illustration and figurative work but I have put it off for the longest time. I'm hoping to branch out more and get some fantasy paintings under my belt.
I also paint miniatures professionally (that's one of mine in my avatar). For anyone familiar with Games Workshop miniatures and events, I've won 10 of their "Golden Demon" painting awards. I'm a regular poster on the CoolMiniOrNot forums as well.
Lets see... I guess that about sums it up for me. I'm really looking forward to getting to know more people in the forums, talking art, and most of all learning some new things. I think I'll go post one of my (very few) fantasy paintings in the FF forum.
Here's to many more posts.