My Mask represents the beauty and mystery of Carnival. The beauty of people and mystery that lies behind them.
About The Artist
Artist Statement As an artist, I work at developing art that speaks to both others and myself. Carnival: Celebrations of the African Diaspora is about joy and celebration. As part of my process before I begin to create my works of art, I researched many images from Mardi Gras in New Orleans to Carnival in Rio. I incorporated the images that appealed to me in my works. The women and the beauty of their bodies moving to the rhythm of the music captivated me. My work of the Samba Lady expresses her movement represents uncomposed freedom. She is a queen that walks in the light of the new and old. My Mask represents the beauty and mystery of Carnival. The beauty of people and mystery that lies behind them. When I am asked about my interpretation of the Celebrations of the African Diaspora this is what I see and feel.
Bio William is a native of New York and currently lives Maryland. He started drawing when he was a child and developed his talent through the years. His studies in color, composition, design, and life drawing reflect the love of life and his culture. His innate artistic skills are prolific in a wide variety of media such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, wash, pastel with imagery ranging from realistic illustration to Neo-Mannerist style. Currently he creating art as digital artist. He has already received accolades from different venus during his career. Today, he aspires to get back into the fine art career field. He has worked as a Graphics Specialist, a Ground System Illustrator, Medical Illustrator and Graphics Instructor. William is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and currently working as a Multimedia Illustrator. He has a degrees from the Community College in the Air Force and a Bachelor's Degree from Excelsior College. He is presently developing the company artisticXpressions which offers stunning artwork prints for sale.