My inspiration for subjects comes from my family’s history and old photos, southern foods, country and bluegrass music and everything southern. I want my work to create a feeling or spark a memory that makes you feel good.
In my painting techniques, I use acrylic, usually on canvas or wood. I like my work to have a contemporary style but somewhat realistic and I believe the use of flowing lines creates energy in the work. I also use other techniques to create special effects such as using layers of color, spraying moonshine on the paint (which does not mix with acrylic) creating unusual patterns.
I have been sketching and painting for as long as I remember. In my senior year of high school, I won “artist of the year”. From there I went to art school to study Graphic Design. After college, I worked for advertising and marketing companies as a graphic designer, art director and most recently as a user experience web designer. I even did a short stint painting billboards (that is why I learned to paint large format artwork).
Over the years, I have had my work exhibited in galleries, won awards from art and advertising competitions, and even had a painting displayed for a special show at the High Museum.
You can see my work on my website, www.plumdangwild.com.