ARTIST STATEMENT JOEY DERUYposted by Joey DeRuy
I like the way my art feels when I finally get the right effect on the canvas, when the image seems alive . The coloring, the surprising details that surface later, the fluidity of the actual brush stroke is like music. Art allows me to take care of others and myself by maintaining a quality of life that helps to influence and inform. When I work with my art I am reminded of how a blank canvas is resembles life and how, as in life, everything is a choice. I hope my art stimulates the observer in feeling as though they are a part of the creation process itself.