Name of Business: Conidi Art
How would you describe your art?
When it comes to Art, I’m all over the place. I create everything from pen & ink drawings to acrylic paintings. To me art is everywhere and there many forms that I explore. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough time to explore everything my heart wishes to try.
Throughout my life I’ve dabbled in fine art painting, comic strips, comic books, pastels, novel writing, poetry, game design, screenwriting, and animation. Perhaps the best best way to describe my art as a whole is that I’m willing to explore anything that allows me to be creative and explore the endless possibilities.
Please describe your creative process.
I’m always on alert for new ideas. As I go through my day I’m doing my best to keep an eye for anything inspiring. Often times I carry a pocket-sized notebook to jot down anything that comes to mind whenever I’m away from my art supplies. From there, I sketch out thumbnails of the ideas from the notebook into a sketchbook with crayons. Then when I’m ready for a painting session and don’t have any ideas on what to create at the time, I can look through the sketchbooks for ideas I already cooked up. This way I’m always prepared to work. Even if I don’t have any inspiration at the time, I’ll just pull out an idea I had at an earlier time when I had inspiration.
What inspires you to create?
I feel the most alive when I’m working on a creation. There’s nothing like the calmness and peacefulness of exploring an endless sea of possibilities. And there’s no other way to describe the feeling of finishing a project and anticipating to share it with the world in hope that it will brighten someone else’s day. Creating fun and inspiring art for people is what I believe is the purpose that God put me on this earth to do. I see it as the mission that God has put me here for.
What are you trying to communicate with your art?
My main goal with the majority of my art is to bring joy to people. Ultimately, I want to make people feel happy. Then in turn, I hope my art will inspire those people to create their own art that can potentially bring happiness to others. I see this as the cycle of art.
With that said, there are some pieces I create to express what it’s like to have depression. In these paintings my goal is to spread the awareness of mental health and the importance to find ways to battle the diseases of the mind and soul
When did you starting making art? Why?
As long as I can remember, I have been making art my entire life. At my youngest years I spent hours drawing cartoons. Around third grade is when I officially decided that I wanted a career in art. Through the majority of my life I’ve been drawing and studying to become an artist of some kind. A good portion of that time was focused on comic strips, comic books and animation. Through my college years I expanded my sights on storytelling and game design.
I didn’t start painting until after I finished college and struggled to find a job in my field of study. At the time I was extremely depressed and heartbroken. At the time I discovered Bob Ross on several YouTube videos. Watching him create felt very soothing to my soul and is what inspired me to give fine art a try. I believe all of my experiences and interests have shaped me into a well-rounded artist.