That's a picture of Gary and I (above),
taken a few months after we met :) My husband is a VERY
talented artist/musician, click
here to visit his site!
side panel is titled, "Games people play." Created
August 15, 2003.
F F T H E P
A T H
I started out as an artist and somewhere along the way became
a little side tracked. It had to do with making money to pay
rent and living in an environment where ART and artists were
not exactly the norm. During this long interim I became quite
good at commercial graphics (everything from desktop publishing
through web design) -- at least it was a way to express myself
(somewhat) creatively. But my passion for fine art only flared
up at irregular intervals. Thank goodness it was a very strong
passion, although the struggles were definitely becoming feebler
there at the end. I never wanted to become defined by my commercial
art. I wanted to be an ARTIST. All my life, that's been my
only goal. Now I hope to straighten that all out and make
LOTS of new art. My new environment is definitely very artist-friendly
H E S T Y L E
For a long time I remember being on a quest to discover my
particular style, and then I found it right in front of me
(where it had been all the time). It's amazing how that happens
<g>. In the beginning everything I drew reflected my
tremendous enjoyment of science-fiction and fantasy, but I
didn't want to be known as an illustrator. As much as I always
appreciated Boris and Vallejo, I wanted to create ART that
had a possibility of surviving me. Then I let go and stopped
thinking about it and just drew what I wanted to. I quit criticizing
it and finally, one day, it all fell into place. Kind of like
looking at something you've seen a thousand times, and seeing
it with new eyes. Psychology and mythology had always been
a passion with me, but I thought it was just a side thing.
Now I know that something you enjoy THAT much can't just be
a small side thing. It was all inside everything I was drawing.
Once I realized that, I knew my name: symbolist/surreal artist
H E Q U E S T
Now I am on A Quest (!) to rediscover my passion. I've cleared
a lot of things out of my system that were just getting in
the way (including cigarettes<lol>). Keep your fingers
crossed, I'm a tad bit rusty. The last big pieces were created
in 1996 and my chops are down a bit. Guess we'll see eh? There's
a path in front of me and it's time to get back on it!
Chris Eisenbraun :)
October 15, 2003
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