Buon Giorno! Nice to meet you.
Who am I?
I'm Oliver, the artist/creative behind Blaquejack Studios. I feel everyone should be able to enjoy quality, thought provoking, emotional connecting art, and not just in museums. I have studied at International Business College, Herron School of Art, UMUC. I’ve trained with my mentor, The Artist Kevin J. Wilson, and in Europe under German artist/designer Brigitte Guhle. I've study photography cutting my teeth in both commercial and portrait work. I’m a current Artist in Residence at The Factory St. Pete., current member of Warehouse Art District Association (WADA ), St. Petersburg, FL., a former member of The Stutz Artist Association, Indianapolis, IN,. Each of my different instructors, peers, and friends from across the world have had a significant and profound impact on my art and my appreciation of the values of different and unique cultures.
What I do?
I create mostly 2D art. I work in oil, acrylic and mixed media. I create sketches (drawings) using graphite, charcoal and pastels. I also dabble in photo manipulation and digital art.
How do I do it?
I have worked long and hard over the years honing my skills and acquiring a level of proficiency. Learning different techniques and styles is a life long adventure of challenges and discoveries. Learning different facets of art and challenging myself with new & different ideas is a journey I passionately enjoy. Art should resonate with you. Bring it into your home, your life because it matters to you, because it makes you happy😊.