Sunflower

 

 

The story about the "Sunflower" 62x31

 

Sunflower was created in my mind at the age of 5 when my grandfather asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. It was Christmas time and I was sitting on the brown striped chair when I replied “I want to be an artist like Van Gogh, Opa.” Years later I attended an arts highschool in Los Angeles, California where I studied all visual arts for three years. My Opa passed away several years ago from Alheimer’s disease but this painting was created in my mind with him over 30 years ago, it is about childhood dreams. The painting is also my first attempt at using oil paint on canvas.