Blick Artists Serving Artists -Seth Jones with Montana

Blick Artists Serving Artists -Seth Jones with Montana



(♪♪♪) SETH:
My name is Seth Jones. I live in Kansas City and I work at the Blick location
on Main Street and I've been there for
just under a year as a store associate. I'm really honestly just drawn
to things that are incredibly vibrant
and beautiful. I don't necessarily have
a specific medium that I enjoy working in
on its own, but I go down all sorts of
rabbit holes of whatever's, you know,
inspiring to me. I love to play with different
colour combinations, I love to see what the paint
does on its own and I love the mystery
of that as well. With the fluid acrylics,
which is actually one of the materials that
I like to use the most, there is a release
of control in that, and what I really love is that
I can decide where I'm going to put colour, and I can decide what my
image is going to look like, but I don't necessarily
know how it's going to end up, and so there's this process
of the paint drying and the water drying
where I have to wait on that and be patient on that
and allow it to manifest in the way that it's going to, and then afterwards
what I like to do is go in and specifically
observe every single shape that was created in that, and that becomes
very meditative for me. I love doing a lot
of geometric things, I love pattern work, that's very meditative
for me as well, and I love using
paint markers to go in and do really intricate
fine detail work in my pieces. The Montana Spray Paint
that I use, the thing I love about it
is how well it lays. When I use the lace,
when I use that technique, I love how opaque
the colours are and how vibrant
the colours are, but they can also
just dissolve into nothingness, and I love that
that just kind of works with the environments
that I'm tyring to create with my artwork. In these paintings I'm able to
create atmosphere and with the colours that I use I create these
almost safe spaces for myself to be
immersed in. Art has been an incredible
outlet for me and has ultimately saved me
in so many ways, and I think in my art
I get the opportunity to encourage myself
and encourage other people. It's an exploration of
what I'm dealing with, and it's been an
incredible source of therapy. Empty frames fill my walls
because I love to see potential in things. It's almost like this portal
into another world hanging on my wall, you know, and I love just
having that image and that idea all over
my apartment and my studio. Being a mixed media artist
the really cool thing is that you aren't limited
to any medium and so I will go on these
adventures with myself, I'll go to the art museum, I'll go walk around
Kansas City and I'll look for things
that are beautiful to me and so when I go
to the art store and when I'm buying supplies or when I'm getting ready
to start a piece, I will immediately
go to the things that I think are
the most beautiful. In my artwork I like to focus
on the positive elements of life and the things
that are life affirming, rather than trying to create
an introspective experience that is based on something
that was either dark or something that
I've had to overcome. I like to just allow people
to just sit in that moment of goodness or in a moment of beauty
or in a moment of encouragement. One of the most important
things for artists is to realize that we are
made as human beings to be joyful people and to experience
the world in a beautiful way, and I think it's important to
trust yourself in that with reckless abandon. (♪♪♪) Captioned by GigEcast
www.gigecast.com

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