Shakespeare’s quote states “All the worlds a stage,” and I believe “All arts a platform.” From a very young age I would draw, often times drawing more then I spoke. Somehow putting mediums on paper helped me in confidence communicate what I wanted to say and what I wanted them to see. I began at art camps to majoring Advertising Art and Photography at McKinley High School. I kept a steady interest in the arts. I have been a part of a few art competitions and began displaying my work at shows. I love to create; when I am working on my art I want my art to touch, to connect, and to resonate with those who are viewing it. Most of my work is done in acrylics, charcoal, and chalk pastels. I enjoy many artists, but one of my favorites to watch is Zimou Tan. In an interview with Chuck Close, ironically I was inspired when he said, “Inspiration is for amateurs”. His words forced me to take my craft more seriously and I began working harder at making good art rather than waiting for my art to get better. I hope to be a great artist with a large audience. I would like to be influential in art history across the country and all over the world.
Original artwork by Jarael Adams (Click image for full size)