Crayons, Pencils, Chalk, and Paint

Six different stories from six different characters living very different lives.

I would say I am not an art connoisseur, but I have a number of artists and cartoonists that peak my interest. For me, art is not a passing glimpse. I like knowing the title of the piece; I appreciate thoroughly taking in the scene, composition, looking for little nuances, looking for the artist’s consistent flavor and flare, and wondering how a particular piece impacts the viewer or personally reflects the artist’s intentions. At times, if I look at a piece long enough, an internal dialogue can emerge. I value art content that is ‘clean,’ light-hearted, and simplistic, yet is the artist’s deeper effort to convey a message without saying a word. I think that is what I love about art; it speaks a personal language and interpretation. I have discovered many artists piddling around on Pinterest. Pascal Campion is one artist that draws my attention. He is a prolific French-American illustrator, animator, and storyteller, developing over 4,000 images. I enjoy looking at his art and style. His works are a language of conventional family life speckled with intimacy and universal experiences. I experience the content in subjective emotional layers; I feel the images; my spirit is drawn into his depictions. His website gives an excellent synopsis of his life:  https://gallerypascal.com/pages/about-us.  Though I do not own any, he has a number of books published. He also has a current Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pascalcampionart/    
And, Pinterest is spattered with his works.

On occasion, I will share an artist or a piece that I have found noteworthy, appealing, inspiring, fascinating or thought-provoking to me; and maybe, I will allow some vulnerability to share my feelings or impressions.

Love you, mean it!

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