Autodidact Artist Brady Boyd Advises All to Try Their Hand at Artmaking

Grass, Brady Boyd

Grass, Brady Boyd

Autodidact painter Brady Boyd lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA, where he expresses his interpretations of the world around him with thick strokes of paint.

Although he’s never studied art formally, Brady advises everyone and anyone to try their hand at creating art of ANY sort, even if you do not think of yourself as a creative or artistic person.

“I have never been able to draw very well at all,” says Brady, and it was because of this, that he assumed he wouldn’t be able to paint or create art.  He now refers to this assumption as one of his biggest regrets, causing him to wait or delay expressing himself with paint. Yet now, art has become an integral part of his life. “Creating has become my passion and has been the catalyst for much of my spiritual and emotional growth. For you NEVER know what you are capable of until you try.”

Sun, Brady Boyd

Sun, Brady Boyd

Brady considers his young son a strong influence on his creative work, saying–  “I am a self-taught abstract expressionist. I have a two year old son named Myles. I credit Myles for all the positivity that you will see in my art. It’s because of him that I am able to perceive the world with new eyes. He has most definitely helped me explore my creative side and believe in myself. One might say that he’s my Muse.”

Pond, Brady Boyd

Pond, Brady Boyd

Brady’s paintings are colorfully imbued representations of phenomena from the natural world incorporating process-painting, or poured-paint techniques, impasto and texturing. As Brady himself says, “I draw inspiration from the visual experience our beautiful world provides and heavily implement natural forces such as gravity and wind in my work. I attempt to convey my interpretation of the energies I experience all around me onto the canvas for you to experience. Vivid color, depth and the use of three-dimensional objects and scenes are presented on a traditionally two-dimensional workspace.”

Rain, Brady Boyd

Rain, Brady Boyd

The artist uses his impasto painting techniques differently on each canvas to create unique textures in keeping with the title of each, such as in Pond, above. Or as Brady says–“Mood and music are also a heavy influence in what I paint and show in my pieces. I have never experienced anything as beautiful and fulfilling as creating art.”

“Showing my other side, ALL sides, to the world has been an incredible journey for me. I hope that while viewing my art you’re able to see that vulnerability, depth and beauty that live and lie in our world and in every one of us,” says Brady Boyd.

Lightning, Brady Boyd

Lightning, Brady Boyd

View more of artist Brady Boyd’s artworks on his website

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