LOUIS D. has been creating art for his entire life. He mostly uses acrylic paint and acrylic markers when working on a painting, sometimes he’ll add some mixed media collage work as well. He has been known to utilize copious amounts of masking tape on 3-D projects (usually trophies or plaques commemorating his many achievements).
When asked what excites him about doing art, his surprising answer was: “I don’t get excited. I like to listen to country western music when I do it. I don’t make trouble for anybody; I’m a lover not a fighter.” He wants it to be know that he is “… the guy who does the art.”
Louis is a self-taught country artist who does what he calls “Cowboy Art”. Most of his paintings are of landscapes with buildings, surrounded by many paths. He often has a western theme to his work, with horses and cowboys often featured in some way. He gets his inspiration from photographs or by traveling around and looking at things. “Every painting begins with a blueprint”, he explains. He likes to start with an outline and fills in as he goes along.
A small painting may only take a week or so to complete, but a large painting could take many months. Big or small, it doesn’t matter to Louis. “I don’t have any favorites. I do it all.”
Louis isn’t shy when it comes to talking about his work with anyone who happens by his studio. When asked what he wants people to think or feel when they look at his art, he responds honestly by saying: “I want them to buy my paintings. I’m a businessman artist.”