Blake Horsley
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Blake Horsley

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Visual Art – Toronto, ON

I\'m an artist named Blake Robert Horsley. Art is my outlet, that is, a way for me to stay grounded. I have suffered pain through sickness, healed through happiness, and found purpose, stability and peace through creative expression. I like to clutter white space because so much inspires me. As a child I escaped through drawing. My imagination would carry me to a story that only I could see, but through art, I could invite others to share in my vision. My dream at a young age was to become an artist, but an art teacher in high school said I wouldn\'t, for I took too much time to finish anything assigned. I was a perfectionist and I just could not accept that in art, nothing is perfect. I gave up my craft, but shortly after, in grade eleven, I discovered graphic design. I fell in love with it immediately, and to this day, more than ten years later, I still do it almost any chance I can. I have developed a style that integrates traditional mediums, such as sketches, pastels, paintings, marker drawings, along with other digital mediums such as pictures, that I combine using graphic design techniques. Through graphic design I have found a way to perfect my art. Just as a painter layers their paint, using graphic design, I layer my art. Creating art gives me more joy than any other task, easing my mind in the process, and bringing me to see my own reflection more than anything else. It is my life. ...more