|Even though my last name is White, it does not mean I play
golf and listen to Kenny G cds. I have a lot of soul despite my lack of
melanin. I have been painting my whole life. I have never tried to make
a living out of it because it has been my mediation, my comfort, my lover,
my crack habit, my private Idaho, etc. I didn‚t want to turn it
into something capitalistic. However, the more art I share with people,
the more I hear that they genuinely enjoy and appreciate it. So, I am
ready to stop hoarding my stuff and start exhibiting and selling it.
What inspires me
As a poet and advertising writer, I love words with the many meanings they have and clever metaphors.As an artist, I love color, layout and texture. As a sarcastic smart ass and Gemini, I love juxtaposed images. As a child of the 1970s and wanna be archaeologist, I appreciate old things. That's why when I am not painting, I am generally found in thrift stores looking for objects for inspiration and new projects. As a total, old school-back in the day, hands-on freak, I love using my hands away from the computer. I enjoy having tangible proof of my time and effort. I am completely okay surrendering to the art process. I do not question why I paint what I paint, what colors I use or don‚t use, etc. I combine words, color, texture, humor, nostalgia, history (all the things I love )into my art.
June 3, 1:27pm
Born in the sea of polyester and blue eye shadow known as the Chicago suburbs. At 6 months, I was literally dropped as a baby by my parents Chuck and JoAnne White. Please report them to child protective services.
Bachelor‚s degree: Communications (Emphasis in Advertising)
California State University Fullerton. Worked my way through college as a dorm resident advisor (just like on the TV show "Felicity" only the residents weren‚t as good looking as the actors on that show.)
Costa Mesa, CA. I live close to a building that looks like a giant, gothic, erect boobie.
Award winning Senior Copywriter and Concept Manager for p11creative (a graphic design firm. www.p11.com) since 1997. Other positions/experience in corporate America and ad agencies include:graphic designer, copywriter, illustrator and marketing executive.
I like my Van Halen with Roth and not Hagar.
I am afraid of clowns and clown figurines.