About

I am an undergraduate double major in Art Studio and Communication.

I began painting from a very young age. My strength in painting resulted from a combination of drawing and storytelling. I believe that being a successful painter comes first from observing the structure of objects and landscapes, while recording how light hits the surfaces of these focal points. Secondly, successful painters master the art of storytelling with minimal information.

I have strong interest in Realism and Futurism. Although an odd pair, I appreciate the accuracy, detail, manipulation of the form, and “breaking the fourth wall” with Realism; whereas, with Futurism, I enjoy the movement that is conveyed and the effect the colors have on the image. Additionally, I like Expressionism, International Style Architecture, Baroque Art, and most German, Spanish, and Dutch painters.

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Contact

Feel free to comment, share, or like any blog post or photos. I am interested in starting conversations about art or life in general. Soon, I will be attaching Social Media Links to my Facebook Page, Instagram, Pinterest, and (hopefully) YouTube Channel.

If you have questions about Commission Work, you may email me directly through WordPress at studio@caylajones.com!

Status Quo Challenge

“An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally.” – Seth Godin

I found this quote a couple of weeks ago and it really resonated with me. I believe that I had a strong reaction to this quote, because the idea of challenging the status quo gives many artists purpose in the work they do. All artists aim to challenge your previous thoughts in some way, shape, or form.

Welcome

I am an artist in every sense of the word.

The three art forms that I develop are painting, dancing, and communicating. Yet, painting is the closest to my heart.

I began painting from a very young age. My strength in painting resulted from a combination of drawing and storytelling. I believe that being a successful painter comes first from observing the structure of objects and landscapes, while recording how light hits the surfaces of these focal points. Secondly, successful painters master the art of storytelling with minimal information.

Contrary to common belief, successful painting is more than just being able to paint a scene. Successful artists study history, architecture, anatomy, classical literature, communication techniques, design, and artists of the past and present.

I choose to be an artist, because art is my motivation for each day. Art is the core of my being: it is my peace, love, and strength.

Welcome to my psyche.