I don’t have a long detailed biorgaphy for myself. Even if I started writing, I could never capture it all. I have adopted a “STUDENT OF EVERYTHING” mindset. If it catches my attention, I’m on a quest to learn it. So in one word my bio is STUDENT.
1. What kind of art weapons do you use to CREATE? My longtime .5 mechanical pencil that I’ve used for the past 3 years, BIC ball point pens (black & blue) Sharpies, and acrylic paint.
2. When was the moment you fell in love with ART?
I fell love when I illustrated a book about my trip to Disney World with my family back in Kindergarten. The trip was for my sister who at the time was battling cancer. The Make A Wish Foundation paid for my family to stay in Orlando for a week and live like royalty. When we returned, my sister lost her fight with cancer. My teacher gave me some paper and told me to express my feelings. With that, my relationship with art was born.
3. What is your purpose to CREATE?
I create to express myself often for myself, but it doesn’t hurt that others love it also. I pour pieces of my heart into my work and often becomes a playful way to show how I’m feeling at that moment.
4. Is there a particular message you want to communicate through your artwork?
Most of my art pieces are cartoon-like. I try to express myself in this manner because it’s very youthful. Many people go through a stage where they try to go back and reclaim their younger days and go crazy doing so. I never let go of it, so I will never have to go back to find it. This keeps me young at heart. It allows me to not take everything I am feeling so seriously.
5. What is your meaning behind the word, “philARThropy?”
Using art to spread love & support throughout a community.
6. How do you plan on using your creativity and imagination to give back to your community and make a difference?
I would like for my art to spark an interest in someone else so they can in-turn express themselves through whatever form of art they see fit for themselves. If I can influence one person and they can do the same and it becomes this ripple affect with other people, I have done my best work.
7. What would be your contribution to the art community?
I would contribute my emotional connections and knowledge from the art I’ve gained to the community. A large body of art work is nice, but the lasting effect you left on others is much more important to me.
8. What message would you give to a young artist who is trying to find their place in the art world?
My best advice to a young artist: Find what you love. Then do and create what you love. Then NEVER STOP!
9. If you had the chance to collaborate with another artist, what would be the #1 thing on your art bucket list of creative projects you’d like to complete?
The first thing on my bucket list would be to do a full spray paint piece. I’ve worked with spray paint before, but i have never finished a 100%
10. What kind of art legacy do you want to leave with the world?
I would like for people to know and say Brenton did and shared art because he loved it. I do not need to be internationally known or pieces worth 50k. I just want people to know I did what I loved forever.