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Abstract Artist Joy Kelley-Giles

Abstract Artist Joy Kelley-Giles

Abstract Artist Joy Kelley-GilesIn this Special Edition we caught up with Orlando abstract artist Joy Kelley-Giles. We first saw Joy’s work when we interviewed Christopher Giles a song writer, tattoo collector and all around great guy currently living in the Orlando, Florida area. We were amazed with Joy’s artwork, so we knew we had to interview her for an article. Sure abstract artwork is not for everyone but for us all art is great to look at.

We caught up with Joy after one of Chris’ performances in Florida.

How long have you been creating abstract artwork?

I’ve been painting for about 4 years now, prior to that I never gave much focus or time to exploring my creative side. I created my first abstract on canvas in 2010; I was going thru some major changes in my life and needed an outlet. One night I decided to raid my daughters craft box and found a blank canvas that had been sitting in the corner of my closet for years. Once I started I didn’t want to stop, I painted for hours and it was the most gratifying feeling I had experienced in a long time. I never intended to do anything with the piece, but after I showed my best friend (who is now my husband), he gave the most positive and encouraging reaction which was a pivotal moment for me. Chris encouraged me to enter my first piece into the employee National Arts Program Exhibit, which I did, and won first place. Everyone needs a bit of encouragement from time to time, a reminder that we all have the ability to explore and achieve; my husband has been that person for me. Continue reading Abstract Artist Joy Kelley-Giles

Christopher Giles

Christopher Giles

Christopher GilesIn this Special Edition we caught up with tattoo collector Christopher Giles, a singer and song writer from Orlando Florida. If you have attended Daytona’s Bike Week in the last two years you would have seen Chris rocking the stage at Dirty Harry/Jager or the Full Moon Saloon. Chris has an impressive collection of ink and like any collector is ready to show them off.  We caught up with Chris to discuss tattoos and music. Continue reading Christopher Giles

Jakes Botha

 

Jakes Botha, Superior Tattoos – South Africa

Jakes Botha Superior TattoosFor this weeks Artist Spotlight Another Tattoo went international, all the way to South Africa to catch up with artist Jakes Botha. Jakes is the owner/artist of Superior Tattoos & Body Piercing located at North Rand Rd, East Rand Galleria Jansenpark, Boksburg 1459, South Africa.  Jakes’ studio has been open since 1994 and has been in numerous publications like Get It, Oslyf, and Biker Lifestyle.  We caught up with Jakes to discuss the tattoos and to learn how the tattoo culture in South Africa compares to what we see here in the US. Continue reading Jakes Botha