"Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dreams?" - Tim Burton
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American Mixed-Media Expressionist Artist. Born in Lansing, Michigan on December 30th, 1997. Currently living in Indianapolis, IN. Passionate business owner; CSVWart, LLC
Colin's goal is to make original, handmade artwork available for everyone.
"Everyone deserves to have something that inspires feeling"
Focusing on making artwork that comes from raw emotion and feeling within the moment of creating. Mental Illness is an extremely common topic in Colin's life and something that impacts his daily agenda, so he creates work that represents the struggles faced on a regular basis. His battle with depression, anxiety, and ADHD since taking harsh and addictive pills at just seven years old to “make him better,” have only treated temporary feelings. While still taking some of those same medications today, creating has allowed him to vent the things he can’t say and emotions he hides from the world. With all of the dark thoughts and demons that haunt his mind, what appears in front of Colin once he is finished - are what he has been wrestling with up there.
The work that he creates can be extremely dark in nature because of the challenges of daily life. While others are pleasantly colorful and rather welcoming because he might have had a good day. It was because he was feeling "okay" at the time. Colin has always felt like he doesn’t belong really anywhere, strictly because of how different he is from everyone he has ever known. But his artwork is what gives him the confidence to be his true self, and unafraid to express just how rewarding being different can be when you just have a bit of hope & ambition.