'The Willing Optimist - Ink' has been released as a limited edition 1 - 15. This artwork is a reproduction of my original mixed media artwork. This exclusive print comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Canvas measurements: 76cm x 76cm x 3cm / 30" x 30" x 1.18"
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* This artwork is shipped directly from our printer and the certificate of authenticity is shipped from our studio.
Our canvases are made using the latest printing technology, they are printed on a premium artist-grade canvas and stretched onto a wood frame. They’re fitted with hanging fixtures, ready to hang on your wall. Each canvas is also carefully packaged with bubble wrap and a custom-made shipping box.
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At the beginning of 2019 I was going through a really sad time, I was beginning to lose hope in the world and hence becoming easily annoyed and angry.
I decided I didn’t want to be this way, so I did what I always do and that is to start drawing what I wanted life to look like. The reoccurring theme seemed to be love and optimism. So I kept drawing hearts, I think I must of drawn hundreds, all over magazines and newspapers they kept developing and growing and I began to really start loving them and the process. I loved the effect of the background newsprint, but sometimes the words were wrong.
So I research words of positivity and hope. I went through all the google searches and just kept adding to the list. I stopped watching and reading the news, I decided to create my own newspaper with these words. I wanted my heart to go onto words of love and hope. So I printed collages of these great words and started painting my multi-coloured hearts on top.
I noticed that people started smiling at me in the street and I wondered why, then I realised it was because I was walking round smiling, my mode had changed.
More people started contacting me and wanting paintings. I posted the hearts on my Instagram and I got so many orders for these hearts. I call them ‘The Optimist’ because that is was what I had become.