Weshon Hornsby, Newark, DE Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement Weshon Hornsby was born on April 27, 1971 in Neptune, New Jersey where he lived for more than 30 years. In the winter of 2002 he relocated with his loving wife, 2 daughters and their 2 dogs to Newark, Delaware. Weshon is one of 20 siblings and coming from such a large family he found it difficult to find his own niche early on. Although he always possessed a passion for the visual arts he didn’t think he would ever acquire the resources to study professionally, so nearly 10 years ago in his spare time he began teaching himself how to paint and draw experimenting with various mediums and materials. “When I first picked up a palette and began painting on a canvas, I realized what my true calling and passion in life was”, states Weshon. His theory about art is that each creation should be organic and convey the spirit of the artist at the moment when it is created. He understands that his passion to paint and draw has become an essential part of who he is today. He generally paints things that have meaning in his life whether it is a still life of a plant, a scenic landscape, a cityscape, mountain scene, portrait of a person or animal or wildlife scene. Early in his career Weshon decided that his favorite mediums were oil paint and charcoal. But, being determined to not limit himself he continues to work with acrylics, oil pastels, inks and watercolors from time to time. Weshon’s full dedication to visual art began shortly after August of 2000 due to an unfortunate incident. While working as an electrical mechanic Weshon suffered a severe back injury and had to undergo several major surgeries which prevented him from being able to work in the electrical field. Instead of allowing these circumstances to break his sprits he turned to his art, honing in on his skills and techniques. It wasn’t long before he realized that his art needed to be exposed to the masses so he began showing some of his work locally receiving raved reviews and accolades from art collectors and his peers alike. Weshon Hornsby’s commitment, passion, drive and determination are sure to catapult his career to higher levels. He is currently working effortlessly to exhibit his works throughout the art community and have works published by multi media companies. His works can be found in private collections, in printed publications, on various online art galleries and exhibited throughout the United States. Most recently his work was published in the Harvests of New Millennium art book, by Dr. Santosh Kumar. As an artist he is devoted to his craft, philanthropy, advocacy and business savvy which he feels are essential elements to achieving success. He is also involved in a major art project entitled “Glory Of Horses” which will tour around the globe for 3 to 5 years before being placed on permanent exhibit. And in addition, he has been commissioned to do work for Primates Incorporated, a non-profit organization that rescues and retires monkeys in an accommodating sanctuary.