Clyde Grauke, Texas Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement Thank you for taking the time to look at my print-on-demand galleries here on Imagekind. If you find one or more images that speaks to you then know that you can have these printed and custom framed on-demand and that you have a huge number of printing, matting, and framing alternatives to chose from.
Although I began as a traditional artist, I fell in love with the opportunities provided by digital media and that is now my means of expression. I cannot contain my passion in single styles and I produce many types of art...wherever my muse leads me. For instance, I like to create unique abstract art, fractals, surrealistic art, fantasy and fantastic art, science fiction art, alien landscapes, geometric art, and mandalas. I enjoy creating replicas of scenes I can see in my mind's eye and using photography, 3D models and any other tools at my disposal to bring them into focus in artwork that is extremely realistic and yet has no counterpart in the real world...scenes that are visually appealing, engrossing, and that display sophisticated composition, lighting, and color choices.
Photography is also an integral part of my media that I use to capture natural beauty or express the creativity that flows through me. Now with digital photography the blending of photography and fine art becomes more and more an irrelevant distinction.
I am keenly interested in creating art that has impact and affects the viewer in positive ways. I also like to challenge and push conceptual boundaries, to help people view life with new eyes, to inspire their imagination, and to help them see possibilities, while at the same time presenting aesthetic images that bear looking at over and over.
I think that art should not require someone saying something about it for it to be "understood." It should reach out and grab you all on its own, or I have not done a good job of communicating my vision.
I hope you enjoy my art and photography as much as I have enjoyed creating or capturing it. Be sure to bookmark this page in your favorites and come back often to see my new listings which I am continually updating.
My art has been published in Cezanne’s Carrot, Cella’s Round Trip, Sacramento, Poetry, Art, and Music and is scheduled to be published in Ascent Aspirations and Eclecticism. My art has been featured on EyeFetch.com.
Again, thank you for coming by to see my galleries and come back soon!