Description This piece was created shortly after I left my career as a tattoo artist. The tattoo influence is heavy in this painting, as koi and cherry blossoms are popular tattoo imagery. I pulled from Japanese style, and added my own interpretaion of water and the transformation of the koi as it travels upstream.Original is 11'x14' watercolor on watercolor paper.bryandrinkscoffee.com
Bryan Collins, St Augustine, FL Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement With acrylic paints, Prismacolor pencils, scratchboards, and watercolors, Bryan Collins explores monsters, robots, weird worlds, and surreal humans in a whimsical and playful manner. His topics deal with death, isolation, acceptance issues, spiritual battles, and other debilitating calamities. While tackling such grim subjects, Collins still gracefully maintains his storybook-like qualities and colorful nature. His work has been seen multiple times at Juxtapoz.com, Flash Magazine, newspapers around America, and blogs around the world. He exhibits work nationwide and his collector base spans the globe, continuing to grow as he relentlessly chases new ideas and pushes his limits.