01 who is cody?
Born in Montana, I learned to draw from my mother at a young age. I enjoyed many forms of art growing up, but primarily developed a love for drawing and painting. I practiced for years, and continued to hone my skills through high school and on into college. I later graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California with an Illustration degree. Although I focused on comics, storyboards, and graphic design, my foremost passion has always been to draw and paint.
While learning to draw at an early age, painting was a medium I had enjoyed but didn’t pursue until early in my college career. I always enjoyed watching the different painters on my local PBS television station. I especially admired the work of Bob Ross. Ross was one of the primary influences that led me to learn to paint.
I began my work in both acrylic and oil paints, focusing on portraits and landscapes, however I have more recently begun to branch out into new materials, new styles, and new subjects. My current work is more loose and inspired by abstraction and spontaneous realism. Using vivid color and finding new techniques that allow me to push the boundaries are obstacles that motivate me from piece to piece.
My goal in my work is to bring enjoyment not only to myself, but to others as well. Nothing is more satisfying than hearing the gasp of excitement and surprise from someone after they’ve seen what you’ve created for the first time. I will continue to drive myself to make that happen within every piece of my art.
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I am always available. Whether it's for quotes on commissions*, information and pricing on studio pieces, or general questions and comments, please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to speaking with you!
*Commission pieces have anywhere from a 3 - 12-month timetable.
Cody did such incredible work! His attention to detail and care he put into my piece was amazing! I truly cannot recommend him enough!
I’ve had multiple paintings done by Cody, and his work is always exceptional! Highly skilled in a variety of mediums as well as subject matter, and would highly recommend if you’re looking for quality art!
Cody is very easy to work with and will take your vision or idea to the next level. If you're looking for something truly unique, he's your guy.