Who Am I

I am Curtis Stokes, I am creative, I am a creator, and I am in awe of all of life’s creations!  I started drawing at age 4, and I swear it was around that time that I started questioning the universe, how it was created, and how it all worked.

I was inquisitive at an early age and obsessed with learning. So I viewed everything from an analytical perspective, right down to the details. I now see a painting for each individual brush stroke, I appreciate music for a single tone or sound, and I now find beauty in the tiniest of places. Always on a journey to find inner peace, calm, and serenity, that underlying theme or mood developed and showed through in most of my work.

And because I was always asking questions, eventually I questioned myself. Why do I do what I do? Psychology became another mini obsession of mine, and writing became a tool of the trade around age 19. Writing daily, I’ve written thousands of pages over the years. In those pages I have breached topics such as light and dark, yen and Yang, and the duality of life and nature. Everything changes based on perspective. And as my thinking changed, so did my art.

Exploring light and dark, I began to paint with light, in the dark. As I pondered duality I began painting dual images. I explored those topics with techniques, as I wrote my thoughts and feelings in those thousands of pages. Those thousands of pages have been kept inside numerous books, and stored on shelves, untouched, until now.

I now intend on Sharing with you all of my hopes and dreams, rants and raves, and successes and failures. I will translate those journal pages into art on canvas or into a blog for you to read. I will do this in hopes of connecting with you.

As I continue to ask questions, as I continue to search for answers, and as I continue to learn, it is my hope to help you through advice, through example, or even through learning from my failures. It is my hope to inspire creativity, to share love, and to grow together as a tribe.

And if we are lucky enough to work together, I will do everything in my power to bring to you that inspiration, that beauty in that sense of calm and peace. It is my goal to give you a piece that will leave you feeling as much love and passion as I had in creating it.

Thank you for visiting, thank you for your support, thank you for joining me on my quest.