As someone who comes from the aviation field, I always look towards the skies. For this series, my inspiration came from a quote by Leonardo Da Vinci, “For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
D.J. started drawing at a very young age with influence from his parents. His mom is a fine artist and his dad a musician, and they guided him and his siblings into the arts. He stopped drawing for several years while he was on active duty with the Air Force. It wasn’t until his first deployment that he found art again, or maybe it had found him. Once he left the military he started to draw on occasion, until some of his friends suggested that he start selling his art. While apprenticing he found digital art and design, which led him to photography. D.J. does’t really have a particular style to draw or photograph. He just tries to capture the moment or state of being he is in.
One of his favorite art quotes is “Art is never finished, only abandoned.”