At iPrintfromHome.com, we work with artists and photographers from across the United States and Canada. We're inspired everyday by the images that they send to us and by the stories they share.
In our "What, How & Why" interview series, we take a closer look at some of these fascinating people.
We've asked each participating artist or photographer three simple questions:
1. What do you do?
2. How do you do it?
3. Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?
Please read on to find out more about Chuck Tingley.
What do you do?
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, I am currently working towards my BFA in painting at Buffalo State College. My artwork is a visual response to what I see, feel, and imagine. My inspiration comes from dreams, memories, and people watching. I explore the human figure and its correlation to emotion, taking a single moment in time and abstracting the feeling that comes with it. I want the viewer to experience what he or she cannot physically see; to be able to feel the pain in one’s eyes without seeing the teardrops.
How do you do it?
My medium and technique evolve with the times. For my solo exhibition, Emotional Effusion, I painted realistic portraits surrounded by an abstraction of colors using acrylics, oils, and spray paint on canvas. I created a video capturing my paint process, along with pictures of my drawing/collage techniques, which can be viewed at chucktingley.com.
Currently, I am exploring the properties of charcoal and acrylics and its effects on wood. When sprayed with a fixative, the charcoal will remain intact without smudging and paint can be applied onto it. Drawing and painting are equally important to me, so I am finding new ways to infuse the two together. I also sand parts of it down, and then re-draw and re-paint so my artwork weaves in and out of the wood. I am constantly experimenting to create the perfect cohesive composition.
Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?
iPrintfromHome.com is a professional service that offers me quality prints at affordable prices. They had already won me over with the accurate colors and excellent printing paper, then exceeded my expectations with personable customer service. Any questions I've had were answered quickly and with a caring attitude.
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