Hi! I'm Aubrey.

Hi! I'm Aubrey.
I am an artist based in LA (but from the good 'ol Midwest). This blog is a record of my life as a painter/artist. It is here to help me keep my place and motivation, ground me to learning and be a connection to other artists.

If you are interested in purchasing existing work, please visit my etsy site here. If you are interested in commissioning an original artwork, e-mail me at aubrey.studebaker@gmail.com


Emphasizing Faith in Art

Some big things (36"x48" big) are brewing here. I'm working an entry for an Intersections art show at Ecclesia and am also starting a new series that is going to be very spiritually based. The sketch below is a brainstorm for the show entry. As far as the series is concerned, don't worry, you won't be seeing any Pietas or Madonnas but I do want to start bringing my faith into my work in a much bigger way. I've listed some quotes below the sketch which should give an idea of the direction in which I am heading...

(brainstorm for Intersections art show entry)

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world." -Psalm 19:1-4

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." -Albert Einstein

"You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the fields will clap their hands." -Isaiah 55:12

"Some keep the Sabbath going to Church,
I keep it staying at Home-
With a bobolink for a Chorister,
And an Orchard, for a Dome."
-Emily Dickinson

"I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it...People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to pleas us back." -Alice Walker, The Color Purple

(picture taken at The Angeles National Forest)

1 comment:

Janice La Verne said...

Great paintings... Can't wait to see how the paintings about faith evolve. I was so glad to see my "home" mountains. I grew up in La Crescenta and spent lots of time in Angeles Crest. Please keep talking about what you are discovering as this topic unfolds. and thanks for the comment on my blog a while back... Janice