by Violette Skye
JC Anguiano has been painting just three years — but it’s an incredible feat for a 19-year-old. He always wanted to create art but, like many artists, was afraid that once he got started, he would not be able to maintain his creativity.
His inspiration for painting is a typical concept, as he says, “They can be hidden behind people's eyes: their movement, their behavior, their expression of emotion. All it takes is some indie rock music, a crowd of people, a piece of paper and pencil and a painting can come to life. People inspire me, and I try to create a world where their story embellishes my artwork.”
He has shown his work at Art Department in Salem, Oregon, the Emerge Oregon Art Series and with RAW Natural Born Artists in LA. He said it is hard trying to break into the scene in LA as a young artist, because he is under 21, he is lacking an art degree and he doesn't have representation. Never fear, he told us, “I will keep trying!”
JC is really excited for his newest series of paintings.
“I'm trying to go with a more dramatic and fictional feel. I won't give too much away, but my next series will be paintings of humanly realistic dolls. They will be done on a more larger scale canvas than I am used to.” He is going to use oil paint for this new series, so the new paint coupled with large canvases is putting him outside his comfort zone, a feeling to which he is looking forward.