Kevin Proctor: Mantis
12" x 16" Print
Artist Statement: "‘Things in Bold’ is the working title for my general body of artistic work. The inspiration for my illustrations comes from many sources: nature, architecture, dreams about dinosaurs and direction from my seven year old son. The common thread among my subjects is the bold forms and compositions they comprise. I greatly appreciate the simple arrangements, line work, and sparing use of colors in both vintage posters and contemporary ‘New Brow’ art. My ‘mind’s eye’ has a thirst for these striking styles which guides my artistic process. I also like to weave a bit of humor and unpredictability into my work as I generally have an odd take on life."