Artist StatementArt is a second religion to me -- I have no idea where I would be without it. Being able to express my innermost thoughts and perspective on life is what drives me. What really feeds my soul is creating pieces that connect with the viewer emotionally. It’s not because they may like the colors I used, or the painting may go well with their home or office décor, but because one of my pieces may have lead the viewer to a place, feeling, or time in their life, bad or good, that they stored away in the subconscious depths of their mind. That is why I incorporate something so beautiful as the human anatomy in each of my paintings. Whether it’s a hand, the lips, a face, or a back, they all have a story to tell. Detailing is very important to me when I am painting, and I feel when using oil paint it gives me more than enough time to incorporate that. I believe the viewer should understand what they are looking at -- an emotional connection is the foundation of my creativity, and that’s the goal that I’ve set for all my work.
CBilly (Baltimore, Maryland) is a surrealist oil painter. As a self-taught painter, CBilly is influenced by the human anatomy, nature, and life’s journeys. CBilly’s artwork is shown in the "Erase Hate Though Art" exhibit at the Chesapeake Arts Center, located at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in Terminal D. The artist’s work was also featured at the Columbia Art Center in Columbia, Maryland. Currently, CBilly will present a solo exhibition at the Aloft Hotel BWI Baltimore International Airport (2017). The artist attended, and continues to attend, numerous art fairs in Baltimore and the surrounding area.