Ed Creyton of Popics
My mission, is to bring some warmth and light into a world that can be very dark, relentless and unforgiving. To show with colour and shape that the world along with us humans in it is made up of all of our experiences and journeys, whether good or bad, they are what make us individually unique and beautiful. At Art In The Park last year I had so many people come to my tent, I asked them what brought them over. Several times I was told I could be seen a mile away and that it was a good thing. I asked how it made them feel and the response was "Happy." Mission accepted..
My inspiration comes right from my childhood adorations of technicolour movie posters from Star Trek to Superman, there is something about rainbows, warmth and vibrancy I seem to be drawn toward. To the whales I wanted so very much to save and the Superheroes that would never let us down. I believe above all else that hope is my inspiration and I want to share that with evrybody.
I use several different mediums depending on the piece I'm working on. I'm currently working on popculture project taking famous moments from classic movies and depicting them in neon colours to make the popculture well..pop where I use a combination of acrylic paint but mostly ink on paper.
For my paintings though I mainly use acrylic paint on a box canvas with no frame because I like the picture to be the frame using a multitude of vibrant colours over a bright white or black background finished off with a high gloss varnish to make the colours really punch!