Glenn Arthur is a self taught visual artist from Orange County, California. Born in February of 1979, he grew up in a conservative, religious household with little to no influence in art. After shedding his roots he quickly realized that creating art would be his calling. Although he constantly doodled and sketched throughout his youth, Glenn did not come into painting until later in life when a friend forced a paintbrush into his hands and said, “You need to do this!”
If you want to check out more of Glenn’s work check out his facebook & myspace!
Chalie Bowater is an amazing artist from the UK. Her deviantart account is here. And she has a tumblr.
Tattoos have been a huge influence & source of inspiration. The idea of putting something so permanent on your body always appealed to me.
I remember my first tattoo experience when I was 18, I didn’t ask for my parents permission, I told them that I was going to get a tattoo and they were okay with it. They just told me to be sure to get something I wouldn’t regret in the future.
I thought for a long time about what I wanted to get, and in the end I went with a quote, “all good things are wild and free” by Henry David Thoreau, on the base of my neck. It didn’t have meaning for me at the time, I just liked the quote. But as I grew older, it started to have more meaning for me. I’m glad I chose something that I loved and have grown into. My second tattoo I got, was a Japanese style chrysanthemum flower on my left shoulder blade. It’s not done yet, and I plan to add more to it, possibly thinking about extending it into a sleeve.
I do have plans for getting more, I really want to do my arms. Since they tend to be out in the open, I’ve taken more time and thought harder about what I want to get done. I really like the old-school traditional style of tattooing and may go in that direction.
But until then, here is some lovely tattoo inspiration.