Today we’d like to introduce you to Ye the Artist.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Ye. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born and raised in the outskirts of Nacogdoches. For me, there is nothing better than catching a beautiful sunset or sunrise. My favorite thing to do growing up though, was sitting on the porch, looking up at the night’s sky. This is where I developed my love for nature, God’s palette. I started out wanting to be a photographer for the National Geographic but not having a camera, I began to draw. Because I was so involved with sports and organizations in high school, I only had one opportunity to take an actual art class. I did well in the class and really enjoyed being able to express myself creatively. However, it wasn’t until three days after I graduated college that I realized I was talented in art. Since then, I’ve been trying new techniques and just allowing this gift to manifest itself.
Has it been a smooth road?
The journey getting to where I am today has been one of much endurance. Although I get praise on my artwork, I still find myself doubting myself as an artist and trying to perfect more and more of it. Thankfully, I’ve learned to turn that doubt into ambition. Ambition that fuels my passion to constantly work to be a better artist.
Please tell us more about your art.
Ye (pronounced yee) the Artist specializes in art that inspires and more importantly, empowers. Majority of my art tells a story, my story — the small town girl who left home with nothing but mustard seed faith. Typically, my mediums are acrylic and oil paintings, but I also create pencil portraits, as well as a range of other creative crafts. Recently, I have become known for my paint parties as an art instructor. I run my art page as OYT Creations, Own Your Throne is my personal mantra. For me, owning your throne means being on purpose about learning who you are and growing into the greatness that you can be. What sets me apart from others is my ability to work diligently to create something you’ll love. I do everything freehand. Art is a passion of mine and that passion is shown through my artwork.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
What I like best about Houston is the opportunity that lives here. There’s more diversity than in my small town for sure. Diversity as far as people, art and most importantly, food! What I like least about Houston is the weather of course, but only because of its inconsistency.
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