Whether or not you’re into the arts, I’m sure you can still appreciate the effort and intricate use of color to create something thought-provoking. Danny Broadway is such an artist, one who paints from his spirit and life experiences. There’s something about his work that pulls you in, and I felt it immediately after spotting one of his pieces online. It’s a pleasure to have Mr. Broadway on EY for an exclusive interview. Check it out below and be sure to stop in at Broadway Studios to view his art gallery when you can. Links provided at the end of the interview.
EY: Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from and when did you realize your passion for art?
I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. I have been interested in art for as long as I can remember. I remember drawing on walls and clothes as a young child.
EY: Who would you say are some of your biggest influences?
In College, I studied the work of all of the masters. These artists have all influenced my work in some fashion. Edward Hopper. Pablo Picasso, Romare Bearden are just a few. Ultimately, I love art particular in the visual form. Contemporary art is very inspirational to me as well. It’s nice to see what other artists are creating sometimes. When I see something stunning, I’m usually inspired.
EY: Your pieces mainly depict a sense of culture. Could you explain the sort of connection felt between yourself and your ancestry, and how that applies to your art?
My work is representational of my life experience. I have lived all of my life in the southern United States and my work reflects that. I choose to depict serene scenes that deal with subjects that historically relate to everyone who has a connection to the south. Whether it be a woman hanging clothing to dry, or a man getting his mail from a mailbox, or a simple landscape that focuses on the beauty of the sunset. The same goes for when I travel to other places; a little bit of culture travels home with me and get applied to my work.
EY: Your work has been featured in several galleries around the U.S and you’ve piqued the interest of many organizations. Did you ever think you’d have such an impact with your art?
Well, I have always known that for me, communicating with art was much easier than verbally. I am happy to have an audience and am always excited to put my work in front of new people.
EY: What do you want more than ever for people to take from your work?
I just want people to appreciate the subject matter and technique.
EY: One of my favorites is “Serenity”. Tell us the story behind that one?
This painting deals with nature’s way of composing life. the way a mother loves a child, or the way that the land provides for its inhabitants. The for serenity speaks to the ease we all experience through the abundant earth.
EY: Outside of painting, what else do you enjoy doing?
I love to listen to music, watch movies, travel physical activity.
EY: What’s next for you?
My plans are to keep creating and to continue to find new venues to reach new audiences with my work.
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Credits: Danny Broadway