Chicago artist: BJ Carrick @bjcarrick
I'm a mixed media artist working out of my basement studio in Lockport, IL. I'm originally from Chicago and have been painting for almost 20 years. Until 6 years ago I had always lived in a big city: Chicago, Berkeley/San Francisco, Boston. I now live in a more pastoral setting in an 1890s farmhouse. In recent years I've been incorporating more reclaimed materials (many of them left behind in my old house from previous owners), and many of my pixel media pieces are done on a pieces of wood I find in the rafters of my old garage. I've done maybe a dozen small colored pencil sketches in recent years. My work evolves as I come across new materials that inspire me. .