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Foggy Sunset. Digital Painting

About

I’m a multidisciplinary professional artist currently living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Beginning in 1995, I worked for non-profit art organizations, theaters, museums, state education organizations, individuals and corporations as a photographer, videographer, visual artist and teacher. My clients have included The Walker Art Center, Intermedia Arts, Pillsbury House Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Target,  Bay Creative and many individuals.

I enjoy working as an artist, with stills, moving images, sound and my hands, because of the understanding and relationships and that can develop. The process of engaging my senses with someone or something for a period of time, takes me out of my head and moves me, even if only temporarily, into another world. While I cannot become what I interact with, I can open myself up enough to allow a part of the subject to stay with me for a while. That simple welcoming gesture is often enough to make something meaningful and lasting.

As a professional artist, I’m friendly, flexible, approachable and fair. You can reach me by email from my contact page. I do not currently have fixed rates for certain types of work so we can decide on compensation after discussing the scope of your project. Currently, I’m also open to bartering opportunities so feel free to ask.

Thanks,
Usry Alleyne

Digital Drawing

To date, all of my digital drawings were created on an iPad using Procreate. It’s an application I use in place of drawing on paper or painting on canvas because it allows me to work anywhere at anytime. 

In art school I was trained to work on paper and canvas with pencils, pens, charcoal and brushes. Touching a glass surface with a plastic pen still feels alien. I’m learning to adapt to the absence of tactile, auditory and olfactory feedback that comes from working on with traditional materials.

Thankfully, digital media has assets and other feedback that I enjoy. It’s portable so when something crosses my mind I can immediately render a reasonable facsimile of the desired image. I can make as many mistakes as I want or need to learn from at a very little cost. I just need to remind myself to let go of the restraints of intent and learn to live with what I’ve made.