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Gouache on paper illustrations capturing the vibe of my favorite places in and around my new hometown: Cocoa Beach, FL.

Starting with this one of Jump's Tiny Tavern.  Whilst I paint more places, you can shop the collection of clothing, gifts, and prints made from each illustration.  Next up is: Ellie Mae's!  Keep an eye on my social media pages for posts about my progress on each illustration.

 

Thank you for your patronage.  It helps promote each local business and keeps me creating.

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"Jump's Tiny Tavern" - S. J. Lentz

Gouache Painting on Paper

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"Miracle" - S. J. Lentz

Acrylic on Canvas Digitized Series

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"Tropica" - S. J. Lentz

("Devine Feminine" & "Divine Masculine")

Acrylic on Canvas Digitized Triptych

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"Gaia" - S. J. Lentz
("Mineral" | "Forest" | "Grain" | "Fruit")
Acrylic on Canvas Digitized Pentaptych

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"Reefer" - S. J. Lentz

Acrylic on Canvas Digitized Series

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Miracle Aqua-violet 2 copy

Miracle Aqua-violet 2 copy

Miracle Turquoise-Magenta copy

Miracle Turquoise-Magenta copy

Miracle Lime copy

Miracle Lime copy

Coral Copy

Coral Copy

Coral Magenta-Gold copy

Coral Magenta-Gold copy

Coral Yellow copy

Coral Yellow copy

Flow Art

Exploring organic shapes & symbolism to look for and find meaning in life, nature, and the art of being human. 

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Coral Copy

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About this  Work

​From the depths of the ocean, to the outer reaches of space, to the complex inner workings of our brains and bodies: certain geometric and organic shapes repeat across life.  There is symmetry to it all. 

In addition to nature's elegant simplicity, life creates infinite variations across a pattern of vast complexity. The result comprises a highly organized chaos and, in this paradox, I believe there is a wealth of wisdom to contemplate. 

I aim to express a piece of that in each work of art I create.  I think of each image as a kind of conceptual meditation that offers a lens of contemplation to the viewer that is (hopefully) enriching, thought provoking, and beautiful.

My process for this art is my therapy.  ​​

I start by pouring layers of liquid paint onto the canvas and working with viscous dynamics to expose colors and create a base-layer composition. Then, I explore the shapes that nature helped me to create, painting free-hand layers on top that are thought-provoking and beautiful. Lastly, I let my inner graphic artist go wild, digitally creating product and color variants that can be stacked and tiled to make unique pop-art arrangements, clothing, gifts, prints, t-shirt graphics and more.

Each step brings me into a meditative flow.  It is my hope that the resulting work evokes positive emotional energies and meditative thoughts that can embellish the life journey of its viewers.

"Meditations"

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"Rise"

Acrylic on Canvas, Digitized

Like Water

"Like Water"

Acrylic on Canvas, Digitized

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"Sojourner Snail"

Acrylic on Canvas, Digitized

Virtual Exhibit

They say it takes 10,000 hours of work to master a skill.  The art in this collection of digital work was made whilst I was working on my 10,000 hours.  Each piece possesses its own, intrinsic narrative as a visual study of something I experienced.  Collectively, they tell a part of my personal story during the years between 2007 - 2014.  Which is why I affectionately call this digital art collection my: "7 Years of Bad Luck."

The virtual exhibit is in development now, but you can still browse and buy prints of my digital work in this collection.  

Digital Art

Layers of vividly colored digital photos and images blended together into flowing compositions that tell a story.

2-ONE NATION

2-ONE NATION

Carnivale

Carnivale

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Voice-Sculptural-Mask

6-Perpetual Groove

6-Perpetual Groove

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Silohuetted

Silohuetted

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3-Heart

Poetic Symmetry

Poetic Symmetry

Miracle Red-Gold copy

Miracle Red-Gold copy

Coral Copy

Coral Copy

Miracle Bright copy

Miracle Bright copy

Coral Blue-red copy

Coral Blue-red copy

Miracle Aqua-violet 2 copy

Miracle Aqua-violet 2 copy

Coral Magenta-Gold copy

Coral Magenta-Gold copy

Miracle Turquoise-Magenta copy

Miracle Turquoise-Magenta copy

Coral Violet-Green copy

Coral Violet-Green copy

Coral Yellow copy

Coral Yellow copy