ARTIST STATEMENT

My name is Layce Boswell, and I graduated from Florida State University with a BA in Studio Art. My current process uses visual storytelling as an illustrative exploration of varied media and techniques including watercolor, pen and ink, gouache, and digital media. Using vivacious hues to express characters and their environment, I draw inspiration from a myriad of influences such as religion, fairy tales, mythology, film, literature, animation, comics, illustration, and fine art. I include personal themes in my work, such as feminism, anxiety, peace, and hope, and bring them into a contemporary form of art with whimsy, humor, and fantasy.

On July 8th, 2016, I moved to Japan where I have been gathering inspiration for my first comic series, Strawberry Samurai.  Shoujo manga, which are Japanese comics aimed at girls and women, influenced me as a young artist, and as I grew older, I realized that mainstream American comics are not created with me, a woman, as the target demographic. Not to say that women can't enjoy these comics, but thankfully, we are seeing a gradual shift for more inclusiveness in mainstream comics. I want to contribute to this change by creating comics for women and young girls. My new comic, Strawberry Samurai, is in the early stages of production, and if interested, please check it out on the Strawberry Samurai page of this website. 

Thank you for visiting, 

Layce Boswell

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS 

An Excessive Abundance of Curls                    Illustrator                                               2014-2015

An Infinitesimal Abundance of Color             Illustrator                                               2012-2013

Wine and Canvas Jax                                          Instructor                                               2013-2014

Jacksonville's Art Walk                                      Artist                                                        2013-2014

PERSONAL PHOTOS


Jax Beach Art Walk, June 2014

Jax Beach Art Walk, June 2014

Jax Beach Art Walk, June 2014

Jax Beach Art Walk, June 2014

Jax Beach Art Walk, June 2014

Jax Beach Art Walk, June 2014

Jacksonville's Downtown Art Walk, June 2014

Jacksonville's Downtown Art Walk, June 2014