ARTIST STATEMENT

My name is Layce Boswell, and I graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors in Studio Art. Painting was my focus during my studies, and for my current process, visual storytelling is 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, sequential art, illustration, and fine art. I take universal themes, such as mortality or morality, and bring them into a contemporary form of art with whimsy and vibrancy.

On July 8th, 2016, I moved to Japan where I have been gathering inspiration for my first comic series, Strawberry Samurai. Truthfully, it was shoujo manga that first influenced me artistically, and now, after all of this time, I am finally at the source. Strawberry Samurai is in the early stages of production, and if interested, some sketches are available 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