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.
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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