God spoke, “Swarm, Ocean, with fish and all sea life… It was evening, it was morning, day five.” Genesis 1:20
Born and raised in San Diego, California, the love for the sea and art has been a part of my life since as far back as I can remember. From a very early age, I began pencil drawings and my love to create began. After attending college on an art scholarship, I went on to work with a large publishing company in Charlotte, NC. Shortly after getting married, I took my first leap of faith in 2000 and started my own business, Glenn Lamp Studio, providing commission art to the area's designers, business owners, and high-end custom home market. Eleven years flew by and something was missing. It was during my first missions trip to Guatemala at the age of 44 that my heart posture turned back towards my first love -- God. Without Him, I now realize that nothing is whole. Day Five Art was slowly birthed during this time of broken, seeking, deep trust, praying and painting in the quiet presence of our maker.
In 2015, we sold nearly everything and together with my bride, we made a big faith move to open Day Five Art Gallery. Today, I am a full-time artist in Emerald Isle, NC painting sealife using bright and vibrant colors. It's not about the fish, it's about the story of a great fisherman, Jesus. My work is a vehicle that ushers me into a conversation allowing me to share the good news. When I am painting, I believe the work of my own hands is an admiration of the Creator and the work He completed on the fifth day during creation. With whatever gift God has entrusted to us, we should do that with all of our heart!
I choose to paint in a fauvism style. Influenced by sea life, nature, new color combinations and more importantly my personal time with God, all of these elements are in each piece.