God spoke, “Swarm, Ocean, with fish and all sea life… It was evening, it was morning, day five.”
Born and raised in San Diego, California, the love for the sea and art has been a part of my life as far back as I can remember. From a very early age, I began pencil drawings at my grandmothers kitchen table. The love to create was birthed in that special space. After attending college on an art scholarship, I worked with a large publishing company in Charlotte, NC. Shortly after getting married, I took my first leap of faith in 2000 to start 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 I was very successful according to the worlds standards. Yet, something was missing. At the age of 44, Heather encouraged me to accept an invitation to serve on missions in Guatemala. It was in a small cinderblock home with dirt floors my heart posture turned back towards my first love -- God. I knew at that moment only Jesus could satisfy the longings of my soul.
Day Five Art slowly birthed during that time of brokenness, seeking understanding and truth, deep trust, praying and creating works of vibrant sea life in the quiet presence of the one who created me.
In 2015, we left our lucrative careers, sold nearly everything we owned and made a risky (big faith) move to open Day Five Art Gallery. Almost eight years later, we have survived Hurricane Florence displacing us for seven months, two years of COVID and now an economic recession. Heather will often times say, "It's not our business or we wouldn't be here today. This is God's business, and he will sustain and provide for us as long as He desires. Until otherwise notified, we will gladly steward Day Five Art and share the stories of a great fisherman."
Adopted from the first of the avant-garde movements in France, I choose to paint in fauvism style. The Fauve painters, also called the WILD BEAST, were the first to break with Impressionism as well as with older, traditional methods of perception. Their spontaneous, often subjective response to nature was expressed in bold, undisguised brushstrokes and high-keyed, vibrant colors directly from the tube.
Influenced by sea life, nature, new color combinations and more importantly my personal time with God, all of these elements are in each piece.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.