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Wesley Ayers
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I’m a 28 year old artist with a decade of painting under my belt, and other creative interests along the way. After graduating high school in 2007, I continued to pursue art on my own as I was navigating my way through hopes and heartaches. I wrestled with life through painting and it became the trustworthy friend to confide in. Over the years, I’ve learned that the more successful pieces of mine are the honest pieces. The ones painted by a broken man to a broken audience. No one can connect to a machine or an illusion of a person. Creativity takes courage, and I hope it can be said that I had courage here.

When I'm not painting, I work full time as a graphic designer and a live sound tech mixing 12 hours a week. I'm inspired by real life, the heights of joy, and depths of despair. And I try to escape to the mountains as often as I can...as fast as I can.
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Greetings fam, 

I wanted to update ya'll on one of the biggest life decisions I can make. I am legally changing my last name. I am nervous, insecure, but also confident that I must. Please check out my latest piece, "Sever Us" for an in depth explanation as well as my emotions on a canvas about this whole thing. 

Sever Us by wesleyayers

I am proud to re- introduce myself to the world as,
Wesley Ayers 
  • Playing: Myles O\'Mainnian

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Apr 22, 2017
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Greetings fam, 

I wanted to update ya'll on one of the biggest life decisions I can make. I am legally changing my last name. I am nervous, insecure, but also confident that I must. Please check out my latest piece, "Sever Us" for an in depth explanation as well as my emotions on a canvas about this whole thing. 

Sever Us by wesleyayers

I am proud to re- introduce myself to the world as,
Wesley Ayers 
  • Playing: Myles O\'Mainnian
Sever Us
I am about to do something that the majority of you won't understand. If you've been in my shoes, then you know the way your clothes don't fit the season. There's that shadow that is cast over the length of your lifetime. You can’t quite grow free from its shame. 

When I look at my signature on my greatest works of art, my name reminds me of a story. It’s the story that dad wrote into my body with anger, hits, kicks, pepper & tape. Not much love. Not much care. As a boy, he even asked me to ask him if he did. He said no. As a man, my highest dreams and accomplishments are tainted by his name clinging onto mine. His fingerprints are left all over my life, though he’s been out of it for half of it. But the story gets better.

I’ve tended the wounds in my twenties. Wrestled with God till I was tired, giving into His affections. I have learned forgiveness. I have grieved the losses. I have peace, and a wealth of faith. My name is something I must be delivered from as much as the abuse and loss itself.

I've put over two years of thought into the idea of legally changing my last name. It's one of the more significant decisions I can make. I did not want to hasten it. As I’ve weighed the balance of the past against the future, one thing is clear. I am my own man. I choose a different legacy for my future wife and kids. I am not passing on the symbol of my greatest wound onto my greatest privilege. 

With great joy on my 28th birthday, I am proud to re-introduce myself to the world,

Wesley Dale Ayers 
04.19.2017
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Anchored
I recently had the great pleasure to design the album cover for the newest release from Marshall Kirkman, "Anchored".

I thought a lot about what the word anchored meant. For some, it meant more like a cage, or a prison. Some people don't want to be held back or tied down. For others, they found an anchor in their family. Either from their own bloodline, or by marriage. I feel like a perpetual drifter, without a compass, and quite aware of the longing for an anchor. The search for one is my drive to keep on sailing. It's kind of a hunger, and if I'm honest, I'm starving for it. Here it is, this is the cover image. The album is released mid October. 
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SueMArt Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late reply. Many thanks for faving Wesley, appreciated Heart 
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Emberblue Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for watching. I'm flattered that you like my work, especially considering you are such an accomplished artist. :aww:  Many blessings in Jesus! :love:
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Emberblue Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Happy (belated) birthday! :love:
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SootheNoo1959 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for faving...  'Sanctuary' by SootheNoo1959   I really appreciate your support! :happybounce:  Hug
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Giuko Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Thank you very very much for the fav!!!La la la la 
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, thanks a lot for stopping by! :wave:
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Patrucca Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Student General Artist
Welcome to the world Mr. Wesley D. Ayers. Grace and peace be upon you! :)

-P.A.
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
Happy Birthday!Birthday cake  icon 
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RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! ^ ^
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Happy Birthday!
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