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Art & Life with Dale Voelker

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dale Voelker.

Dale, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Feeling trapped in the church as a young boy, I was always fascinated with the artwork. Specifically, “the Stations of the Cross” (the steps leading to Jesus being crucified). They were usually abstract in nature, sometimes wood carvings or stained glass – always revealing the psychology of the gruesome story. That was my introduction to art.

I was born and raised in Southern California. I hold a Bachelor’s of Arts in Design from Cal State University, Northridge and run my own Graphic Design business, focusing on entertainment, higher learning and non-profits. DigitaLava.com

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
A single word to describe my art would be “history.”

My intention with my art is to visualize the mind and the multiple layers upon layers of experiences that make up who we are, our history. I am interested in the struggle between consciousness and what lies underneath. That story is told with layers of vibrant color and elements of the street landscape.

I treat the raw canvas more as a sponge that absorbs the paint and allows me to build pieces with layers upon layers of washes, stains and marks using a variety of media including paint, ink, dirt, oil, paper and wax.

Any advice for aspiring or new artists?
Keep it moving, don’t stop, mistakes are good.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I do not have any shows scheduled at the moment, but updates are always listed on my social media.

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Image Credit:
Anne Bergman

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