The Influence of Music In Art

By Nick Davis

The Influence of Music in Art

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In the past, I have often been asked how I begin my process or what my inspiration is. I always have the same answer.

I start with music.

Listening to certain genres and allowing the music to flow has allowed me to really enjoy the creative process, while I listen to Jazz, Rap and R&B from artists old and new.

With each song I may think of a different color palette, texture or pattern. Many times I have started with one idea and my final result is completely different, simply because I changed the song I was listening to.
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Music is art and when you compound one with the other there is an added level of inspiration and what you are creating tends to flourish.

The definition of music includes “expression of emotion” – and that is a great part of what I want to portray in my art. At times you will see a man crying or subtle expressions on the people I create. These expressions are reflections of feelings that are shown in all of us.

In my art I attempt to show my true self while listening to people express themselves through different elements of music.

Alongside creating art, listening to art is just as important.
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