Audwin “Audie” Stansbury wants to be a famous artist. Everything about art interests him, and he wants to produce his own books, paintings, sculptures, and digital work. He is anxious to learn how. Yet Stansbury is aware of the hard work involved in attaining this goal. His drawings show the makings of an excellent portraitist. They combine delicacy with vigor, and swing from representation to abstraction very quickly. He uses color and form experimentally, and is willing to try any technique. But he wants to get better, and knows that the studio is where he needs to be.
One would never assume that such a polite, soft-spoken, and gentle man would harbor ambitions of fame. But he does, as do most artists, whether publically admitted or not. Stansbury’s goals and history are often carefully written onto business cards and bundled with rubber bands. He can then humbly present them when asked banal questions like “What are your influences?” or “What do you like about making art?” and answer with a smile and a few tender words of explanation. It is from these as well, that we learn that Stansbury was born in Texas in 1953.
Stansbury created art at Creativity Explored from 2009 through 2011.