Joel Wright Art

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Surreal Oil Painter, Large Abstract Wall Art, Watercolor Tattoo Artist

Watercolor tattooing ties into my love for more traditional artistic expression like surreal oil painting and abstract art. For me there is one stream of creativity for all mediums.

I don’t just copy photos but I attempt to create tattoos that are no different that artwork on canvas. That is what I enjoy most about working as a watercolor tattoo artist.

Surreal oil paintings of expressive portraits and dreamlike, ethereal energy is what my most sought after paintings contain. I feel most at home in the realization that reality has an illusory quality to it.

I like to source old masters oil painting techniques for my surreal oil paintings. The heavy contrast and subtle, muted colors with some featured highs of bright light or vivid color invokes the most emotion.

Joel Wright Art is Abstract Fusion

Abstract wall art is undeniably tied to my surreal oil paintings that also contain abstraction. The fusion of the two styles is most true. When I paint large original abstract wall art I am unchained from objective form and meaning takes on an undefined state.

I bring this abstraction to my tattoo work as a person that works as a watercolor tattoo artist. I don’t consider a watercolor tattoo artist as limited in any way. Surreal tattoos, galaxy tattoos, realistic and 3d tattoos are also my loves.

Original artwork and prints added to the online shop.

I’m pleased to let you know that anyone has access to the online shop. You can order securely through the shop with multiple payment options. I personally ship each painting internationally and guarantee your satisfaction.

Click here for Joel Wright Art Shop

At this time I am a self represented artist. I not only create the artwork but I also build relationships with my clients. Buying artwork is an indulgence and splurging for your self. Each piece of artwork will bring you into a different inner state of being. My intention is to place all of my artwork into the spaces of people like you.

Joel Wright Art Shop
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Work in progress, finished work, videos posts and meditations

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Step 1: Scheduling

The creative process is very simple and enjoyable. The first step is scheduling time for your first session that we are both available. You are traveling here. We can plan a time as soon as both of our schedules will allow. This is the most important step in the process. We may communicate about your design before the appointment but I don’t begin designing until right before the appointment.  

Step 2: Designing

As it gets closer to your appointment the fun begins. This is where we will start to design your tattoo. I will request a picture of where the tattoo is going so that I can design it photoshop. This will show you an estimation of how large your tattoo will be. You will also be able to give feedback, request changes, and collaborate with me during the creative process. In some cases, I will paint watercolor artwork for your tattoo design and you keep the artwork.

Step 3: Travel and Tattooing

We have a good idea of what we are tattooing and you have approved it. In some cases we need to do a little in person changes and last minute additions and that is OK. Now you are traveling here for the tattoo. I will help you find a good Air bnb or lodging for your stay in our little town of Texarkana. We also have a list of the best restaurants in our area.

Joel Wright 2018
Joel Wright2018 in Studio

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