Throughout our lives, in the backdrop of our minds, random thoughts come and go. As the day progresses, our minds wander. Images of vacations, memories from childhood, a friendly smile that greets us on the street. We can become lured into daydreams of our past and present. A form of reality that arouses our spirit. Sometimes we aren’t even aware that these thoughts are taking place, but their effect on our lives may be much greater than we realize. These expressions of thought have become the focal point for Chicago artist Adonte Clark.

Being the first one in his family to attend college, he succeeded in every traditional goal he focused on. After college Adonte landed a job in finance, making his family and himself very proud. But, as the years went on, a void inside him began to grow, knowing there was more he could offer to the world.

“I felt like I wasn’t expressing exactly who I was. There is so much more to me than the salary and title I had received. I thought about how I could tell my story and I decided to pick up a paint brush to do it. “

After work one day he decided to grab some art supplies. With a feeling of excitement, he started by merely imitating print work he had in his apartment. But, it didn’t matter, he loved every minute of it. He revisited the art store later on in the week, obtaining a large canvas on which to paint. Gradually he began to find his signature style.


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