Charles Grant Davis

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“I live to create. The wheels of my brain are always producing new ideas. I look to the world for inspiration and hunger for knowledge. Everything I do is dedicated to creating art. Life is a work of art and every choice I do has a meaning, from eating and dressing to watching tv. It is all research for my work. I enrich my life with the gift of creation and I want the whole world to know the joy I feel creating my art.”


Charles Grant Davis is a digital artist and a paper doll designer. Grant was born in Ventura, CA in 1991. In his early years he was diagnosed with autism that brought him a different way of seeing the world: “I have autism but I am not autism. I love who I am. I can see clearly what others see as blurry. I am on the outside looking in on society and I have value”


 Grand found in art the tool to share with the world his way of seeing and living things. “I have been an artist since I was a small child. There have been many challenges along the way. No matter what happened I would always have my spirit and creativity to see me through the good and bad. Now I am embracing me and all that I can be and will show the world what I'm made of. Out of pure will and passion I have birthed a new world of beauty and wonder in the form of my art pieces. I have learned to work with the best materials to create products which meet my high standards.”


Grant is a self taught artist and he is specializing in creating his digital art with Microsoft Paint. “People are still surprised when I tell them that my digital masterpieces are created on microsoft paint. It works for me and my style and I have mastered it to my full advantage.” 

Microsoft Paint is a simple raster graphics editor that has been included with all versions of Microsoft Windows. People usually think of it as childish and for amateurs, but Grant is able to create art pieces that speaks deeply in the soul. Furthermore Grant builds a storytelling that goes from the medieval times until nowadays, based on his personal research and passion from ancient times.


Grant also wants to talk about his disability as an add value to his community and his collectors. His art and his lifestyle brings to the world new ways of confronting oneself, exiting the comfort zone and embracing people that normally would be hidden because of their diversity.


Grant is living and working from his studio in Ojai, California.

 
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Me & Microsoft Paint

by Charles Grant Davis

As a passionate and detail-oriented industry professional, I enjoy approaching complex projects with a holistic approach. A large part of my suMe and Microsoft Paint
By Grant Davis

The program Microsoft paint has a special place in my heart. I discovered it as a child in the 1990s, while playing on the family PC, I have been enchanted ever since. Whenever I could find a computer, I would create my drawings, whether at home or school.
In 2010 I began to switch from drawing with pencils and markers to making digital art with Microsoft paint. That was the beginning of a profile of a new style of art. My drawings become more stylized and inspired by the hieroglyphic art of ancient Egypt. Art developed a ritual quality expressing the spirit rather than the realism of the subject.
The history of the program is fascinating. The first version of Paint was introduced with the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0, in November 1985. Initially, the first name of MS Paint was PC Paintbrush. Later on, it was shortened to Paint or MS Paint as we know it now. It has been updated several times to resemble its current form.
MS Paint was a joke for a while. Paint and Digital art have had a hard time winning acceptance from the art community. Microsoft was about to kill off the program for good in 2017, but due to rising popularity and a petition signed by 3,341 persons who had fond childhood memories of this program, Microsfot Paint was saved.
Now in the 2020s, there are a variety of art apps that can create the effects of oil paint and create photorealism. Microsoft Paint is still my favorite and fits my aesthetic. It can do wonders; all it needs is my imagination. I have perfected it and refined digital art thanks to this little
program.
ccess while working with people stems from my ability to cultivate an intuitive understanding of their needs, and spearhead the project from there. Have a look at the work I’ve done in the past, and get in touch to learn more.