Bryant Small is an alcohol ink artist who lives in Jersey City, NJ, and balances a social marketing and media career in New York City. In his art, he loves to toe the line of free abstraction with vibrant color blending and pushing limits beyond pretty. His alcohol ink pieces are free flowing and unpredictable and levitate from the page. Bryant says about his art that “It’s not just about making beautiful pictures, it’s about creating
a connection, giving people a visual that sticks with them…I want them to feel something…happiness, discomfort, sadness…a reminder of something special”.
For Bryant, it all started as a fun activity – “Let’s sit down and paint”. And with that short sentence, a reawakening and resurfacing of his love and passion for art emerged. After years of watching his mother, a fellow artist, Diane Small-English, flourish and grow in the Washington DC art community, Bryant jumped into the artistic abyss, constantly seeking new and interesting ways to develop his craft and master alcohol ink painting.
“Because alcohol ink is unpredictable, I’m not able to start with a predetermined concept, I’m inspired by a color palette or a mood, and, from there, the art and energy just flow”.
Bryant has exhibited his work in several collective and individual shows throughout the United States and some of his pieces are now part of private collections around the globe. Bryant is constantly creating and being inspired, and is sharing his work daily on his Instagram: @BFLY777.