San Francisco based artist Joe Hengst presents his idea of the future world in imaginative, acrylic landscape paintings. At the core of his work is his belief in man’s increasing separation from the natural world. Since the beginning of our time, nature has supplied us with the things we need most for survival, such as food, water, clothing, and shelter. With the introduction of modern day society came a change in how we supply our every day needs. Hengst represents our withdrawal from nature by painting ethereal pieces that experiments with abstraction.

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My final projects from ANI 113A! Our in class project was a Dutch-inspired still life, and we worked on it for several weeks (mine was Over the Garden Wall themed~). And for our homework final, we did sixteen color comps of a still life setup of our own choosing. I learned a ton about painting in this class! It was a LOT of work, but very rewarding in the end :)

Commissioned work, Acrylic on Canvas, 2015

From Chiara Bautista’s sketch (as requested by the client), I rendered the work with color and background.

I never do anime (except for my big-eyed girls - if you count that as anime) so I was so happy when I was told that I succeeded at doing this, yay!!

More of my works on my website DELLADELEOS.COM