About Me

MY STORY

Howdy gunslinger.

Let me give it to ya, cut n’ dry:

I never painted as a kid. I never went to art school. I never pictured myself doing it at all…

I was a failed abortion. I grew up in dysfunctional family. I was the oldest of five and the only boy. I played a lot of video games to escape trauma.

I’ve never been good at holdin’ down jobs, because I felt like my time was being wasted. I did digital marketing for ten years and I’ve written a few books. I’ve started a half dozen businesses that never took off. I’m happily married and have 7 kids.

And I seriously only painted like once in my life. A project for art class. A lighthouse near the coast.

It was terrible. I hated it. I never seriously painted again in my life.

How I got into painting, I don’t really know…

Actually I do.

See, in March of 2017 (not too long ago) I was watching a video from H3H3Productions about “How to Make Modern Art.” The video was satirical about how simple things become hailed as modern classics and that it all stemmed from the work of Jackson Pollock (which might be true, but I’m not 100% sure).

The video, as funny as it was, actually piqued my curiosity. I’m not one for structure, and drawing figures has never been my strong point, and so after seeing Pollock’s work, I set out make one of my own.

The results? Well. Nothing like it.

My first painting was Duality and it looked like this:

While it’s not bad, it was far from “good.” But after finishing it, I felt proud of it. I hung it up, and showed family and friends. They liked it too. And I was hooked.

Flash forward, and I’ve made dozens more since, each one refining my style a little more. It’s kind of a “chaos meets control” style AKA the Schwabe Method.

My paintings are extension of my philosophy of life itself:

Attempting to add structure to an otherwise chaotic, ever evolving world. Every day starts out similar, but ends differently.

So does every painting.

If you like what you see, be sure to follow me on social media, check out my original works, and if you need anything, let me know.

Have an amazing day.

Coty Schwabe

PS. If you find a piece that you like, but need different sizes, colors, etc, contact me today! I’ll make you the custom piece in less than a week, and if you don’t like it, you don’t buy it! It’s a win-win!

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