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Made in St. Louis: Landscapes are a window to Belleville artists mind.
FYI - view once, then hit pay walls; read it or grab a copy this Christmas 12.25.22!
February 25, 2022 - Join me if you can📗📚📘
10 Minute Reading
Book Signing - limited quantity, but I will gladly take payment up front and ship a signed copy to your home (21 day waiting period).
Enjoy the finest locally roasted coffee in St. Louis: Blueprint Coffee and the finest locally baked pastries: DeLish Emporium
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UPDATE: Thank you for coming out and packing both rooms. I had a fantastic signing and will post the live reading on my Tiktok,Youtube channels, and in the video section of this website. #love #author #levilancaster #levisloft #tiktok #youtube #art
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I'm excited to announce my art piece (Jelly Cove Great Barrier Reef Bioluminescence Neon Seascape) has finally been published [2.10.22] in Artistonish Contemporary Art Magazine November 2021 issue. You can see the online version page 60 here:
Artistonish Contemporary Art Magazine November 2021
Please note: this piece is currently on hold and not available for purchase.
I joined Tiktok right at the end of 2021; I've been blessed by many beautiful individuals on that platform.
As of this posting; my following is at 10.9K and I'm so thankful to have the opportunity.
It is my wish to continue growing and spreading inspirational information in a raw meaningful fashion.
Levi Lancaster, Born in the United States of America. At the age of 28, my mother was diagnosed with Chronic Paranoid Schizophrenia. At that point, I was 13 years old, dealing with my mother's mental condition, and my sexuality as a gay male adolescent. Seven years with extended psychiatric stays, a plethora of medical visits, enormous amounts of medications, and a hollow feeling that no one wishes to experience came to pass but I knew there was no cure for this condition, so I've fought it with love and will continue to do so in my daily life, expressing myself via my art. In reality, the emotional suffering we were experiencing had a profound impact on us and transformed both worlds throughout a single night, leaving long-lasting, colorful ripples. It took some time getting to where we are now, which is "not calm and certainly not carefree, but a better place overall; always looking over my shoulder."
I finished school two years ahead of schedule to care for my ailing mother. I worked my way up to a mid-level executive position (with a restaurant chain), where I began my 25-year career in leadership roles in numerous industries. I frequently marvel at how I completed all of the above while simultaneously graduating with a 4.0 GPA from my Hospitality Management program. I suppose you get it done when you live with these concerns at such a young and impressionable age and then discover you're on your own. That was, at the very least, my decision. Because they were all coping with and attempting to comprehend the workings of this dreadful sickness, I had no family help or proper support. Years later, I went to school and graduated with the same GPA in Interior Design. Even when confronted with adversity, it's difficult to envision what a person is genuinely capable of doing.
Due to the strains of caring for my single (mentally disabled) mother daily, household necessities, accepting my sexuality, and work-related anxieties, I ended up in the hospital myself. My first experience with caretaker burnout occurred at a critical point in my life. My paintings incorporate both controllable and uncontrollable abstraction processes, which is precisely what this sickness has taught me. While creating artwork and putting one's thoughts on paper is a planned and organized procedure, not everyone needs to be an artist to benefit from art therapy. Paints, brushwork, palm paint, wild erratic strokes, paint explosions, or quiet, calm imagery can all aid the recovery process. Art helps you grow as a person on many levels, and it keeps you grounded and in touch with your inner self in a crazy world.
Art has evolved into a sort of meditation that teaches patience. Whether we enter the art world or allow art to join ours, it is up to us.
"Art is too vital not to share," says pop artist Romero Britto. Presenting your work to new and seasoned audiences has always been - and will always be - a crucial component of being an artist, whether you're displaying your work on the walls of a gallery or sharing your oeuvre online. My website with art www.levisloft.com
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I would love to see you come out and support small businesses; grab a piece of art and possibly a bite to eat.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2021 AT 9 AM – 5 PM
Winter Wonderland Craft Fair
8303 Concordia Church Rd, Belleville, IL 62223-6948, United States
Interview with Levi Lancaster by Dr. Caudle
Dr. Melissa Caudle is an American author best known for The Keystroke Killer saga. The first in the series, The Keystroke Killer: Transcendence Part I was published on Halloween 2018 to rave reviews. Her next two novels include Never Stop Running and A.D.A.M. She has also published six adult coloring books Abstract Faces Vols. 1-6 and numerous books for screenwriters and reality show producers. Having first been a screenwriter, she turned her love into writing novels and is currently writing The Keystroke Killer: Reborn Part II.
See my interview on her site reaching over 1 Million Subscribers here