“My hope is that people continue to keep their hearts and minds open and let the emotions pour out into something they love.”
Josh Chambers: Confessions of an Artist
Josh Chambers is a 31 year old writer, artist, and musician who lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two sons. Josh is fairly new to painting and writing as he took a break from art while he served 9 years in the Marine Corps. Upon leaving the military, Josh has rediscovered himself and is embracing his creativity and expressing his thoughts on paper, whether by words or by paint. He’s been playing guitar, drums, and singing since he was 14. He started painting in high school, as well, but didn’t get back into that and writing until the last few months.
Josh has been working with GonzoToday since they began, writing stories and painting illustrations. He is heavily motivated in his art and writing by politics, social issues, and music. His Gonzo style in painting and writing allows him to express himself without the constraints of “normal” media.
What experiences in life have triggered your ideas most frequently?
I draw influences from all over the map. I’m pretty politically aware and so politics and social issues tend to get me riled up and that energy has to go somewhere. Sometimes I’ll paint it, sometimes I’ll write it as a story or poem, or other times I’ll write a song. Sometimes I just sit down and paint whatever pops in my head though, too. I also do illustrations and so those have some kind of direction from how I visually interpret the story.