R.A. Buys’ current concentration is on more commercially/public friendly paintings and drawings he calls “Midnight Therapy”, which is what he shows regularly throughout the year.
Years ago, he moved into his current house and he had no connection to internet, smart phone, or cable. He started drawing these stream of conscience faces in the late hours of the night, that have evolved over the years and continue to change. While a few of them are actual portraits of existing people, most
He loves to work with mixed media and found objects and is taking advantage of school to learn the basics of a variety of different mediums.
Currently he mainly chooses marking pens, paint pens, and oil paint where he has been working on a series of abstract and representational portraits, he calls his Midnight Therapy Series. Overall, through painting, photography, performance art, video documentation and mixed media he is trying to show his own particular view of the world.
On the side, he is learning from fellow artist Steve Redman, the process of art restoration and also volunteers’ his time with Regeneration Indy, an independent program that teaches art to youth.
He earned his Associate Degree of General Fine Art at Ivy Tech Community College. Currently he is between semesters pursuing a Fine Art Degree in Sculpture at Herron School of Art and Design (IUPUI).