Conspiracy Era: Meet Deseray Flores
“My strongest motivation is my son, he makes me want to work harder than anything.”
Making her first appearance on the IAHHM platform is an extremely talented artist from my hometown of Fayetteville, NC. by the name of Deseray Flores. Originally wanting to pursue a degree in Culinary, Deseray quickly realized that her heart didn’t belong to that field and began pursuing her art movement. “Honestly, when I have art events.. the people there are what make what I do amazing. I have met so many amazing people with stories that relate to my work. and also just amazing people that have a great source of energy radiating off them. the vibes are unreal.” A natural born artist, this determined, hardworking freelancer has been to quite a few art events but wants to eventually do custom work for celebrities, as well as being the center of attention at events such as Complexcon, Art Basel, and NYFW. As far as painting goes, Flores keeps it simple by using acrylic mainly, but focuses heavily on the execution aspect.
“It’s so important to stay on your toes and always promote yourself and think of things to move ahead. there’s no limit to anything you do! and always post new content for people to stay interested in you. and show your face at events and interact positively with people.” Currently Deseray is working on new portraits, focusing on enhancing her color blending skills and detail while still doing pop up shops and radio interviews. I would definitely recommend that she starts designing album covers for musicians if she hasn’t already. Fayetteville is a melting pot full of talent waiting to be seen by the world. Take a look at these beautiful portraits from Deseray and be sure to visit her IG page for more. Check out our full Q&A below! Leave comments. Enjoy. .
Where are you from ?
Texas Born, Fayetteville raised.
-When and how did you get into art?
Ever since i can remember actually. I just always remember loving to draw and having creative control.
-What is your motivation?
My strongest motivation is my son. makes me wanna work harder than anything to always make sure he’s good.
-Has there been any time in your journey where you felt like pursuing something else instead of art?
I use to want to pursue culinary school, but while I was doing that.. I found that it wasn’t where my heart was. so I just continued with my art movement.
-Tell me some of your biggest and/or most enjoyable moments so far? Honestly, when I have art events.. the people there are what make what i do amazing. I have met so many amazing people with stories that relate to my work. and also just amazing people that have a great source of energy radiating off them. the vibes are unreal.
-What equipment and software do you use?
Really just acrylic on canvas. as far as painting.
-Name 3 things that make you unique as an artist
1.My execution, I feel it’s so important to stay on your toes and always promote yourself and think of things to move ahead. there’s no limit to anything you do! and always post new content for people to stay interested in you. and show your face at events and interact positively with people.
2.The fact that I take my canvas work and digitize it and put it on clothing for my clothing brand. it’s not too often artist do that.
3. Throwing countless events revolving around art. and doing pop-up shops and radio interviews. I do everything alone, so it can be hard at times but I always make sure people hear my name everywhere I go. it’s important to leave your mark.
-Where do you see yourself going with this? What are your big plans?
I see myself doing custom work for people that are household names. and also being a big deal and public figure when going to large events like Art Basel, Complexcon, NYFW, and etc.
-Any projects in the works?
Working on more portraits. Trying to freshen up my color blending skills and detail.
-What are your rates for features?
My portraits usually start around 100$. But it all depends on what kind of painting you want and how big or small. so it all depends on the work.
-Whats the best way to get in contact with you if we need work done?
By email: Deserayrflores@gmail.com