We had the good fortune of connecting with Dalvion Fields and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dalvion, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
As a man, I think it’s important to talk openly about healing and mental health as well as portraying it in my artwork. Growing up, mental health was not talked about in my communities and now, more than ever, I think it’s important to have those conversations and give others the space to feel and be sad- or gleeful! That’s what my heart shaped characters, ‘Frumpy’ and ‘Frownz’ represent. It always feels incredible when someone tells me my art has helped them open up or accept some part of themself!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
It’s been an interesting road, and truthfully, I’ve spoken to many artists, some way more popular than me. They all basically say that it’s a strange time to be an artist, due to the economic/sociopolitical state the country is in, it’s not easy being here for hardly anyone. Which makes it tricky to know what direction to go in as creatives. Haha Currently I’m exploring different creative platforms. I’ve gotten far by being open to challenge, opportunity and always trying to improve in some way! I hope my art shows people how beautiful the world and our hearts can be.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Morning yoga at Spotts Park or Discovery Green, then we’d get some breakfast at Sweet Escape (in humble but my favorite local tea house). Next, we’d go to Eado district and collaborate with artists over there, and visit Cidercade, then we’d end the night at voodoo queen daiquiri dive. That’s maybe what my ideal day would look like, though I’m usually a pretty busy guy haha. Houston’s most interesting places are humble, spring, eado, the heights and montrose.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Honestly, I’m blessed with pretty amazing friends and family who understand my need to do this, the fact that I’ve never felt more alive than when I’m creating. When times are rough, it’s really them that get me through it. My online supporters are amazing too. I want to give a special shout-out to my boyfriend Jonny, who’s always been my number one in this art thing. I really couldn’t do this without all the love and support.
Paris Fields Photographer Instagram: @wavyintellect