We had the good fortune of connecting with Tysen Knight and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tysen, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
Besides cultivating my talents, I would say the most important decision I’ve made to contribute to my success as an artist is the act of Inspiring and Giving without looking for anything in return. This choice gave me a clear and direct purpose on how I could impact the world thru my art and successes. It’s about more than being a talented artist and making millions of dollars, what’s more important is to share your blessings with others and uplift your community, that is the greatest wealth I can produce in this lifetime. #BeINSPIRED!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I Describe my style of art as: ”Tysen Knight is rooted in art culture. Merging urban, pop and street art influences into the present, creating masterpieces that are timeless.” My Art is very unique, because of the way I creatively approach my projects. I always create from what inspires me and then let the rest flow. I truly believe that a masterpiece materializes when your focus is so intense that you lose track of space and time in the process of painting. Thats when the real magic happens on canvas! I’m most proud of my public artworks, exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum and my art mentoring programs with the youth in my community. Hard work, consistency and perfecting my craft daily is where I was able to start my journey as an artist .These are the tools and lessons that turned me into a professional artist. Nothing comes easy you must have a burning desire to achieve your goals. On my path to success Ive been rejected plenty of times, but I didn’t let that discourage me, a setback is only setup for a bigger purpose in my life and career. I have always maintained a positive attitude and approach to my creativity. I want to leave a lasting legacy of artwork and inspiration for generations to come! #BeINSPIRED!

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?
We would eat at Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge, one of the most beautiful places to visit here in Palm Springs. It has a delicious food, drinks and incredible staff. We would visit the Palm Springs Art Museum to see the latest exhibits, as they always have amazing art on display by some the top artist in the world. We have the best pools at some of the trendiest hotels in the City of Palms Springs such as Rivera, Saguaro and ARRIVE. We can also pick up a Palm Springs Travel Guide and see what activities look interesting and fun. It always something to explore in the city.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs Public Arts Commission, Palm Springs Unified School District and AmDocs Film Festival played an essential role in my success as an artist & mentor. I’m honored by the support from these amazing individuals and professionals!

Website: TysenKnight.com
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Image Credits
Tysen Knight Productions