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

Hi Bryce, what do you attribute your success to?
I would say that the most important factor behind success would be my willingness to accept a challenge. The many times I decided to step out of my comfort zone and do things i wasn’t used to doing involving my creativity, were the times i learned the most. For example, taking on projects that might’ve been scary or intimidating, or even something as small as trying out a new material. These types of things allowed me to grow and become a better artist.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think the best thing about art is the many ways one can approach it. My style in particular is more rooted in realism. While i do do pay close attention to things like color composition and details, i also rely on storytelling as well. I think the combination of these elements really give me my style. This whole process of finding my style and doing projects such as album covers for artist’s such as Wale and Bari, and even murals around my home town have helped teach me the professional side of the creative industry as well as bring me out of my shell. It was definitely not an easy road, there were lots of times when i questioned my own abilities. Trusting God and staying true to who i am were among the many ways i kept myself focused and determined through those rough times.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would say one of my favorite spots here in Roanoke Virginia would be Macado’s and Awful Arthurs. Both places to get good food and good drinks on a night out or as a celebration of some sort. I would definitely have to take him to our “claim to fame”, the Mill Mountain Star. Roanoke isn’t the biggest city or the most active, but we do have some interesting spots to hang out and have a good time with friends.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I wouldn’t be where i am today without the support of my family. Each member of my family not only have their own spectacular talents, but we all push and motivate each other to be the best versions of ourselves on a daily basis. Another person i would like to shoutout would be my mentor Fletcher Nichols. He was able to see the potential in me and push me to become the artist i feel i am today. Without the grace of God and the support of my family, friends and mentors, I most definitely would not be where I am today.

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