graduated B.A.Cum Laude in Art and headed into the job market, fell into the computer
field, and eventually received my multimedia and business certification, contracting
and working for companies doing graphic design. I worked on the technical end,
doing drawings for a gas saving device for an auto company. There was not much
imagination or creativity in the final product (I've drawn a lot of carburators
in my day), but honestly loved every minute of it.
years of supporting myself in the computer industry, my "art" was limited
only to the 'computer' canvas. Over the years, I found little time left for other
mediums, but when
I did, the subject matter would always be the human face and prefer portraiture
in oil. A face is more alive to me than a landscape. I guess I just never did
like green paint and leaves.
of an early influence would have to be Jean-August-Dominique
Ingres and John
Singer Sargent Today, my appreciation leans more towards Degas,
Frieseke, and Tissot - nothing like my style of art.
writer friend of mine says "when I hear the little voices, I have to write!"
It is the same for me and that blank canvas....I have said many times that being
artistic is both a blessing and a curse....because an artist NEEDS to create.
It is frustrating at times, but the creativity has to come out.
art is for me....?it is just my interpretation of what I am seeing, feeling, and
the inner peace in just "doing it."
I'm always surprising myself with the final outcome.
is ART? Consider......|
- Does art spark a dialogue? Is it a conversation
- Is it a memory of a place? A person?
- Is it a reproduction of
a photograph - detailed down to the last leaf on that tree?
- Is it just color
on your wall -- something to hang over your couch?
- Is it something unusual
to look at?
- Is the artwork beautiful? Intricate? Skillfully executed?
Is it loose in expression -- evoke a childlike execution (beauty in itself)?
- Does the art leave an impression?
- Does it create emotion in you, the viewer?
Is it just the intrinsic result of artistic expression left to be *out there*?
all have our own tastes as to what we want to look at visually.
- art is whatever YOU like. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
are the painters, for they shall never be lonely.
artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
I'm an artist. And you know what that means in a court of law. Next worst to an
actress. (Joyce Cary)
artists didn't have a "screw loose" we wouldn't be artists! (Jane
artist himself is often surprised at the finished work of art. He cannot tell
'how it happened', nor could he repeat the feat at someone's bidding.
(John F. Carlson)
artist is a creature driven by demons he usually doesn't know why they
chose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.
retire they can't otherwise they're not artists.
artist's job is to surprise himself. Use all means possible. (Robert
artist must be ecstatic about something. (Ted Shawn)
an artist? For every thousand people there's nine hundred doing the work, ninety
doing well, nine doing good, and one lucky bastard who's the artist.
didn't discover I was an artist until I was 17... It was very hard to be an artist
and a child... it was like having sand up your butt when you go to the beach.