Life of an Artist
Imagine heading into your art studio to create works of art. You are there every day, I mean every day, with coffee in hand - in the studio with your thoughts, ideas and plans - that spark of inspiration for the next great piece of art you hope to create. Paint brushes in the sink, straight rulers on the kitchen table, artwork lined up in the hallway, staged for the next art show. Holidays, weekends and down-time are meaningless, you are an artist and your life’s work is all that matters. You were born artist and it is your purpose...
My advice to those thinking of submitting to art festivals…go for it! It will be some of the most rewarding and interesting experiences you’ll have in your life. It will make you a better artist - you will understand why you are making art, how to talk about your artistic process and you will learn how to sell you art - all while getting valuable feedback from interested art lovers and art buyers!
It’s such a gamble to do these shows and there is NO guarantee you will sell anything. It’s a crazy lifestyle and only the professional traveling artists that do these shows know how hard it is. But there is something magical about creating an energized art festival from scratch in an empty parking lot or park – it literally comes to life! Complete with live music acts, artful parades and food booths! All of the hundreds of top tier artists coming together from all over the country, creating this little city of tents filled with one-of-a-kind treasures. All with big...
In the studio painting edges.....Thought for Today....."An artist is an explorer" ~ Henri Matisse, a French artist, known for both his use of color and his fluid and original draftsmanship. He was a draftsman, print maker and sculptor; but is known primarily as a painter.