An Artist in Today's World...Imagine a world without interesting design on buildings and bridges, parks and gardens without decorative fountains, and homes and offices without paintings, visual interpretations, or color. A world without beauty.
Enter the artist.....one who is inspired to create unique visual expressions which encourages the viewer to think, feel, and engage. Communication and connection among people.
Artists create...that's our similarity, but we really are a group with varied interests, practices, and goals.
There will always be artists who create without the desire to share their work, and others who instruct techniques to groups while enjoying exotic locations around the world . Collectors LOVE art and hard working successful artists are appreciated by those of us emerging onto the art scene. I often remind myself, that they too, once experienced the humility I feel.
The art world seems to be changing. This world cannot be compared to other professions where one works their way up the promotional ladder. Making art is a solo practice ....creatively and self promotionally. But here is where it gets interesting for us...networking and community is our super power! With their goal is in mind, the artist connects with many and follows leads.
Our younger generation artists are fearless teachers, and they don't fancy protocols, the way we "seasoned" artists are likely to. They think it perfectly acceptable to email, show up unannounced or approach someone who could be helpful. And... they are obtaining results and favorable outcomes. This has been a new realization at this phase of my career and this new year I'm going to quit acting my age, and build up my confidence muscle.
2017 my painting style (left) was very realistic. I did enjoy adding background fencing and the caterpillar to this scene. That was adventurous for me back then. I continue to evolve my new abstracted realism (right) with the addition of softer edges, which is what I'll be working on this next year. Inspired progress.
I appreciate all the comments I am receiving.
Hi...I'm Patrice... an acrylic painter who writes, and enjoys sharing how I create and think.