For an artist, the canvas is a mouthpiece. The artist speaks with vibrant colors, bold strokes, and fine lines. She whispers her secrets, shares her passion, expresses her anguish, and taunts your sensibilities. Are you ready to hear the language of art?
Art inspires people. Consider the works of Michelangelo, Picasso, or Leonardo Da Vinci . People throng to museums to admire their work. Their paintings, murals, and sculptures are subjects of deep academic interest. These great artists lived several centuries ago, yet their work continues to inspire new generations of artists.
Inspiration is achieved from those who had the belief to do something special.
Making art is a process of self-discovery. With everything we create, we learn something about myself. Creativity and curiosity are closely linked and the subjects of my paintings are all things that spark my curiosity in some way.
Why do people create art? What is the driving force behind creation? People have been making visual art since the beginnings of human history, for a myriad of compelling and complex reasons. If you visit an art museum you can see how true this is. It’s overwhelming and impossible to really take it all in.
The process of artmaking begins with the question, “What should I create?” You, as an artist have to ask the same question: what do you want to create? Maybe you don’t know where to begin. Even if you have an idea you would like to explore, it is valuable to expand your horizons by considering some of the ideas that other artists have investigated.
“The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist’s own spiritual nature.” – George Inness