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3 Reasons Why I Became an Artist

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3 Reasons Why I Became an Artist

1. Many artists including myself have trouble concentrating for long periods of time. Art helps me stay more focused. When I am in the studio creating work, I am completely engaged but I also have the freedom to jump from one technique to the next which gives me the ability to not get bored. Mixed media allows me to paint, glue objects, sand a surface or spray ink on a surface. Enough distractions to keep me centered and captivated. 2. I enjoy making things with my hands. The whole idea of using my hands and mind in harmony and letting the art...

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5 Ways My Artwork Has Developed During The Lockdown

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5 Ways My Artwork Has Developed During The Lockdown

I try to look at some of the few good things that have come about from Covid-19.  Working from home, more time with family, outdoor walks and exercise are a few that come to mind. Although outdoor walks in February can be a bit of a challenge in Michigan, we try to make the best of it. I am convinced that having more time to expand my art process has had a positive influence on my work. Here are 5 ways it has helped me in my art practice 1. I try to work every day in my studio even if I...

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Art Work Procedure

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Art Work Procedure

      I don't try to make the creative process a mystery but in a way it is. For the last several years I have been creating colorful abstract art. Now I am incorporating collage and digital elements into my work. I believe it provides my work more depth and substance. It seems like I have to always be moving into new dimensions of artistic expression.  The whole idea of using your hands and mind in harmony and letting the process guide me brings on recurrent moments of joy that only the art making process can bring out.

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How my Artwork is Evolving

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How my Artwork is Evolving

During the lockdown I have had an extraordinary amount of time to develop my art making process

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Art On A Pedestal

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Art On A Pedestal

Many people value art strictly by the fame of an artist or the value of a particular work of art.  Artists like myself make art because we want to or have to because of a burning desire inside our soul to push work out that needs to be made.

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