It isn’t easy being an artist. Most of us are starving artists that have to try and get jobs so that we can eat and drink, keep warm and live and, if we can find them at all, those jobs keep us away from what we love doing and those jobs tire us out and we can’t get doing what we love doing and were born to do in the first place- creating art.
In a perfect world some rich person would love everything we do and contact us and tell us that they’ll give us a decent weekly wage (average industrial wage would do me nicely) if we promise to create lots of great art. They will give us total artistic freedom of course. They might give us very rough guidelines of what they would like just to guide us. They could keep all the art I create. I don’t want to be rich. I just want to do what I love doing and be able to do it forever.
We could achieve ‘flow’ every day as we are free from long hours in soul-destroying dead-beat jobs, starvation, bills, the cold and abject poverty. We could create works from morning to night gaining confidence and power as we work getting better and better and the work we do is almost effortless and the subconscious takes over……..as we change the world and create awareness and change perceptions and comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable and………..
Any wealthy art lovers out there reading this???
Any of my fellow artists agree with the above?
I’m in a group exhibition called ‘Winter’ in the Teacher’s Centre, Cavan Town. It runs from 27th November to 30th November and then again from 4th – 7th December from 12pm until 6pm each of these days. I’m looking forward to seeing you there.
Hi visitors, You are very welcome.
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It is about time I posted something on this updated website of mine. I am a male, self taught, artist whose work has been described as outsider, folk, naive and pop art. I live in Finea village in the midlands of Ireland and have been painting since 2004. I loved painting as a child and gave it up when I left primary school as the secondary school I went to didn’t teach ART as a subject at the time. So for many years art was put on hold until late 2003 or early 2004 when I decided I’d like to do some painting. I loved it again straight away and ever since then I have been painting regularly.
To meet me, I am shy and quiet but I am passionate about the stuff I believe in. Stuff matters to me that doesn’t seem to matter to other people I know. I sometimes wish I could be like them and not care so much, and just ignore everything, but that’s just not me. I hate to see real injustice in the world. I hate war, terrorism, racism, bullying, abortion becoming ‘the norm’ in so much of the world, discrimination, political correct policies gone mad, sectarianism (it is the reason for me doing so much Christian art), bigotry of any sort, media manipulating how people think, media brainwashing, hostile ‘comedians’, extremism of any sort…I could go on and on.
But I love so much about the world too. I love all the small details that so many seem to miss. The so called simple things in life. I love planes chalking while lines across the blue sky in the day, I love planes flying by at night with their lights flashing away. I love all the seasons, sunny weather, nature, animals, watching people, traveling anywhere, children playing. I think dogs are great. I love all animals but have a special fondness for foxes. I love to see foxes in the wild or running the roads at night. I also love owls especially barn owls. I love ALL types of music. I love ART. I love movies. I think all women are beautiful,unique,interesting and most are unaware of the fact that they are. I find myself taking the side of the underdog always.
I have a love/hate relationship with the internet. It can do so much good and it can do so much bad too. There is talk about internet bullying at the moment and one of the worst places for internet bullying is ‘twitter’ where vile, idiotic, bullying ‘comedians’, like Frankie Boyle, tweet something horrible about someone and it gets ‘retweeted’ all over the net by approving fellow bullies. Imagine how this someone would feel??
All of this fires up my art and makes me want to paint. I hope you’ll enjoy my website. Thanks for reading this. I can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org .