Success in an art career is a deeply personal journey, with varying definitions for each artist. Nevertheless, there are 5 key indicators of achievement that I continually recalibrate my path toward:
"The Grand Chorus" is my creation, a testament to the pursuit of depth. With a subtle yet striking red incision on canvas, it echoes the universal yearning for a richer life, increased freedom, and deeper connections. This piece pulsates with the intention to embrace our entirety, fostering self-acceptance, which in turn allows us to embrace others more completely.
For a while now, I've had this lingering feeling that my days as an art teacher are limited. It's a vague notion, and I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe it's a sense of impending change, or perhaps it's just a fleeting thought that one day something unexpected might happen.
But then, on route to my latest workshop last weekend, something remarkable struck me: If I were to continue teaching, I envisioned creating a unique experience—a silent painting retreat.
I'm delighted to have the opportunity to chat with Shari Aspinall, the visionary behind Legacy Lounge. This remarkable video series engages in profound conversations with a diverse array of Cultural Architects, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Entrepreneurs. These dialogues center around the profound notion of legacy, giving insight into how these remarkable individuals envision and strive to make a lasting mark.
"Once you decide on your occupation... you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That's the secret of success... and is the key to being regarded honorably." Jiro Dreams of Sushi
For me, painting on the shores of the Great Salt Lake is the ultimate way to breathe life into my art. The lake's beauty fuels my colors, materials, and the very essence of my work.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.