Portraits! What a great way to make a living!
What other job exists where you can gently mix creativity, emotion, color and hard work and pour it all into a the life of an artist? Or take the same ingredients, shake them up a bit and pour them into an experience? What other job affords such a diverse array of experiences in the form of people, places, movement, sounds and above all, a visual cornucopia of treasures?
Sure, awards and recognition are pretty exciting at first, but after awhile, well, it’s the clients who matter most! Maybe you’ve seen my artwork in “Veranda”, “Carolina Country” or “Our State?” Or maybe you’ve seen my illustrations in Breakthrough Publications, McGraw Hill or Houghton-Mifflin publications? I have over a thousand portraits displayed in homes and businesses around the globe. Now that’s exciting! It is hard to put a price on the gratification and emotional value of portraits and artwork that delight my clients!
I have discovered that life experiences strengthen the artistic mind and open the doors to the colors and dynamics all around us! I like to think that pieces of an artist’s life experiences lodge somewhere on shelves in the mind just waiting to be pulled out and dusted off when the visual need arises! And so when I create a painting for a client, a little piece of me goes onto the canvas.
It doesn’t get any better than that!
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