My plan is for this blog to let you the readers experience my life as it really is. I will admit I am living my dream but it is not always fun and games like some of my friends think it is. It is actually hard work being a fine artist, I paint everyday which means I have to come up with an idea to paint each day. Not as easy as it may sound. Art shows are fun but setting up in the heat, rain, and wind is not my idea of a good time. Sometimes the stars are aligned just right and I make some good money but that is certainly not the norm.
I do love this life and I would never trade it in to be in marketing and advertising ever again or any part of Corporate America for that matter. I like swimming and I love water but I do not like swimming with sharks and that is my opinion of Corporate America. I am an artist and I fit in much better with a group of artist then I do with a bunch of people who use others as ladder rungs as they try and climb to the top of the corporate world.
With that said please join me as I blog about my life as an artist, somedays will seem like I am living on a cloud other days I will tell the hard truth and dispel the myth that my live is just a fantasy as some of my friends think it is.
| 16 November, 2011 14:52
Anyone who knows me knows that I am certainly not a slave to fashion by any means. I wear what is on top of the clothes in the drawer. I am not picky. If I have to dress up for some reason which is rare then Shelly picks out my clothes just as my mother did before I went to college.
However I signed the contract with a London England based women's clothing line to use one of my paintings in their winter pattern. The contract is valid for 17 months and I make a decent wage for the use of my painting. The best part about this is I sold the original about 3 years ago and I am making more for the rights than I did for the original.
Out Of The Gate 12" x 16" Oil on canvas
Funny how that works for us artist so you never know when you buy an original from me if one day that image may become famous. I will probably never become famous in my lifetime and I don't want to. I am a huge fan of Any Warhol he is one of my favorite artist from the 20th century. He was a master at making the average become extraordinary via marketing and persona. That is my goal to make me, an average artist become a success by marketing my work in such a way that my work will become a household name.
My goal is to continue to make a living off my art but sell it while I am doing other things in life like traveling the world on a sailboat with my life companion Shelly…
Anything is possible if you put your mind to it that is what I believe and my mother always told me that. I have always done what I love and no I am doing it with whom I love how could live be any better.
By the way yes "I AM LIVING THE DREAM!" there are some people who want to put a stop to my dream world and you know who you are but guess what you are still failing miserably…