I always have and always will love the sound of guitar. Inspired by @theqof @prsguitars #guitar #art #artist #music #musician #guitarist #digitalart #digitalpainting #njartist #dailydrawing #illustrator #illustration #illustrationoftheday #artistoninstagram
For this post I’m sharing about the inspiration behind the Doctor Labrador Retriever.
I've thankfully had a pretty uneventful medical history so far. I've never stayed in a hospital overnight, never had to have major surgery, but i've been around loved ones who have. Because of my lack if interaction with doctors and medical staff aside from the routine check ups and hospital visits, I tend to get an uneasy feeling around them. And I get the heebie-jeebies as soon as I small rubbing alcohol.Read More
For this post I’m sharing about the inspiration behind the Firefighter Aussie Australian Shepherd.
I wasn’t one of those kids who said he wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up. I think I always knew on some level that I wanted to be an artist. But coming from a long line of family in public service (police mostly), I understood the importance and sacrifice associated with this position. Firefighters are called to be courageous, self sacrificing servants for the safety and good of the public. I will never know such a burden or call myself, but I readily acknowledge that they are to be thanked and praised for their selfless, and often dangerous work.Read More
For this post I’m sharing about the inspiration behind the Girl Scout - Chihuahua.
This one reaches back to some of my earliest memories. I have a sister who is 3 years older than me. All through elementary school, she was a part of the Brownies and Girl Scouts. My mother also helped in her troop, so I would be taken along.Read More
For the next several posts, I’m going to be giving you an inside look into my new series “Uniform Pets”. I’ll be sharing the insights and inspiration behind each piece.
The series as a whole came about as I was thinking about how we identify and categorize, specifically, dress code pertaining to jobs/organizations, as well as breeds of pets. We know a police officer in a crowd of people because we’ve identified their uniform.Read More
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Around the early 1960’s my mom had a receptionist job for a large bank in NYC. She recalled a time she had the opportunity to buy art from an awkward artist who shuffled into the bank with art tucked under his arm. He laid out several prints and original art that raised a few eyebrows. He had come to see the president of the bank, who my mom worked directly for. As he left, the bank workers commented on this odd fellow, but I don’t believe that anyone was really interested in his art. It seemed too strange.
Can you relate to that experience of buying art? You don’t know if the risk is worth it. You're not sure this will be a good investment. And some Artists sure can be… Odd. Why encourage that behavior right?
It turns out that the awkward artist who was trying to sell his work that day was… Andy Warhol. When my mom told me this, I gasped. WHAT???!!! We could have owned a Warhol??? He was a major influence in my work in art school. Her response was that no one really knew who he was at that point, and had no idea what the value of his art would be.
And that’s just it, right? No one knows. What artist might become really popular, and who might never make it out of the small town they grew up in?
Art is an investment. It’s an investment in the art work that is created, as well as the artist themselves. Buy art that speaks to you. That moves you. Art that is valuable to you regardless of monetary gain.
So I’ll ask again- are you investing in any emerging Artists? You may or may not be investing in an individual, or collection of pieces that increase in value, but you will certainly be investing in beauty, a point of view or a unique style and voice. You will be investing in Art (Capital “A”). What if you were one of the few taking the chance, believing in the artist, ready to be that catalyst that could make all the difference?
Invest in art. Invest in the artist. Is my writing about this a bit self serving? Sure, I have work available for purchase and would love some collectors. If you're interested you can view some of my paintings here. But even if it’s not my art, go invest in something today. It just might make all the different for you and the artist. Who knows, you both might get your 15 minutes of fame too! :)