Be a painter: make images by hand in the 21st century by Terrence A. Brooks.
A passion for the arts such as painting, writing, pottery, dancing and music is very common and, as well, the ardent hope that one’s efforts will be enthusiastically received by open wallets. In reality, very few artists succeed in supporting themselves via their art. The vast majority of artists ride the emotional roller coaster of the joy of creation and the disappointment of few sales in an indifferent market. This book counsels artists about the patience needed to develop their talent, persevere in the face of indifference, manage the economics of art production, market art products and recognize artistic success.
Whatcom County, WA
Autumn fox 2011
Beauty, the cargo freighter
Scarlet macaws, lovebirds and cockatoos
A painting tour of France, 2011
Winter in Europe, 2010
There is only one way to develop your talent and it doesn't require a lot of dollars. Shut the world out and sit in a corner with a pencil and a paper. Say hello to your visual imagination because you have an appointment with the infinite.
Be a painter
Fishing boats in Kodiak, AK, Bering Sea, Roche Harbor, WA and Deception Pass, WA.
Be a painter and live a life that is a reproach to the crass commercialism of our stunted age. Make aesthetic objects that the passing herd can't comprehend and that have no apparent market value. Go into a corner and draw fifty boat pictures from your imagination just to enlarge your personal creativity and gain spiritual refreshment, just don't expect to get rich doing it.
Be a painter
Acquavella on Freud "There is no influencing Lucian on what to paint. Absolutely none. That's great, that's what you wanted. He's not going to paint something because he thinks it's going to sell. He'll do the opposite, paint something he doesn't think will sell."
The Master and the Gallerist, WSJ Magazine, April 2011, p. 17.
"I think the computer has probably been the biggest change for artists working today, and you see that in AIM [Artist in the Marketplace]as well because many artists no longer have workspaces. I remember one of my studio visits being at a coffee shop, sitting over a laptop discussing all these ideas and then based on this meeting two months later the project was realized. The other thing is that artists have expanded their technology vocabulary in a big way. A lot of them are very focused on social media and on event-based performance." (p. 10)
Taking Aim!:the business of being an artist today. Edited by Marysol Nieves. Fordham University Press, 2011.