Why artists become Artists?
One of the most interesting aspects of art is understanding the why and the how of “becoming” an artist.
There is a myth that artists are somehow born knowing that they are artists, or that some event occurs in their lives that causes them to become artists, or that artists starve to create, artists are misunderstood, artists are creative undisciplined types who could only ever be artists, etc..,
I have met many artists, and I have found that very few of them meet common stereotypes. It has been suggested that all of us, at one point or another produced what can arguably be called “art”. We seek image-making to be a form of communication and pleasure.
“Knowledge has its Origin in our Perception”. – Leonardo Da Vinci.
“Try to put well in practice what you already know. In so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about”. – Rembrandt.
“I am Seeking. I am Striving. I am in it with all my heart “. – Vincent Van Gogh.
“Every child is an artist. The problem to how to remain an artist once he grows up”. – Pablo Picasso.
The question concerns all of us. As an organisation with members from around the globe, we want to cover the topic in more detail here in our CREATIVE LOUNGE. Perhaps through the process of sharing our thoughts and views, we will get a better understanding, at the same time, try to eliminate any stigmas attached?.
What do you say? Do you believe it to be any different for you?
Linda Sue Busch – Wauseon, Ohio, USA.
Good evening Linda, thank you for sharing and congratulation on your achievements, I would call it your second life that began after at the age of 54. With your future ahead of you, where age has no limits or boundaries.
Please do keep in touch!!..,
Thomas Maes – Brasschaat, Belgium, Europe.
Director TM-Art Fine Arts, Artist, Designer, Advise and consulting international affairs, International Art & Cultural
It’s all about vision, observation and recreating of what we see into a better, more suitable physical reality… As a philosophy, ask the question, why? And creating the answer to a physical state. I don’t think it’s only about the talent you have or what you know, but the unending desire to create, recreate, find answers and bring what is non-physical to the physical. Everyone can learn a technic (with some, it takes longer than others), but the originality of the new creation is what makes it…
Philosopher at Disillusionism
An Artist is a combination between the individual in question’s abilities and, crucially, his willingness. Someone’s specific abilities are objective facts that may be learned after studying him, and willingness, on the other side may be inferred partially through his behaviour and sometimes through words, but the biggest hurdle is that I could never know what it feels to be you.
Kay Reese – Irvington, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Artist/Photographer & Executive Producer at Neumaa Arts LLC
I didn’t become an artist. I discovered I already was one. My understanding of myself had to catch up to the reality of my existence, and way of being in the world, and my response to that world.
Herminia Haro – Peru.
Independiente at Taller propio
Doing Art for me is a way to show who we are from inside of ourselves, a way of showing our complex inner world, it’s a necessity. Art is the place where I feel I belong.
Ray (Erasmo) Signore – New York, U.S.A.
Realist Artist / Painter / Sculptor.
My story is very different. When I was a little boy I love art ,I felt it in my blood and I want to paint on canvas.Living in small town in south Italy it was impossible to buy a canvas. So I cut some of my mother bed sheet and I painted on it .I always treasure it with me.
My dream faded when my father pulled me off school to help him as fisherman.The Good Lord is always on my side to help me with my art .I was 50 yrs old when I start to take art classes .Close to retirement I had to leave my job ,because the company sent all jobs over sea. I ask to work for Silvermine art center (CT) and I was accepted.The Lord works in mysterious way, and I was able to take a free art lessons. My dreams came true. Now I paint and I sculpt.
antonino Gambino – Palermo, Italy
Direttore Amm.vo presso Ministero delle Infrastrutture e Trasporti, ma principalmente “ARTISTA”
I am artist by accident, in the family are artists sculptor and painter uncle and my brother sculptor and art teacher. I was born an artist to imitate them, though since I drew and scribbled sheets to hide. Sheets I’ve dusted off later and that I have allowed to be what they are today. So the student surpassed the master (uncle and brother). I’m not a real artist, but a little water carrier of art source. I have little time to devote to my passion but what I do is done with love, insanity, ingenuity, imagination, mostly portraying the world that surrounds me, person facts, history. I feel bound, family binds me, my work as administrative director binds me, i think the real artists are those who do not have constraints, wild animals that can express their own instincts and represent them on that white support filling it with color, shapes, strokes, smudges, remembering always to represent only the best, because it is in this way that you transmit happiness, love, Joie de vivre, peace and brotherhood, erasing hate
W.M. Aslam – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
(Author/Artist / Illustrator) children’s & young adult fiction
I’d say some people are acutely aware of design, form and colour from an early age. It could be that their parents or teachers made them aware of such areas and created a “taste” within them and the household. As a young kid, I used to pay close attention when my mother would comment on various design qualities of objects such as cups, bags and other everyday objects. She’d ask me for my opinion too. My father did the same with anything D.I.Y related. I knew I wanted to become a designer or artist, something which led me to become an author and illustrator. We become artists not by choice, but by being offered a creative outlet and means to pour out the many ideas that float around inside our head, just waiting to be born. We must create it to see it in a tangible form then move on to the next idea. If I don’t write I can’t sleep. I get ideas at 2 am or 7 am and keep a note pad by my bed. It’s really a calling and one few are able to answer.
Leon Foxwings – Bahrain.
Artist & Illustrator