Friday, April 1, 2011
Last night I had an art exhibit at one of the Country Clubs in the area. It was open "only" to residents of the area. There were about 40 artist that exhibited there. MOST of them were friends and also most of them painted realistically.I happen to NOT know any of them. I had a conversation with another artist and she told me she ALSO used to paint with acrylics, but had found out, that to be a true artist you must paint with oil! This got my mind reeling!!! WHAT IS AN ARTIST??? According to the dictionary -one who create works of art.... WHAT IS ART??Human effort to imitate,supplement, alter or counteract the work of nature. SOOO... in a sense EVERYONE is an artist. If we are painters, jewelry smiths, sculptures, writers ,decorators ...in everything we do in some way is by definition ART!!! I at first felt inferior when I entered this arena of artists...but I truly love what I paint and enjoy doing it. If we ALL painted realistically then this truly would be a boring art world. So I go ahead...full-force and continue to fulfill my passion and I know that there is a place for me - an ARTIST - in the ART WORLD!!!