Just like a writer, the more you experience life, the richer your storytelling can be.
Every time I begin a new painting, I feel I'm taking a journey, exploring a new part of the world, a new part of me. Looking for something yet to be discovered. What's important to me is growing not only as an artist, but as a person. Constantly learning, having new experiences, creating new memories. We live in an ever-evolving environment of political, social, and technological change. And I believe our art should reflect these current times, whether tumultuous or calm, exciting or terrifying.
The short, cold days of winter always make me want to hibernate. I'm actually pretty successful at it, although I always hike on Sundays, no matter how cold! Thank goodness my Studio is filled with bright, warm daylight.
So last month I was pondering a dilemma about which artistic style I should pursue with my art. I ended the blog determined that I was going to make a definitive choice once and for all and be done with all the internal struggle. Ha!
Creating art IS a struggle. An internal one. I want to make my voice heard, tell a story with my art. From my heart. But it's not a straight road, and there are lots of decisions to make after establishing a style.
It's the one year anniversary of "the lockdown" as we know it, the perfect time to look back at the wonderful the places I've been and look forward, as Dr. Seuss says it, to "Oh, The Places [I'll] You'll Go." For me, I reflect with my travel paintings.
Listening to business shows and art marketing podcasts this past month, there are two buzzwords that we cannot avoid hearing: Pivot and Resilience. These are the themes for 2021. And after a year like last year, you can imagine why.
When I began this painting the other day, I was thinking to make one of my bright, cheery abstracts, maybe add some words or symbols. Usually I decide along the way, depending on what I'm feeling, what I'm thinking. And we pretty much know what many people are thinking about this past week or two.
Okay folks, so life as we know it has been upended, RIGHT? Chaos in our heads, in our homes, in our cities. Manipulation in our politics, our news, our healthcare institutions. A veritable three ring political circus.
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Sharon Feldstein Art
5755 N. Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022