Friday, September 30, 2011
Friday September 30, 2011
Still Life/with grid 11"x11" gouache on paper
So much for simple. I continue on the path, searching for something I have never seen before. Something new with still life.
Today I would like to tell you a little something about who I am. I am an artist who has studied at art school, museum school, and college. I have been working for about 50 years. I have been represented by numerous galleries. My work has been awarded all over the country. I work regularly, everyday you will find me in the studio, working. I am a painter, and have tried every medium.
Recently I have been involved with Still Life. I am asking myself the question, can still life be distinctive? I have been trying to simplify, but I think it has made a jump, and I just have to continue and see where it leads.
As an artist, and a viewer of art. I want to say what I do not like. For me, a person who simply copies photographs is not an artist but is an illustrator and there is a difference between an artist and an illustrator. The camera abstracts in a certain way, and all works copied from a photograph have this abstraction and for me it is boring. Not all photography is art. For photography to be art, it must raise above the ordinary, as with any craft. Perhaps this is not an easy concept to understand. But there is a difference between art and craft. All art has to have some craft in it, but craft can have no art at all. As I said, this is simply my opinion.