Tuesday, May 30, 2017

An Excuse to do Art

Have you ever been working on your house or have projects to get done for you wife and it's keeping you from your art? Well, that is how I feel. I have projects that I really need to get done on my house, mow the yard, replace siding on the outside, put new stone on the porch, woodworking and about everything else you can think of, but you can't seem to sit down and just draw or work on a photo.

The wife and I went to Jim Cray Gallery in Gatlinburg this weekend and I was mesmerized by his artwork. It makes me want to go home and start painting something, or finish paintings I have already started but are afraid to work on. The fear of working on your own paintings will be a topic for the next blog, so I digress.

Always try to make time for your passions, if it be art, woodworking or just messing with some images in Photoshop, just do it!

The Graphic Designer

Graphic Designers, photographers and artists are some of the most overlooked group in the work industry. Most people do not understand the importance of the talented people that bring you the newspaper, magazines, billboards, internet content and the framed images we see when we visit the doctor, shop for a new house, look at a magazine or moved by the art that brings beauty to our lives. 
Art is a powerful tool that can change the way we perceive the world around us. Relieve stress and anxiety, and bring a sense of peace to a not so friendly world. Art has the ability to move you to tears, motivate you, strengthen your resolve and bring peace in a time of trouble. Art can take you places, to distant far lands, and allow you to experience other cultures. 
You have no idea how powerful your craft is or the impact it can make on others. If you already know this maybe we just need to be reminded. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hello everyone, I will be posting artwork in the next couple weeks that I have created. As my next birthday approaches and I will be 55, I wanted to have a sustainable hobby that will pay for itself. When you reach my age the things we consider important doesn't seem to be that important anymore and you look at your life to see if you have made an impact to those around you.

I have been an artist as far back as I can remember, by drawing on everything around me. Even before graduating from Greeneville High School I worked for my uncle installing appliances from Sears when I was 14 so I have worked from an early age. I had no extra time for music or art, so they suffered for years and I felt like I was missing from my life. I have been a teacher now for 16 years and I have 8 years left before I will retire. Doug Freeman a student and a friend that was born three days after I was encouraged me to take up my art again. I can never thank him enough for his encouragement and if it wasn't for him I would not have fallen back in love with my art. I hope my art moves the viewer as much as other artist move and touch my very being.

Watch for these different mediums of artwork that I will be posting and some of art will be for sale and some will not.

  • Digital paintings and illustrations
  • Pencil
  • Pen and Ink
  • Watercolor 
  • Oils
  • Photography

Monday, July 14, 2008

Welcome to my Blog

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog site. I am in the process of setting up this blog for a gathering place for creative minds as well as friends. I want to dedicate this blog to the creative process of writing, art, music and photography. You know, all the things that make the world a better and more interesting place.

I will be adding more content as soon as possible.

Welcome and I hope you enjoy your stay.