|When and how did you begin to see yourself as an artist?
On a day in the third grade I saw the relationships of intense colors placed next to each other. I would not have put the word "artist" with the feelings of that experience, but I was changed and could not have gone back. The joy is still within me and works its way out onto canvas.
I see myself as a plasterer as that is how I made money for seventeen years. I have been an artist all of my life in one form or another but now I am lucky enough to get paid for my artwork. I have to work far harded as a sculptor than a plasterer.
Anyone could be an artist, one has to keep at it and not feeling sorry when thing does not go the way one wants….
Also, I believe when a gallery is paying you a fee to exhibit your work, it gives you a good feeling..
I had a job where I needed to write letters to people. I started to draw pictures for parts of the letters and realized I was getting a magical communication that was better than my tired words.
When I was 16 and participated in a collective exhibit, and burglars broke into the exhibition one night and stole 6 paintings. 5 were from well-known artists. The other one was a gouache by me! I was so happy. Today I think that they stole my work because it was simply next to the other paintings, but then I began to see myself as an artist. These robbers gave me the push to paint!
Summer 1988 Oregon. I realized that when traveling, you could be anyone you want to be. I told people that I was an artist. No one laughed.
1994~1995.I have to be myself.
After hearing "did you make that" so many times you start to feel like an artist. It really hit home I guess, for me anyway, when I sold my first piece.
IN MY FIRST EXIBITION AT THE AGE OF 15
I see myself as a writer who can paint. There is a real and subtle difference.
When I felt intensely, hatefully jealous of the rather decent drawing of a dog that my friend David Evans produced at primary school.
always since I always had a different view of the world but, fought against it for many years until I got sick and then I had to accept it totally and completely
In 1985 when I noticed I had a lot of paintings made
I am trained as Cenima Board painter, I joined Mehboob Painters at Khairpur (Mir’s) Sindh, (a sign and cinema board painter for apprenticeship around 1996-97) at the age of 15-16. Having back ground of that vast field of cinema board painting I joined Department of Fine arts at National College of Arts Lahore in 2000 for pursuing BFA and successfully passed with honours in 2003. Then I enrolled at MA (Hons.) Visual Art at the same institution in 2004 and completed in 2005.
so all that training polished me as an artist.
Since I was 4. Then I started to paint with dry pastel and later, in the age of 5-6 was my first touch to the oil.
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