|When and how did you begin to see yourself as an artist?
On my 13th birthday I was home sick from school and I decided to try drawing from photos on my Star Wars bubble gum cards. I had no good paper so I drew on the back of a 'Bay City Rollers' poster that I won at a carnival but didn't want. I captured the light, shadow and likeness of the characters in those photos in a way that I never expected to see come from my own hand - the desire to continue doing that and things like it has never left me since.
I always felt artistically inclined, but it took me a long time to be able to call myself an artist, at least in a professional way. Gaining confidence with my work, and developing a style, and of course sales certainly helped.
At a young age I realized I saw thing differently than others. I could always draw and was interested in art and illustration. After bouncing around a bit I settled on becoming a working artist in my 20's.
My father says I must have been born with a paintbrush in my hand because I cannot recall not doing Art. However it took me until my 40's to take myself seriously and believe in my talent.
When I got cranky at people rummaging through my pencil case and touching my drawings and going "OMG I hate you, you're so good". Constructiveness is very prized, stupidity - not so much. As you can tell it aaalll started in school...
I have always loved art. Since a small child have tried many different forms, explored any new technique someone was willing to teach me. Yet, I never felt accomplished...
I left accounting several years ago, and for the first time in my life was able to pursue art on a full time basis. Today, is the first time in my life I feel part of the art world. I have so far yet to go, so much to learn, but I feel each day I am taking steps... always moving forward.
When I realized that I could make something beautiful I began to think of myself as an artist.
I've always been "good at art", so from a young age I was encouraged. Again, I don't consider myself an artist, but I do pursue making art and always will for the pleasure it gives me and others. It doesn't really matter in the end if I'm a "real" artist or not, and according to who.
I guess when I was sixteen and was sewing and designing my own clothes. I loved to sketch the fashions which led to retail advertising and fashion illustration. Oh, and the fact that I got fired from my first job in accounting. That was the wrong profession.
I have seen myself as an artist ever since I was a young child, even before I could read or write. My whole self visualisation has evolved from there and now it's more of a creation thing, than just "art", everything I do is based on creativity, from the food I make to the way I speak and write letters. It endears me to some people and annoys others. I see myself as an Artist in a holistic way. Everything I do is an act of creating something new and an act self expression.
This year, 2009
Last year I was to much shocked with the fact that I actually can paint. Then I tried to learn and work to improve myself and I didn't have time to think about it.
eversince childhood & now I begin through my simple original creations which can be seen on my site.
I don't yet. Others do that for me. I see myself as someone who is addicted to creating "stuff." And who is sometimes good at it.
After I first framed the first ever painting I did when I found myself at home with a baby after running an international business.
When I started to draw naked girls in my youth.
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