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What makes you an artist?

Website: http://www.thesexyartist.co.uk
Location: Lancashire, UK
Members: 29
Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2012

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A Survey for Painters, like you...

Started by Artist Exchange May 5, 2009.

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Comment by Cdt Jakoustourikazaraï trio on July 23, 2011 at 13:17
Comment by Noah Foster on February 17, 2009 at 21:14
I rather resent being called an artist. It's demeaning. Total and complete devotion to a way of life, sacrificing everything is not easy. A person is either The Artist or they are not.
Comment by David Vanorbeek on May 15, 2008 at 20:20
when many people who visit your shows, people who look at your art start calling you an "real" artist, you're an artist
Comment by Bradley (aka: Oak) on May 12, 2008 at 17:20
Thinking of myself as an artists has always been a bit intimidating. Actually calling myself an artist most often feels like I am boasting. Is it, I wonder, my place to call myself an artist? With this dilemma always making itself known to me, I tend to think about it this way....

I am a painter. History will decide whether or not I am (or was) an artist.

Bradley (a.k.a. Oak)
Comment by Hosny Soliman on May 11, 2008 at 19:03
Once you say that you are an artist that means that you are still don't know what that word means.
Comment by ezzaldin shahrori on May 10, 2008 at 19:36
dawn hilton
can i ask some thing , from where did you have the idea of making this group?
Comment by Caruana Anthony on May 10, 2008 at 18:42
its the spirit within you that pushes you forward and let your creativity out to be seen
Comment by Prem Singh on May 10, 2008 at 6:03
"An artist is a man who invented an artist in him"
Said an American Art Critic
Comment by Bradley (aka: Oak) on May 10, 2008 at 0:40
When I was just a wee thing, I was sure I was going to be an actor. I followed that dream for years and years. After I completed high school I went to acting school and then off to New York to begin what I was sure was my destiny: a career in the theater. Six years after arriving in New York, and after a rather uncelebrated career, I left the city for a small seaside town called Provincetown on Cape Cod. It didn't take long before fate brought me into the company of one of Provincetown's better known painters: Bonnie Whittingham. Bonnie was to become my mentor and pillar of strength. It was she who told me that I had the hands of a painter and put the brush in my hand. The rest is history.

So it would seem that I always knew I was to be an artist... I just didn't know what sort of artist's life awaited me.

Oak
Comment by Amy Cohen Banker on May 9, 2008 at 21:49
Does it take one to know one? Seriously, everyone said I was
an artist since childhood and then I became one. And I am
fulfilled.
 

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