I only recently admitted that I am truly an artist. I’ve been measuring what I thought constituted a professional artist for years, denying it at different levels due to this reason or the next. It’s literally taken me over twenty years to figure out I am not just someone who paints. An artist needs to express themselves yes, but even more so, to get things out into the world; to evoke reactions and bring enlightenment. It’s not an option, it’s a must.
I think the highlight of being an artist is where the art can take the artist. Being interested in the natural world, art has been the reason for my extraordinary journey to both Nepal and Italy. Art can forge new friendships and open doors that I might not ever have otherwise thought possible. And now I create art with ideas that may sound unobtainable, but I know now what art can achieve.
With this in mind, I push forward in a relentless pursuit to obtain a level of creation that I hope will provide the world with something unique. It is every artist’s struggle. An idea can come with ease or difficulty. The implementing of an idea can be almost insurmountable. But if an artist doesn’t challenge themselves, the world’s most precious creations would never have been made for us to see.