“…Arts is basically the first thing to go when they do budget cuts. And it’s sad because it’s such a huge thing in young people’s lives, even if they’re not growing up to be artists necessarily.”
“…I had a mentor, an art teacher who was very influential in my life. And he’s the one who said to me, “You cannot call yourself an artist just because you’re going to school and doing things. You cannot call yourself an artist unless you always have something you are working on.” I was 15, and that really stuck with me up to these days.” — Bea Gold
“…I feel like the word ‘erotic’ has a few different meanings. But I see it as very empowering energy. And something that isn’t harnessed by the public.”
When the Universe knows that you are an artist you can’t escape your destiny. This is very much a life-story of Jennifer Yoswa, an incredible oil painter from Colorado.
After speaking with several artists, I quickly realized that writing their stories in the blog is not going to be enough. They need to be heard.
“…There was an exhibition at the New York library of Anna Atkins’ botanical studies made with cyanotypes. And as soon as I saw it, I felt this big awakening. I cried in the museum overwhelmed by emotions because I just felt so connected to what I saw.”
“…When I started to paint for a living I did mostly landscapes, seascapes, and animals. My focus on the landscapes and seascapes is always the sky. I gradually started adding birds to a lot of my paintings and eventually merged my surrealism with my love of clouds, ocean, and landscape”
“I don’t sketch or measure my designs, it’s all freehand. Everyone asks me how I know the proportion or how I’m doing circles. I guess there’s just a part of your brain that recognizes space and my brain is good at that”
Brittany Atkinson told ITAS about her childhood influences and development as an artist. Read the full interview.
ArtReach is hosting a Guitar Art Auction to support visual arts education and mural programs for San Diego County schools. A generous donor gifted 31 brand new EVH Wolfgang Standard electric guitars for renowned artists to transform using various media including paint, gold leaf, mosaic, and more.