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Weekly Blog on creativity and what it takes to be an artist by David Limrite (artist, teacher, mentor & coach)

VISUAL VOICE

 Study For Proud Angel, 10”x 8”, mixed media on wood,  © 2016 David Limrite

Study For Proud Angel, 10”x 8”, mixed media on wood, © 2016 David Limrite


“My art is a self-confession. Through it, I seek to clarify my relationship with the world and help others to clarify their own search for truth.”
Edvard Munch


Artists create for many reasons. I am sure you have your own motivations for creating.

One of the main reasons that artists create is to find their visual voice.

Visual voice is each individual artists own creative language. And as artists, we all have our own visual voice, which is a combination of thoughts, feelings, instincts and beliefs. All of which demand that we pick up a pencil or paintbrush and create work that is our own.

Your visual voice is intuitive, and in order to find yours, you first start by following your passion. Whatever that is for you. Passion fuels your creativity and creativity fuels your passion.

Not only do you learn how to be a better creator by making art, you also learn a great deal about yourself. Being an artist allows us to see and experience the world in different ways.

The only way I know how to find your visual voice is to make a lot of art, experiment with a lot of styles, try a lot of different media, and explore a wide range of subject matter. For me, I have also discovered that writing about my art has helped me to discover my visual voice. My writings include my thoughts, feelings and ideas about what I am trying to say and communicate through my art.

Ultimately, you discover your visual voice by creating. So… get to it. {Smile}

Best,

David


[WORKSHOP]

Abstracting the Figure  

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art  (3 Days)  |  SOLD OUT

San Luis Obispo, California June 3 – 5, 2016  | Friday – Sunday | 9am – 4pm

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