Wednesday, March 12, 2014

My Artist Manifesto (Thus Far)



And I like to do drawrings. 


The first drawing I exhibited went for $100,000,000. After much negotiating via my agent—who went by “mom”—both parties walked away content at 50¢. I was five years old. Fast forward through every chance I could get to paint, I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design and started a steady career in the arts. Something happened though upon the birth of my son that formed me as an artist. After mostly working in illustration and painting commissions, I started to paint for the sake of her own sanity! This Puerto Rican girl found herself in China, in love with newfound motherhood, and desperately needing to paint. Feverishly... and without a care for the finished product. It was the perfect temperature to find my creative voice. It was when I let go of focusing on the finished product that I could resonate with Picasso's testimony, “I begin with an idea, and then it becomes something else.” Creative artistry quickly blossomed out of compartmentalized work to be the vehicle through which I work.

My hope is to inspire others to shed the apprehensions and fears, and to simply continue to create. 

So keep painting, 
A